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The RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner, tragically sank on the morning of April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean. The ship sank to a depth of 12,415 feet (History of the Titanic). The Titanic collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southhampton, UK to New York City, US. More than 1,500 passengers and crew died as a result of this collision. This was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat when it entered service, and was operated by the White Star Line. The Titanic was the work of naval architect Thomas Andrews. It was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners. The Titanic had very advanced safety features, such as watertight compartments, and watertight
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The Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship. The ship was built by two shipbuilders Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland. About 3,000 people worked on the ship, and about 250 workers became injured throughout the project. It took over three years to construct the Titanic. The Titanic was about 883 ft long and 104 ft high. It was a 16 compartment ship which was supposedly watertight. The Titanic was made to be able to float if only four compartments were filled with water, but because of the collision with the iceberg five compartments were filled with water. This caused the ship to break apart. It took less than three hours for the unsinkable ship to sink under the North Atlantic Ocean (The Titanic …show more content…
First class accommodations were for the rich and famous. They had to pay a large amount of money for a ticket on the Titanic. This class “enjoyed all the privileges of beautiful staterooms, electricity, running water, private baths and world-class dining” (The Titanic History). The first class level had a grand stair case to show off the ladies dresses for the evening as they made their grand entrance. It also had a squash court, and a library. The second class passengers were the middle class working people. They included “clergy, businessmen, average tourists, and the ship’s musicians” (The Titanic History). The third class, also known as steerage, consisted of the poor emigrants from Europe who were going to America. This class had to be separated from the upper decks due to health regulations. This separation caused many deaths for the third class passengers. The highest numbers of survivors were the women and children of the first class. Some men from first class got on the life boats. Some women and children from second class were also able to get on the life boats. The third class passengers remained behind gates on the lower decks and they were not set free until the life boats left (The Titanic

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