The Titanic Of The Rms Titanic Essay

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Titanic
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 doors, which activated remotely, and a high-power telegraph transmitter (Wikipedia.org). The sinking of the Titanic led to major improvements in maritime safety. In 1914 the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) was established, and it still governs maritime safety. Wireless regulations and communications were also established which could have saved the lives of more passengers (IMO). On September 1, 1985 an explorer by the name of Robert Ballard located the debris of the Titanic’s remains (History of the Titanic).
The RMS Titanic had received warnings throughout the day from other ships via wireless telegrams regarding the heavy ice in the area, and advising them that they should slow down. They did not…

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