My 2¢ on Titanic
Many events chained togther made the Titanic disaster what it was.
Loss of Life
- Many of the life boats went out with room to spare - there was
room for another 600 or more on the life boats.
- Too many people thought the ship was unsinkable until it was too
Contruction / Design
- The water tight bulkheads did not go high enough, their tops were
only about 10 feet up from the normal water line. When Titanic started
taking on water their tops were quickly brought below the water line as
to flood more compartments.
- The steel was strong, but brittle Titanic used the best
quality steel for that day. That type of steel was proven as some ships
had used that type of steel for almost 20 years before Titanic went
into the water.
- The rudder was too small The middle propeller was infront
of the rudder as to give Titanic decent steering control. Besides the
Titanic is not even 1/5000th the size of the Atlantic Ocean, so How
well does it need to corner? Tug boats near port handle the tight
- The Atlantic was unusually calm that night
- The ship was going too fast
- Counter Flooding In my opinion that would have brought the
ship down much faster. Look at how fast the Britainic sank because all
her water tight doors were open along with the windows. Britainic sank
on one piece unlike Titanic which split in two.
- Stopping / Reversing Engines Dumb move. Stopping the
middle propeller robbed the rudder of the water flow which it needed to
control the ship. Without the flow Titanic lost some of her cornering
ability (in my opinion)
What I feel REALLY sank the Titanic
How many pairs of binoculars did they
and they were LOST
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