How much water did the titanic sink in?
Right now, the wreck of Titanic is 12,600 feet underwater. That's 2 ½ miles under the sea.
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The British ship RMS Titanic sank at 2:20 AM on April 15th1912 , having collided with the iceberg at 11:40 on April 14th.At 12.15 AM, one of the S.O.S calls from the Titanic reached itssister ship, the Olympic. The calls for help were heard by manyships but the closest ship, the Carpathia, was 4 ho…urs away fromthe sinking Titanic. Titanic sank 2 hours before the Carpathiaarrived to rescue survivors. Some survivors died of hypothermiashortly after they were recovered. The Carpathia arrived at NewYork on April 18, 1912. The Titanic's first and only passengervoyage had lasted less than five days. (see related links) Timeline was as follows: April 14, 1912 11:30 PM The Titanic is cruising at 221/2 knots, 38 feet per second 11:40 PM The lookout spots aniceberg 50 yards ahead, jutting 60 feet out of the water. He soundsthe bell and notifies the bridge "Iceberg right ahead". Minuteslater the Titanic struck the iceberg. By 2:20 am on April15, just two hours and forty minutes later the Titanic had sankbelow the icy waters of the North Atlantic. More than 1500passengers and crew lost their lives. Only about 700 survived. in 1912 Titanic sank at 2:20am GMT on 15 April 1912. She hit the iceburg on the 14th April 1912 at 11:40pm and sunk on the 15th April 1912 at 2:30am. The Titanic sank on April 15,1912.At 2;20 a.m 3:45 am it was in the middle of the night and there was dense fog they didn't see the icebreg ad crashed CORRECTED ANSWER According to official accident reports, the Titanic sank at 2:20am local ship's time. That is equivalent to 1:20am New York City time. The Titanic hit an iceberg just before midnight April, 14, 1912 and sank in the early hours of April , 15. On 4/14/1912 The Titanic struck an iceberg late on the 14th April 1912 and sank in the early hours of the 15th April 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg at approximately 11:40pm on Sunday evening, April 14, 1912. It went down approximately 2:20AM the next day (Monday morning). The Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912. On April 14, the ship took a sudden crash and hit an iceberg. But, the date the Titanic actually sunk was APRIL 15, 1912. It officially sank on the 15th April, at around 2.20am. But it struck the iceburg at 23.40 April 14th. Titanic crashed on the night of April 14, 1912, but sank aftermidnight on April 15th. april 15th 1912 at 2:05am and the captains last words were the titanic shall not live another 15 minutes and neither will we. The date was 14th April 1912; the time that she finally slid beneath the sea was about 2.20am. it hit the iceburg on 14th April 1912 (Sunday) but sank on the morning of the 15th (monday) The Titanic began sinking at around 11 o'clock (give or take) on April 14th. Then at around 2:20 AM on April 15th the ship sank to the bottom. . The phenomenal ship known as the Titanic sank at about 2:20 in the morning of April 15th, 1912. . Titanic hit an ice berg at 11.40 pm , it had already had several ice warnings, there were 2200 souls on board and only 1500 were saved, most of the lifeboats were only half full, they were designed to carry 70 people, some only had 25 people in them. the 1st lifeboat left the ship at 12.00, and the last at 1.50, titanic went down, bow first, the stern lifted so it was sticking straight in the air. it split, and the bow went down leaving the stern upright, after 10 minutes, it eventually went down at 2.20am, sunday 15th April 1912 2:20 to 2:30 a.m The Titanic was a cruse liner that was supposed to be the ship ofdreams. It set sail for America on April 10th, 1912. 5,200 wereaboard and they didn't expect anything to happen. There were notvery many lifeboats. The first 4 days and 3 nights were verypleasant for the people aboard. They had gotten multiple icewarnings but they disregarded them. The captain sped up. The nightof April 14th, 1912, the lookouts were freezing but hard at work.One of the men shouted, "Iceberg right ahead" at 11:18 . Thecaptain ordered an immediate stop and to turn the ship the otherway. It wouldn't work, Titanic was going to hit. The ship hit at11:20. All the men and women thought it wasn't anything serious butthe captain ordered all the watertight doors to shut and the makerof the ship to evaluate the plans. At about 11:30, the maker foundout the unsinkable ship was going to sink. The workers got the 1stclass people to the boats where they decided women and childrenfirst. Everyone thought this was just a drill but it wasn't. Therewas no panic or rush at first but when the water started to fillup, the panic rose. People threw off luggage, furniture, andstarted to jump off at about 1:50. The ship started to get steeperand steeper. At about 2:10, the whole ship was on a 120 degreeangle. The lights went out at 2:15 and at 2:18 the ship split intohalf. At 2:20, the ship sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. 