The Titanic Informative Speech

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I. (Attention-getter) The Titanic was on her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US. The Titanic was considered to be unsinkable. But, on her maiden voyage the Titanic struck an iceberg that resulted in the deaths of over a thousand people.

II. The Titanic had 2,603 passengers on board. Out of those 2,603 passengers only 705 of them survived. The Titanic had 20 lifeboats and could carry 1,178 out of the 2,603 people that were aboard.

III. (Credibility Statement) Ever since I saw the movie “Titanic” when I was seven years old I’ve always been interested in the Titanic and how such a tragedy could have happened to a ship that was supposedly unsinkable.

IV. (Preview Statement) I would like to inform you about the Titanic, her reputation of being the safest ship ever built because she was apparently unsinkable. Next, I will discuss how the
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I. According to History.com, the Titanic was a luxury. She was 882 feet long and cost 7.5 million dollars to build. The Titanic had watertight compartments; she was seen as virtually unsinkable.

A. According to American History, The Titanic was the largest ship ever built, at the time.

1. The bottom of the Titanic was divided into 16 watertight compartments that had automatic watertight doors, which closed immediately if water were to enter the compartment.

2. The Titanic could stay afloat with 4 compartments filled with water.

3. Because of these watertight compartments the Titanic was deemed and believed to be unsinkable.

Transition: Now, I am going to discuss the warnings the Titanic received the day of the tragedy that were ignored and caused the Titanic to strike an iceberg.

II. According to an article by Ed Darack called “Titanic’s mirage: a new perspective on one of histories greatest mysteries”, The Titanic struck an iceberg four day into her journey to the United

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