The Discovery Of The Titanic Essay

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All aboard for the journey of a lifetime! The newest White Star Line ship, appearing to outrank all of the other vessels at sea, was about to make its first voyage across the Atlantic. Looking for a fresh start in New York City, three classes of passengers boarded the RMS Titanic on April 10, 1912 in Southampton, England. They were confident this was the safest ship at sea. The Titanic was advertised as unsinkable with its many features made for it to outshine its main competitors. What the passengers did not know was that they were about to witness one of the largest, most remembered disasters at sea. Unfortunately, this disaster could have been prevented. Despite the popular belief that the Titanic was unsinkable, many factors such as structure and lack of safety regulations played a major role that led to the ship’s demise, resulting in the loss of many lives.
The Titanic was constructed to appear to sovereign over the sea, which became a problematic mindset for many of the crew members. The word ‘unsinkable’, plastered in the minds of many, created a sense of overconfidence when performing routine checks and procedures. The ship was built to attract first class passengers and White Star Line managing director, J. Bruce Ismay, wanted everyone to know. This would only improve the name of White Star Line vessels when Titanic safely docked in New York City. Ismay was also determined to have a better reputation than the main rival at the time, Cunard’s, passenger liner,…

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