1,517people died that tragic night. Answer: 2:20am It is believed that the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic foundered at approximately 2:20 in the morning of 15th April 1912. This time would have been according to the ship's clock or time zone, the time on other ships in the area may have been slightly different. Shortly before this happened and while the liner was still above the surface, lifeboat A was swept off the roof of the Marconi room (waterlogged) and lifeboat B was capsized by waves. Source: The British Wreck Commissioner's Report 1912 It sank May 15, 1912 at about two in the morning the WHOLE ship was under water. The Titanic hit an iceberg just before midnight April, 14, 1912 and sank in the early hours of April , 15. On 4/14/1912 The Titanic struck an iceberg late on the 14th April 1912 and sank in the early hours of the 15th April 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg at approximately 11:40pm on Sunday evening, April 14, 1912. It went down approximately 2:20AM the next day (Monday morning). The Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912. On April 14, the ship took a sudden crash and hit an iceberg. But, the date the Titanic actually sunk was APRIL 15, 1912. It officially sank on the 15th April, at around 2.20am. But it struck the iceburg at 23.40 April 14th. Titanic crashed on the night of April 14, 1912, but sank aftermidnight on April 15th. april 15th 1912 at 2:05am and the captains last words were the titanic shall not live another 15 minutes and neither will we. The date was 14th April 1912; the time that she finally slid beneath the sea was about 2.20am. it hit the iceburg on 14th April 1912 (Sunday) but sank on the morning of the 15th (monday) The Titanic began sinking at around 11 o'clock (give or take) on April 14th. Then at around 2:20 AM on April 15th the ship sank to the bottom. . The phenomenal ship known as the Titanic sank at about 2:20 in the morning of April 15th, 1912. . Titanic hit an ice berg at 11.40 pm , it had already had several ice warnings, there were 2200 souls on board and only 1500 were saved, most of the lifeboats were only half full, they were designed to carry 70 people, some only had 25 people in them. the 1st lifeboat left the ship at 12.00, and the last at 1.50, titanic went down, bow first, the stern lifted so it was sticking straight in the air. it split, and the bow went down leaving the stern upright, after 10 minutes, it eventually went down at 2.20am, sunday 15th April 1912 2:20 to 2:30 a.m The Titanic was a cruse liner that was supposed to be the ship ofdreams. It set sail for America on April 10th, 1912. 5,200 wereaboard and they didn't expect anything to happen. There were notvery many lifeboats. The first 4 days and 3 nights were verypleasant for the people aboard. They had gotten multiple icewarnings but they disregarded them. The captain sped up. The nightof April 14th, 1912, the lookouts were freezing but hard at work.One of the men shouted, "Iceberg right ahead" at 11:18 . Thecaptain ordered an immediate stop and to turn the ship the otherway. It wouldn't work, Titanic was going to hit. The ship hit at11:20. All the men and women thought it wasn't anything serious butthe captain ordered all the watertight doors to shut and the makerof the ship to evaluate the plans. At about 11:30, the maker foundout the unsinkable ship was going to sink. The workers got the 1stclass people to the boats where they decided women and childrenfirst. Everyone thought this was just a drill but it wasn't. Therewas no panic or rush at first but when the water started to fillup, the panic rose. People threw off luggage, furniture, andstarted to jump off at about 1:50. The ship started to get steeperand steeper. At about 2:10, the whole ship was on a 120 degreeangle. The lights went out at 2:15 and at 2:18 the ship split intohalf. At 2:20, the ship sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. 1,517people died that tragic night. Answer: 2:20am It is believed that the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic foundered at approximately 2:20 in the morning of 15th April 1912. This time would have been according to the ship's clock or time zone, the time on other ships in the area may have been slightly different. Shortly before this happened and while the liner was still above the surface, lifeboat A was swept off the roof of the Marconi room (waterlogged) and lifeboat B was capsized by waves. Source: The British Wreck Commissioner's Report 1912 (MORE)
