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  • Compare And Contrast Rms Titanic And A Night To Remember

    There are countless versions of the story on the Olympic- Class Ocean Liner; The RMS Titanic. The “RMS Titanic” is an article written by Hanson W. Baldwin in 1934, and A Night To Remember is a movie produced in 1958 by William MacQuitty. Both plots discuss and portray the dramatic events that happened on April 15, 1912. The world’s largest “lifeboat” (MacQuitty. W.) set sail on April 10, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York. However, the voyage was abruptly halted when it came into contact with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. On April 15, 1912, the “safest ship afloat” (MacQuitty. W.) sank, leaving only 711 survivors out of the initial 2,240 passengers who boarded the ship. The article “RMS Titanic” and the movie “A Night To Remember” both relate and differ in the portrayals of the Californian, the crew members, and the ship. The S.S Californian was a British steamboat ship that was owned by Leyland Line. The steamboat was originally designed to transport cotton across the Atlantic Ocean. In the article entitled the “RMS Titanic” the S.S Californian was portrayed as a ship ran by nonchalant crew members. When distress signals and rockets were launched, ships miles away responded to the Titanic, but the S.S Californian which was only 10 miles away “didn’t bother to take [the message] down” (Baldwin, 395). The article stresses the fact that the Californian had the ability to save many or all of the lives of the persons that died during the catastrophe,…

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  • The Tragic Impact Of The Titanic

    How did the titanic impact the world as we know it? It’s a question that has been asked many times throughout the years since the incident happened. So many different interpretations on the answers given freely by survivors of the ship, there was a movie based on it and a documentary but there are still so many questions that are left with no explanations. One thing we do know for sure, it was the first global disaster for mankind. Victims from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia…

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  • The Olympic Story Of Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship

    buckled, the hull plating was gashed and above all, the starboard propeller and crankshaft were distorted. To make the matters worse, the keel was bent giving a permanent damage to the ship. This almost sealed the fate of Olympic. Later, UK Navy investigated the crash and found that the mistake was on the side of Olympic. This means that the insurance company would never pay for the White Star line company. Inorder to repair the ship, it would need a large sums of money which would surely lead…

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  • Titanic Persuasive Essay

    never said it was unsinkable. It was actually Shipbuilders magazine that described the ship as “practically unsinkable”. Though it has been over one-hundred years since the sinking of the Titanic, the story, which includes both heroes and villains, still enthralls us (Hutchings). The idea for the Titanic, a passenger liner that would epitomize luxury and be bigger than any other liner, was born out a collaboration by Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Line and J.P. Morgan, American financier.…

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  • The Titanic: The Sinking Of The Titanic

    The sinking of the Titanic was a tragic event. Everyone was devastated because of the most advanced ship of the time sunk, About the Titanic, the sinking, and about the survivors are in the following paragraphs. The Titanic was a tragic event that isn’t uncovered all the way yet. ( If you have ever wondered about the Titanic you won’t have to anymore. The Titanic was 269.1 meters long making it the largest ship of its time. It had cost $7500000 to build it. It carried 2223 people…

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  • Chinese Cinderella Literary Analysis

    Composers have the power to create different worlds and new messages. The autobiographical novel Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah and the drama Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard demonstrate the hardships faced by individuals in difficult circumstances and their ability to escape to new places. In these texts the composers have developed the concept of new messages having the power to change an individual’s lack of acceptance in their world. _In Chinese Cinderella, the protagonist…

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  • Why Do We Sink The Titanic

    The Titanic, a huge cruise ship built by man. The Titanic was believed to be indestructible and unsinkable. They said not even God can sink the Titanic; the name says it all. This ship was very luxurious and the largest of all ships. It was set for voyage April 10, 1912 after being built for three years. This Luxurious Giant was filled with many of the world’s wealthiest and famous people setting sail across the North Atlantic all the way to New York (Well, at least that was their intention).…

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  • Summary Of Titanic By Charles Lightoller

    Charles Lightoller was the Second Officer and only surviving commanding officer on the maiden and final voyage of the White Star Line’s ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. After the ship collided with an iceberg, Lightoller oversaw the of loading passengers into lifeboats on the port side, famously only allowing one man on all eleven lifeboats. Lightoller, after a narrow escape from death after going down with the ship, went on to give key testimonies for both the US inquiry and the British Board of Trade…

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  • Conical Peak Case Study

    [34] Mr Pieralberto Za (the deceased) slipped on a snow covered mountain slope and fell over a 150 metre sheer precipice to his death. The incident occurred at Conical Peak, one of the highest mountain peaks in the Western Cape. Ms Federica Za, was married to the deceased and is the mother of their children. She instituted action in the Western Cape Division of the High Court, Cape Town, based on delictual liability arising from the wrongful and negligent failure by the first and second…

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  • Essay About Titanic

    In twenties century of 1912 America suffered one of the big unforgettable historical disasters. The most gigantic and luxury steamship instead of getting to the New York seaport, it sideswiped to the iceberg in North Atlantic ocean and dive to the depth of the sea. Theretofore, the Atlantic sea witnessed many ships and vessels ply in various purposes between Europe and America. It may many ships sank into the sea for different reasons, but nobody thought this kind of a ship with having such a…

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