Titanic Essay Research Paper TitanicOn April 12

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Titanic Essay, Research Paper Titanic On April 12, 1912, the Red Star Liner Company commissioned a luxurious ship. This luxurious ship was set out to go on its Maiden Voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The Red Star Liner claimed that this ship was unsinkable (Titanic 1998). The So-called the unsinkable ship was known as the Titanic. The Titanic was one of the biggest ships ever built. The Titanic was 888.2 feet long (Britannica 1998). The Titanic was considered to be the Ship Of Dreams (Titanic 1998). The Titanic was designed and made by Mr. Thomas Andrews. The Managing Director of the Red Star Line was Mr. Bruce Ismay. They both were on the ship on its maiden voyage. The captain of the Titanic was Captain E.J. Smith. After the Titanic s maiden voyage Captain

E. J. Smith was going to retire. The Titanic was commissioned because Red Star Line wanted to create a ship So Extravagant and So Luxurious that it would beat other ships (Titanic 1998). The Titanic had about 2,200 passengers on board. On the Titanic all the Chinas, Linens, Silver, and Sheets were brand new. On April 14, 1912, the Titanic was still on course to New York City. The Titanic had two Lookouts on the watch that night. The Lookouts were there to watch out for Icebergs and other Ships. At 11:40 P.M. the Lookouts saw an Iceberg, they called the bridge and said Iceberg! Iceberg! Dead ahead! (A Night 1956). Then First Officer Murdoch ordered the crewmen to Steer to Starboard side (A Night 1956). The Titanic then turned to the Starboard side. When the Titanic was at

Starboard side the Iceberg caused friction with the ship. The friction between the Iceberg and the Ship caused multiple scratches and holes on the starboard side of the ship. The entire ship felt the friction because it caused a big jar noise and the ship shook a little. Captain E.J. Smith went to the bridge after he felt the jar. First Officer Murdoch told the Captain what happened. The Captain saw the damage and started to head for Mr. Andrews s cabin. The Captain told the Mr. Andrews everything that just happened. The Captain asked Mr. Andrews How much time we have? (Disaster 1997). Mr. Andrews said, We have an hour or two (Titanic 1998). Then Captain E. J. Smith ordered his officer to Abandon Ship with Women and Children first (Britannica 1998). The Officer s then tell all

the Stewards. The Stewards in first class told every passenger in first class to put on their life jackets and meet the other passenger in the first class stateroom. Most of the first class passengers went up but the passengers didn t put their life jackets on. The first class passengers didn t want to put on those life jackets. The first class passengers said that their Life Jackets don t match their Clothes (A Night, 1956). The Stewards directed the passengers to go outside and wait to get on the boat. Most of the passengers ignored the Stewards and went back to their cabins. The crewmen were outside with the officers following the Captain s orders. The crewmen were trying to detach the lifeboats from the ship. The Officers were holding the passengers back away from the

lifeboats. The Officer also carried guns to prevent panic and chaos on the ship. Most of the passengers on the ship didn t have any idea on what was going on. The Officers only allowed women and children first and they made so no men could get on the ship. Only first class passengers were being evacuated. The passengers in steerage were told to put their life jacket on and just to line up. On the Starboard side there were officer that let men get on the lifeboats. All the life could hold up 30-66 people but most of the boats had about 10 to 22. The captain ordered one crewman to fire flare in the air. The captain also ordered the officer in wireless to send out a new signal SOS (A Night 1956). The officer in wireless spent all their time locating other ship and asks them for