The RMS Titanic stuck an iceberg at approximately 11:40 in thenight of April 14, 1912. The First Officer steered the ship awayfrom the iceberg but he had reversed the engines in an attempt tomaneuver around the iceberg ("port around" maneuver). Due to thecombination of the ship's size, the limitatio…ns of the propellerswhen making such a maneuver, the the time it took for them toattempt it, it look much longer for it to port around the icebergas opposed to just turning the ship and maintaining speed. WhenTitanic struck the iceberg, it buckled the plates, creatingopenings covering approximately 12 square feet. Water then poured into the ships watertight compartments. It canremain afloat if four of the compartments are filled. Because thecompartments are not sealed (ending below E Deck), the water filledthen spilled over each compartment, going past those fourcompartments. As this took place, the front began to sink.Eventually this lifted the stern above the water, reaching an angleclose to 45 degrees. The weight of the back half of the ship wastoo much to bear, so it split in two, sending the stern crashinginto the water. A portion of the front half of the ship remainedconnected, so as it pulled the stern before breaking off, it causedthe stern to go above the water again to a near-vertical angle.After a few minutes, it too sank into the water. The time from whenTitanic first struck the iceberg to disappearing into the Atlantictook two hours and forty minutes. Titanic sideswiped an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 14,1912, and was badly damaged. The 882-foot (269-meter) long liner,whose eight decks rose to the height of an 11-story building, sanktwo hours and forty minutes later. Of the 2,227 passengers andcrew, 705 escaped in 20 lifeboats and rafts; 1,522 drowned. Famous as the greatest disaster in transatlantic shipping history,circumstances made the loss of life in the sinking of the Titanicexceptionally high. Although Capt. E. J. Smith was warned oficebergs in shipping lanes, he maintained his speed of 22 knots,and did not post additional lookouts. Later inquiries revealed thatthe liner Californian was only 20 miles (32 kilometers) away andcould have helped, had its radio operator been on duty. The Titanichad an insufficient number of lifeboats, and those available foruse were badly managed, with some leaving the boat only half full.The only ship responding to distress signals was the ancientCarpathia, which saved 705 people. On April the 14th the Titanic hit a ice burg and it hit the bottom of the ship and the side, all the boilers where shut apart from one , this might of weak end its strength, and on APRIL 15TH the Titanic sank too much water too fast! pumps weren't fast enough and there wasn't enough locking door chambers to seal or "contain the water" (MORE)
The primary factor was the ship's collision at the speed of 21knots* (24 miles an hour) with a massive iceberg late on the nightof April 14, 1912. It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the entireship to sink. The Titanic became completely submerged about 2:45 AMon the morning of April 15, 1912. The Ti…tanic had sixteen compartments that were isolated withwatertight doors below the waterline. The bulkheads were notwatertight all the way to the top deck, because they had doors andpassageways through them. When the ship struck the iceberg, six ofthose compartments were damaged and the ship began to take on watervery rapidly. If the ship had hit the iceberg head-on, the damagewould not have been as severe as the number of watertightcompartments would have been minimal. Because the side of the shipwas damaged, too many compartments filled. Curiously, there was no huge gash in the side of the ship, as thelegends say. The total area of the hole was approximately 12 squarefeet. What allowed the water to enter was the buckling of the hullplates which made the rivets at the seams pop. There is a newtheory that the middle part of the Titanic was not designed to bendif she were to be caught on two waves. This could make the hullflex excessively, which would weaken it. One theory for the cause of the collision is crew error. After theiceberg was spotted, First Officer Murdoch ordered the boat to turnand also to reverse the engines. This would have slowed the ship,but also made it harder to turn. Another theory was that the rudder was too small for such a largeship. *21 knots was the normal cruising speed, and may have been lower atimpact. This is not the EXACT reasons why Titanic sank, these are factorsthat contributed to the sinking. In the book Titanic's Demise acollision with iceberg, massive flooding leading to hull failure.This is technically Titanic's demise. It is true Titanic was designed with any 4 compartments flooded,shecould remain afloat. it