Proposition: To inform the audience about the ship known as the Titanic. Introduction:
1. The two leaped from the boat into the icy depths of the Atlantic Ocean… a. By now, I’m sure many of you realize what I’m talking about. b. It’s the movie Titanic.
2. While the movie is good for entertainment purposes, it does not go into the details of the actual ship. 3. Personally, I think the actual story of the Titanic is just as interesting as the movie Preview: Today, I hope to teach you some interesting facts about this amazing ship. 1. First, why and how the ship was built
2. The sailing and sinking of the boat
3. And the aftermath that took place
Transition: First of all, you need to know how the ship was constructed. I. In the early 1900s the transatlantic passenger trade was highly profitable and competitive 1. Two of the main competitors were White Star and Cunard a. Cunard had planned to debut the Lusitania and Mauretania in 1907 b. Looking to rival Cunard, White Star Chairman J. Bruce Ismay partnered with William Pirrie and devised a plan to build a class of large liners c. They decided they would launch three luxury vessels: the Olympic, the Britannic, and the Titanic. 2. On March 31, 1909, the keel was laid for the Titanic.
d. It was built next to the Olympic and the sister ships were largely designed by Thomas Andrews e. In addition to being embellished with many decorations, the Titanic featured an immense first-class dining saloon, four elevators and a swimming pool. f. It’s second class accommodations were comparable to other ships’ first-class features, and its third-class accommodations were still noted for their comfort 3. As to the safety elements of the ship, it had 16 compartments that had doors that could be closed from the bridge in case it was filled with water g. Although they were presumed to be watertight, the partitions were not capped at...