The Importance Of The Unsinkable RMS Titanic

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The Importance of the “unsinkable” Titanic in Today’s society

Topic: General information about the ocean liner and how it’s faults affect the current laws of today

General Purpose: To inform the audience about how Titanic has impacted their lives and society today as we know it

Thesis Statement: The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic and everything we know about it today have been valuable in sea travel, especially in lifeboats, radio control, and ice patrol.

Organizational pattern: topical


Attention Getter: It is the morning of April 15, 1912, 28 degrees fahrenheit, and you are just feet away from going down into the freezing waters of the Atlantic ocean. Imagine that. Yes, we can imagine that, but can we really IMAGINE that. I don’t
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A.) After departing from Southampton, England on April 10th, 1912, it was roughly about four days out when it unfortunately struck an iceberg around 11:30 in the evening (Titanic).
The beginning of the voyage was uneventful, including perfect weather for sailing.
The horrible turn began on April 14th when it struck the iceberg.
According to Robert Ballard’s 1988 book Exploring the Titanic, the largest part of the iceberg was underwater.
The vessel had been irreparably punctured and rapidly filled up the first five watertight compartments that I had previously mentioned before (Titanic). B.) As the ship descended into the dark sea to it’s final resting place, most passengers went into the water. Very few were later rescued.
There were only 20 lifeboats on board (Thresh, 1992).
Those 20 lifeboats were launched half full, so they didn’t save as many people as they could have.
Women and children were placed in the lifeboats first.
C.) The ship finally
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Their duty was to locate icebergs at sea and mark their movements (Bitette,2015).
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 1913 was and still is managed as part of the Guard. B.) This famous ocean liner held more passengers than all lifeboats aboard could hold. Unfortunately, this cause many to go down with the ship to meet their deaths.
As it was sinking, the first lifeboat left with 36 six seats empty; if they were filled to their full capacity, this would have only saved approximately 50% of the 1,552 people (Tibbals, 1997).
After this disaster, it was part of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea that every vessel must now have enough lifeboat space for everyone on the ship (Bitette, 2016).
C.) Perhaps if there were better communication in the early 1900s, this could horrible tragedy could have been prevented.
After this accident, the Radio Act of 1912 was passed and it regulated radio frequencies between the U.S. Navy and ameture radio operators (about international ice

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