is untrue that the ENTIRE starboard side ofthe ship was damaged. the damaged area was 12.60 square feet butthat area covered an area of approximately 300 feet, which coveredover 5 compartments. This is what is fatal blow to the ship and wasthe cause of her casualty limitations (how much damage can a shipwith stand and still remain afloat). The impact with the iceberg popped off rivet heads and opened hullplate seams and this is how the ship flooded because all damage wasbelow the water line. It is true that some of the rivet used werecheaper, the ones that were to be ordered were supposed to be #4and the one that were ordered were #3. They contained more slag andthis could have made them more brittle in colder to freezing water.It must be kept in mind sister ship Olympic was built under thesame conditions and same materials. That ship had over a 20 yearservice career. Titanic was FAR from poorly built, this shipwithstood stress levels 35% higher than designed to handle and thisis clearly seen on finite element models and how the bow and sterncontinued to hang on and the keel bending under this pressurebefore complete separation. It hit an iceberg while out at sea and was rapidly filled with ocean water. Many passengers died because the Titanic did not have the regulation amount of lifeboats required for the number of passengers aboard because it was supposed to be "unsinkable." It sank on it's maiden voyage at around 2:30 AM on the morning of APril 15, 1912. It hit an iceberg.The titanic was meant to be so special,so people thought it wouldn't sink. (MORE)
Titanic sunk at 2:20 in the morning of April 15, 1912 about 400miles south of Newfoundland.
Her bow is technically in Canadian waters, so she sunk just off the grand banks of Newfoundland, in Canadian Coastal water.
The TITANIC hit an iceberg and it put a hole in the ships hull! that is not right titanic could have lived if the captain of theship stopped the ship if he did stop it then they would have missedit but he just kept on going and tried to turn so yes the titaniccould have survived Well, technica…lly speaking no, it did not have to sink. The shiphit the iceberg full speed and damaged several watertightcontainers- only the word 'watertight' is a bit misleading. I've heard that the tops of the watertight containers were open,just like cups. The Titanic could have stayed afloat with four ofthem breached and even with five, the Titanic could have easilystayed afloat well into the next day. But the problem laid at thelocation of the breach. It was at the foremost of the ship. When the first container wasfilled, the water overflowed to the next cup; on and on just likedomino's. This caused the bow to tip and so on. The Titanic was going full steam. If they had just decreased thespeed even if just by half, the Titanic wouldn't have taken on somuch damage and water. They wouldn't have lost so many lifes...They may not have lost Titanic at all! So the problem, technically speaking, was hubris- a case of extremepride. They thought the Titanic wouldn't sink so they charged aheadinto the unknown. So, no the Titanic didn't have to sink. . +++ . " ...'they' thought the Titanic wouldn't sink..." Who are'they'. No-one who knows anything about ships, either as builders,owners or navigating officers, has ever claimed that for any ship.The "unsinkable" claim for the RMS Titanic arose from a newspaperjournalist excitedly mis-quoting (wilfully or not) a much morecautious and reasoned comment in an engineering trade journal -written by people who understand engineering, for theirprofessional peers. The original was something like. "... sheshould be practically unsinkable." A very different matter! (MORE)
There was no one person that made the Titanic sink. It was a combination of out of date sea rules (such as not having enough life boats for everybody on board), a ship President that wanted glory making the ship go too fast, a pissed off wireless operator on another ship that could have helped the T…itanic and many other things that helped the ship to sink . I would just like to add to that by saying that the reason the Titanic actually sunk was because it hit an iceberg, which pierced the hull, allowing water in, which sunk the boat. The fact that there weren't enough lifeboats had nothing to do with the Titanic sinking, that was merely the reason so many people died. (MORE)
Titanic sunk at 2:20 am on the night of April 15th, 1912. It's believed that both the bow and stern took about five or sixminutes to sink. The stern spun around like the rotors on ahelicopter. The bow planed directly forward and the keel of the bowsmashed 60 ft under the bottom of the seabed in one …second. (MORE)
Titanic sank up in the northern part of the Atlantic ocean. Titanic crashed into a large ice burg.
The Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean, about 350 miles (531 km)southeast of Newfoundland, Canada, having covered most of hertrans-Atlantic crossing. The remains of the Titanic were eventuallylocated approximately 13 miles southeast of the location of herlast distress call. This distance contributed… to part of thedifficulty in locating the Titanic, which was finally discovered on1st September 1985. Titanic sank in the Atlantic ocean; about 600 km southeast ofMistaken Point, Newfoundland. The coordinates of the wreck site are: 41Â°43â²55â³N 49Â°56â²45â³Wï»¿ The Titanic sank off the coast of Canada South of Cape Race, Canada. The Titanic was around 400 kilometers off the coast ofNewfoundland, Canada, when it sunk at 2:20 am on April 15th, 1912. RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic was approximately 400 miles east ofNewfoundland, Canada, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Her lastreported position, determined by star sight by one of her deckofficers, was 41Â°46' N, 50Â° 14' W. Part of the reason it took 73years to find the wreck was that this position was off by around 13miles, not hard to understand in an age well before GPS. That, andthe fact that she sank in nearly 2-1/2 miles of water. Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 from Southampton, England on hermaiden voyage to New York City. At the time, she was the largest,most luxurious passenger ship ever built, and the largest movingobject in the world. At 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912, she struck aniceberg and caused irreversible flooding in her first fivecompartments, dooming the ship. Approximately 2-1/2 hours after shestruck, she sank, taking with her more than 1500 lives. The Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean about 95 miles south of the Grand Banks, which are near the island of Newfoundland, Canada. The Titanic lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. She was sailing on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912. She was in collision with an iceberg sustaining massive damage, many lives were lost. in the sea Titanic sank in the North Atlantic about 400 miles south of the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. In the East Atlantic Near cape race in Canada. It sunk about 12,600ft deep. It sank at this coordinates 41Â°46'N y 50Â°14'W which shows the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The northern Atlantic, just over half way to its target, NYC. Many will tell you it was much closer, but this is because of distortion on maps due to the shape of Earth. 41 degrees, 43 minutes, 55 seconds North and 49 degrees, 56 minutes, 45 seconds West. That is, in the North Atlantic Ocean. (MORE)
150 tons=Titanic sinks an inch, so 45,000 tons of water. At 12:45, she had 10,000 Tons of Water in her. At 1:35, 29,000 Tons, and at 2:20, 35,000-45,000 Tons of Water.
On April 14th, 1912, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the NorthAtlantic Ocean and was doomed because the collision caused too muchwater to breach through in too many places, forcing her to tipforward, permitting more water to enter, The iceberg was notvisible until it was far too late to turn effect…ively. Less thanforty seconds. (MORE)
First class (the upper class) Second class (middle class) Third class(lower class) Stewards The main crew The cooking crew
Titanic sunk because she hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic andthe impact popped rivets in her hull, separating her metal platesand allowing too much water to breach.
I heard from someone that you just use a capful (a bleach capful) or two.
The sinking of the ocean liner RMS Titanic was on April 15, 1912. A large iceberg toar nearly 300 feet of the right side open. About 1,500 died and about 700 lived.
Titanic sunk on April 16th, 1912 because she hit an iceberg in theNorth Atlantic and the impact popped rivets in her hull, separatingher metal plates and allowing too much water to breach.
The easiest way would be to capture the sink water at full flow and fill a 5gallon bucket while timing yourself. When the buckets full then divide the time it took by 5 and you have your GPM.
This depends on the design of the sink. Standards are established based on the country which uses them.
The volume of a cubic box with sides of length 'S' is S 3 .. If 'S' is measured in centimeters, then the volume of the box ... and the volume of water displaced when the box is submerged ... is 'S 3 ' cubic centimeters.. The density of water is 1 gram per cubic centimeter. So the mass required to …just exactly balance the buoyancy of the box in water is 'S 3 ' grams .. Don't forget to include the mass of the empty box. (MORE)
Its density. The iron that the Titanic was constructed of was denser than that of the water surrounding it; when there was not enough displacement and upforce to balance the downforce, the ship sinks.
There's a complete list of ALL the passengers that lived and died when the Titanic went down on Wikipedia.com
Titanic was the largest and greatest ship in the world that sank onher maiden voyage in 1912.
