What Are The Similarities Between The Titanic And The Britannic

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The Titanic was not the only ship in her line, in fact, there were two other ships that were dreamed up as well by Harland and Wolff. The fantasy behind the Olympic-Class line was to not have the fastest sailing ship, but to build a large ship that had amenities that would be luxurious to its passengers. The three sister ships --in order of when they were built-- were the Olympic, the Titanic and the Britannic. Even though the construction of the Olympic started almost a full year before the Titanic, they were both built right next to each other. After the sinking of the Titanic, both the Olympic and the Britannic went through different safety provisions to help prevent future problems. Both the Titanic and the Britannic were retired early …show more content…
In the process of it being built eight construction workers passed. The Titanic contained nine decks, seven of them were for passenger use and accommodations. The nine decks were the boat deck, promenade deck, bridge deck, shelter deck, saloon deck, upper deck, middle deck, lower deck, and the orlop/tank top deck. Each decks had different amenities for the different classes. The Boat deck was where the lifeboats were kept, where the grand staircase for the first class was, the gym was, the first class lounge, and the first class smoke room. The Promenade deck was strictly for the first class; it included cabins, lounge, and smoke room. The Bridge Deck had more cabins for first class and also included the smoke room for the second class. The Shelter Deck was where the public rooms for third class were located, under the poop deck. The Saloon Deck included the dining rooms for the first and second class, and also had a reception room for the first class. The Upper Deck had rooms for all three classes and rooms for the staff. The Middle Deck was mostly for the third class, it included their dining hall, cabins, swimming pool, and a few second class cabins. The lower deck included the lowest portholes, squash court, and the travelling post office. The final deck, Orlop and Tank Top, was below water line and included cargo space, boilers, engines, turbines, and generators for the ship. By including all of these amenities for …show more content…
People ranged from high-ranking officials and celebrities to emigrants traveling to live in the United States. 700 of the passengers were third class, which made up most of the passengers on the boat. Some people traveling third class paid less than $20 to make the crossing to the United States. If you were traveling first class on the Titanic your survival rate was 44% higher than everyone else. Most of the fatalities were women and children overall, even though they were abiding by the “women and children first policy.” Because of all of the confusion and bustle, most women and children were not able to make it to the front and passed. Many families were broken apart in the confusion and because of the women and children first policy. Some wives refused to leave their husbands and gave up their spots on the lifeboats to spend their last moments with the one they loved. Of all of the people who survived, their stories still live on

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