110 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic
THUNDER BAY – The Royal Mail Ship Titanic has a legacy like the end of an era. It’s a story that never got old. The romance, tragedy and end of the age of seeming innocence brought on by the sinking of the RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage is a story that has never aged.
One hundred and ten years have passed since the start of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.
On April 10, with great fanfare, the RMS Titanic under the command of The Titanic was under the command of Captain Edward Smith, one of the White Star Line’s most experienced captains, embarks on his fateful journey.
The story was told in print, on film, and came to put a measure of the end of the era of optimism for its time.
The RMS Titanic left port like a dream ship. only a few days later, this trip turned into a horrible nightmare.
the RMS Titanic was a White Star Line ocean liner.
The boat has sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.
The story of the Titanic hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage is well known.
The sinking has been documented in movies, films, stories and still after 100 years the epic story still captures millions.
Today, the word Titanic is associated with the arrogance of the man, believing that the ship, which was called unsinkable, went to the bottom of the North Atlantic in just a few hours.
The Titanic was bound to SouthamptonUK to New York CityWE.
The sinking resulted in the loss of over 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial flights. maritime disasters in peacetime in modern history. The cream of society and some of the richest men in the world died in the sinking.
There were also hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe in search of a new life in North America. The Steerage class was filled with people heading to America to start a new life.
The RMS The Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time of its commissioning. It was the second of three Olympic class liners operated by the White star line. These three Olympic-class liners met their fate in less than gracious ways.
These ships were built by the Harland and Wolf shipyard of Belfast. Thomas Andrews was the ship’s naval architect. Andrews was among those lost in the sinking.
On her maiden voyage, the Titanic carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
The Titanic’s passenger list read like a “Who’s Who” of the people in the first class cabins.
A wireless telegraph was provided for passenger convenience as well as operational use.
Wikipedia reports, “Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remote-activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate everyone on board due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people – just over half the number on board and a third of its total capacity.
“After leaving Southampton on April 10, 1912, Titanic called to Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York. On April 14, 1912, four days after the start of the crossing and about 600 km south of Newfoundland, she struck an iceberg at 23:40 ship’s time. The collision caused the ship’s hull plates to buckle inboard along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen seatight compartments; the ship gradually filled with water.
“Meanwhile, passengers and some crew were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partially loaded. A disproportionate number of men were left on board because of a “women and children firstprotocol followed by some of the officers loading the lifeboats. At 2:20 a.m., the Titanic broke up and sank with over a thousand people still on board.
A little less than two hours later Titanic sunk, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathians arrived at the scene of the sinking, where he embarked about 705 survivors.
“The disaster was met with shock and outrage around the world at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major marine safety improvements. One of their most important legacies was the creation in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. Additionally, several new wireless regulations have been passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications, which could have saved many more passengers. »