The ship would have arrived in New York, New York on Wednesday April 17, 1912. It would have continued to be a revolutionary ship for a short time, but not much longer. The captain, Edward John Smith, would have retired, for the Titanic was supposed to be his last voyage. Also there wouldn't be as… strict of safety rules aboard ships today if it weren't for the Titanic sinking. (MORE)
Titanic was crossing the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage and isnow 12, 600 feet under the surface.
11.40pm on Sunday 14 April 1912, almost 100 years ago,the Titanic was just four days into its first voyage when itstruck an iceberg. But how long did it take for the oceanliner to sink ?Apr 10, 2012
Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg, which opened a gash inthe hull longer than engineers had expected, flooding more of thewater tight compartment than engineers had calculated with. . No need to look for a curse to explain that. . The captain was under pressure to make a speedy first crossing…,which is always good advertising. . And a more northern route, closer to the icebergs, is shorterand faster. . No need for a curse there either. . So in all probability, there was NO curse, only a bit of humanfolly and poor judgement. (MORE)
the two bands on the Titanic formed together and tried to calm the passengers down
The film didn't sink. It was a huge hit. The ship Titanic sankafter hitting an iceberg. Multiple compartments flooded. As thefront of the ship went lower, the water went over walls into thenext compartment.
Then it would have arrived at port and everyone would have gotten off. After that, the Titanic would go about its route as a passenger ship, picking up and dropping off new passengers.
In 1898 (14 years prior to the Titanic tragedy), Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility. This fictitious novel was about the largest ship ever built hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean on a cold April night. The fictional ship (named Titan) and the real ship Titanic were similar in desi…gn and their circumstances were remarkably alike. Both ships were labeled "unsinkable". RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer. RMS, in formal terms, means "Royal Merchant Ship". However, the dual meaning was also "Royal Mail Steamer", because the Titanic carried mail under the auspices of His Majesty's postal authorities. At that time, all ships, military and civilian, that were under the British flag carried the distinction of "R.M.S." This, in effect, gave the ship the protection of the British Crown. An attack on an R.M.S. was considered an attack on the crown and an act of war. Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors. There were no cats on the Titanic. Cats were often brought on ships as a form of good luck. They also controlled rodents. The Titanic is about as long as the Empire State building is tall. The Tower Bridge, located in London England, is approximately the same length and height as the Titanic. Originally, the Titanic's design only included 3 funnels (smokestacks). The aftmost funnel (towards stern) was added to make the Titanic look more impressive-it gave the feeling of "power and grace". It only functioned as an air vent. No one ever claimed that the Titanic was "unsinkable". The quote, "practically unsinkable" was taken out of context. In 1911, Shipbuilder magazine published an article describing the construction of the Titanic. The article stated that when the watertight doors were closed, the ship would be "practically unsinkable". It was customary to break a bottle of champagne on the bow of a boat when launched. The Titanic launching did not include the traditional bottle-breaking. Many of the passengers were not originally suppose to be traveling on the Titanic. Due to a strike, coal was in short supply. This shortage threatened Titanic's maiden voyage and forced the White Star Line to cancel travel on the Oceanic and Adriatic and transfer their passengers and coal stocks to the Titanic. There were 13 couples on board celebrating their Honeymoons. Captain Smith was planning to retire after Titanic's maiden voyage. The Titanic had 4 elevators (3 in First class and 1 in Second class). At the time, Titanic's whistles were the largest ever made. Titanic's whistles could be heard from a distance of 11 miles. The Titanic carried 900 tons of baggage and freight. The Titanic used 14,000 gallons of drinking water every 24 hours. Coal consumption per day: 825 tons. Carried 20 lifeboats and 3560 life jackets. The life jackets were made of canvas and cork. More than 3 million rivets were used to build the Titanic. In a test done to determine stopping distance, the Titanic was accelerated to 20 knots and then the engines were reversed at full power. The distance required to stop the Titanic was about half a mile. The Titanic's radio call sign was: MGY. Port of Registry - Liverpool, England. Registry date: March 24, 1912. Official ship number: 131,428 The number 3909 04 was NOT assigned to the Titanic as a hull number. The lookouts in the crow's