The R.M.S. Titanic

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The R.M.S. Titanic

Index
Introduction………………………………………...1 Plans for Construction……………………………...1
Departure…………………………………………...2 Voyage started…………………………………...2-3
It’s sinking……………………………………........3 Why didn’t everyone got saved? ..........................3-4 Rescued at last……………………………………..5 Lost and Found…………………………………….7
Conclusion………………………………………..8
Introduction
In this report I am going to talk about a great ship, the R.M.S. Titanic. The R.M.S. Titanic was a passenger ship that struck an iceberg on her first and last voyage. I am going to tell you how it was constructed, how the voyage went, how and why did it sunk, how another ship rescued the survivors, and how and when scientists found the wreckage. It is a very interesting topic because it happened so fast and I want to know how it happened. Plans for Construction

Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, along with her sisters the Olympic and the Britannic were designed to compete with the rival Cunard Line's Lusitania and Mauretania and were intended to be the largest, most luxurious ships ever to sail. Her length overall was 882 feet 9 inches (269.1 m). It had a maximum width of 92 feet (28m), had 46,328 tons, and a height of 59 feet (18 m) from the water line to the boat deck. The ship was licensed to carry 3547 persons, passengers and crew. The Titanic's design and construction featured luxury and opulence. There was a telephone system, a lending library and a large barber shop on the ship. The first-class section had a swimming pool, a gymnasium, squash court, Turkish bath, electric bath and a Verandah Cafe. For her maiden voyage, Titanic carried a total of 20 lifeboats of three different varieties. Lifeboats 1 and 2 were “The emergency wooden cutters” and had a capacity for 40 people. Lifeboats 3 to 16 were “The wooden lifeboats” and had a capacity for 65 people. Lifeboats A, B, C and D were “The Collapsible lifeboats” and had a capacity for 47 people. Departure

Titanic’s tests (called sea trials) began at 6 am on Monday, April 2, shortly after she was fitted out at Harland & Wolff shipyard, and just eight days before she was due to leave Southampton on her maiden voyage. After six hours of sea trials, Titanic left Belfast at noon for the 550-mile journey to Southampton, under the command of Captain Herbert Haddock. The ship began her maiden voyage from Southampton, to New York City on April 10, 1912, with Captain Edward J. Smith in command. But before setting sail to New York, it had to stop in some ports of call. After crossing the English Channel, Titanic stopped at Cherbourg, France, which was about 70 miles away, to board about 300 more passengers. The next day, at April 11, 1912 it stopped again at Queenstown, Ireland early in the morning and by 11:30 a.m. it began boarding passengers. When she finally departed Queenstown for New York, there were a total of 2,201 passengers aboard. Voyage Started

Titanic moved out into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The crew and the officers could now begin to get into their routines and watches and the passengers now had time to explore the great liner, meet old cruising friends, or organize parties for the rich and famous. Almost everybody would know how to find their cabins. It was a learning process for even the most experienced crew, but no doubt they would be more confident in the return journey, if there’s any. By the ending of April 11, 1912, the Titanic had traveled 386 uneventful miles in near perfect weather. As the days of the voyage passed, Titanic sped steadily westwards to New York, while she had 1,500 miles behind her. It’s Sinking

At April 13, the good weather continues and the Titanic completes another 519 miles. While at 10:30p.m, a severe ice warning comes from another ship. From then on, many ice warnings were sent. On the night of Sunday, April 14, 1912, the temperature was near freezing and the ocean was flat calm. The last ice...
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