The Effects of Titanic
When it comes to structure, The Titanic was one of largest ship ever built.
Being 900 feet long, 25 stories high, weighing 46,000 tons, the Titanic was the greatest project to be worked on in the early 1900s. It had top design and technology along with a unique idea for 16 watertight compartments in the lower level of the ship that would keep it from sinking, even in the worst situation Titanic could stay afloat for at least 3 days. However, that wasn’t the case on April 14, 1912. The titanic sideswiped a massive iceberg which was the cause but not the only reason that made the titanic sink. The titanic would have survived if it wasn’t for material failures, avoiding warnings and the stress that the passengers went through during the tragedy. The titanic was not ready to board its passengers in the first place, the first cause is when the titanic hit the iceberg it damaged 300 feet of the ships hull.
The steel was too weak and flimsy to support this great ship. An example that was found was “the collision allowed water to flood six major watertight compartments” (Effect, Titanic) in (Gannon, 1995). If the constructors of the Titanic weren’t in a rush they could have put in a much sturdier hull that could last in below water temperature. Like the unreliable hull, the rivets that held the ship together were no good either. “Researcher’s state due to high wind speeds, low temperature and the ice berg caused the brittle fracture of the rivets.
” (citation2) in (Gannon, 1995). These rivets were screws that tightened the hull down. The second cause is when the Capitan of the titanic was running on a tight schedule to get to their destination in New York on time. The Captain wasn’t planning on getting cough up in warnings.( Effect, titanic) in (division, 1997).
The Capitan turned off the radars and radios because he didn’t want to hear about the icebergs, he was confident nothing could overtake the great, which he wrongfully did because soon after that the right side hit the iceberg and in minutes began to flood the compartments.(Titanic) in (division, 1997) The third cause was during all of this passengers were panicking for survival, some of them had no idea the ship was even sinking and majority tried to escape the freezing waters that were trapping them. In the beginning the women and children were able to get on the few life boats the titanic had and later the men who didn’t think it was fair and tried to get on also. (Titanic Cause and effect) in (Garzke and others) There were over 2200 passengers and no where near as many life jackets and life boats to protect them from this kind of disaster (Effect, titanic) in (Gannon, 1995). Finally in the end the titanic sank in less and an hour and a half due to the unplanned collision with the iceberg.
The three effects were lots of material failures, captain avoiding warnings and the panic the passengers had while the ship was sinking that could have caused the ship to sink faster. Conclusion: the titanic sank because of the three major causes. A reader can learn a lot from this essay, it wasn’t only the iceberg but it was also and mainly the ship materials that did not protect the ship from sinking. It was said ” the titanic should have kept the route straight instead of turning the wheel last minute because the front of the ship has a lot stronger hull than the sides. Citations: Effect of titanic – Gannon 1995, Biography of Titanic, September 18, 2011 Titanic Cause and Effect- Garzke 1997, Cause and effects of titanic. September 18, 2011 Titanic- in citation (Division,1997) September 18, 2011