Essay about The Titanic Pride Of The White Star Line

1226 Words Sep 8th, 2015 5 Pages
The legendary event of the historical RMS Titanic pride of the White Star Line 's made her first and sadly only voyage. On April 10th 1912 the maiden voyage of this truly magnificently, amazing and touted as an unsinkable ship, set sail for America from Southhampton, England for New York with 2,240 passengers and crew - or souls as was an expression in the shipping industry usually used with a sinking-on board.

Before this fateful trip on May 31, 1911, There were more then 100,000 people who attended the launching, it took just over a minute and went off without a hitch. Titanic’s immense hull–at the time, the largest movable man made object in the world–made its way down the slipways and into the River Lagan in Belfast. The hull was immediately towed to a mammoth fitting-out dock where thousands of workers spent most of the next year building the ship’s decks, constructing her lavish interiors and installing the 29 giant boilers that powered her two main steam engines.

More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. In the decades since her demise, since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland. Rather than the intended Port of New York, a deep-sea grave became the pride of the White Star Line’s final destination in the early hours of April 15, 1912. J. Bruce Ismay, chief executive of White Star, A century has sailed by since the luxury steamship RMS Titanic…

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