Titanic “the Unsinkable Ship” Essay
The Titanic was known as "the unsinkable ship". She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage in April of 1912, during which she collided with an iceberg. She was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. A numerous amount of people believe that the collision that occurred on April 15, 1912 was The Titanic’s sister ship The Olympic, and that the wreckage was premeditated and was used to commit insurance fraud.
White Star Line felt a great pressure to compete with the Cunard Line, as they had just put out two amazing ships Lusitania and Mauretania. At this time White Star line produced the Olympic class liners, which consisted of the …show more content…
The Titanic went for its sea trials which is normally consist of two days and the ship sailing at full speed. The Titanic’s sea trials consisted of one short day and the whole ship was not inspected. They neglected to go down to the storage rooms where they would have seen the state of the furnaces.
An ample amount of people opted out from the maiden voyage of the Titanic, an experience that many people were yearning for. Only one crew member signed back on with White Star Line after constructing the ship, which is very strange considering there was a huge shortage of jobs at the time due to a coal strike. Even ship owner Jp Morgan opted out to take part in Titanic's maiden voyage, after promising to attend, he claims due to health reasonings but a few days later being seen in perfect health.
The Californian was another ship owned by White Star Line that was put out of work due to the coal shortage in Britain. She is also the ship that rescued the survivors from the tragedy of the Titanic. The Californian had been out of