nest did not have binoculars. Having binoculars might have prevented the Titanic tragedy. The time interval from first sighting of the iceberg to impact was a little over 30 seconds. The Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting the iceberg. It probably took Titanic about 15 minutes to sink to her final resting place on the ocean floor. That means that Titanic sank at a rate of 10 miles per hour (or 16 km per hour). The Titanic hit the iceberg on the starboard (right) side of the bow. It has been speculated that the Titanic may have suffered only minor damage and minimal loss of life had it hit the iceberg head-on. It has also been suggested that the Titanic may have completely avoided colliding with the iceberg had the bridge not requested that the engines be reversed ("Full Astern"), prior to steering the ship to the left ("Hard-a-starboard"). This action would have decreased the forward momentum of the Titanic causing it to turn at a slower rate. July and August are the only two months the weather permits expeditions to the Titanic wreck site. Strange, but True: British spiritualist, William T. Stead, wrote a tale similar to Futility (mentioned at the top of the page). "How the Mail Steamer went down in the Mid Atlantic, by a survivor" appeared in the March, 1886 issue of Pall Mall Gazette. In this story, Stead tells of a large steamship that sinks after colliding with another ship. Many lives are lost due to lack of lifeboats. Stead wrote that, "This is exactly what might take place and what will take place, if the liners are sent to sea short of boats". Stead was travelling to the United States at the request of President Taft to address a peace conference at Carnegie Hall on April 20, 1912. Stead sat calmly in the library reading a book as the North Atlantic sea water came rushing in as the ship he was traveling on sank. That ship was the Titanic. Stead did not survive. William T. Stead also authored the novel From the Old World to the New. In this book, he describes the sinking of a ship in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. To add to the irony, the captain of the ship which picked up the survivors, was Edward J. Smith -- the eventual captain of Titanic. Price of a ticket (in 1912): First Class: $4,350 (price of finest 1st class suite) Second Class: $1,750 Third Class: $30 The Titanic carried a total of 20 lifeboats. 14 of these lifeboats were wooden and each one had a capacity of 65 persons, 2 were wood cutters with a capacity of 40 persons each and 4 were collapsibles (wood bottoms and canvas sides) and each collapsible was capable of carrying 47 persons. The total capacity of all 20 lifeboats was 1,178 people. This was obviously not enough lifeboats to save all the 2201 people on board the Titanic. If every lifeboat left the Titanic filled to maximum capacity, 1,023 persons would have been left behind. Unfortunately, very few lifeboats were filled to maximum capacity when they were lowered from the Titanic into the icy water. This caused the death toll to rise dramatically. When the order came from Captain Smith to commence loading the lifeboats, the Titanic's Officers were probably unaware of the magnitude of the situation. Their apparent complacency did not instill a sense of urgency and therefore caused many passengers to balk at the opportunity to get into a lifeboat. To make matters worse, there were never any lifeboat drills and the crew had not been informed that each lifeboat could be safely lowered when filled to capacity. Only 711 persons were rescued and 1490 died. Luckily, the Titanic was not filled to capacity (3,547 persons). If this were the case, there would only be enough lifeboats to save one-third of the people (assuming that every lifeboat was filled to capacity). Why so few lifeboats? Well, believe it or not, the Titanic actually exceeded the number of lifeboats required by the Board of Trade at that time. The regulations, ratified in 1894, applied to ships of 10,000 gross tons or larger. As ships increased in size over the years, the lifeboat requirements stayed the same. The Titanic was designed to carry a total of 48 lifeboats, but the White Star Line decided that passenger comfort was most important. They believed that an increase in the number of lifeboats (beyond 20) would have cluttered the decks and taken up valuable space. Harland and Wolff tried to persuade the White Star Line to install more lifeboats, but eventually gave up the fight. As they say, "the customer is always right". When the lifeboat needs were finalized, the general feeling was that the modern ship was engineered and built so well that even if a ship was in a situation where it might sink, there would be plenty of time for other ships in the area to come to the rescue. It was also believed that the main purpose of the lifeboats was to ferry passengers and crew from the distressed ship to the rescue ship(s). The Titanic tragedy prompted laws requiring that ships carry enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew. (MORE)
The iceberg that hit Titanic was so far south that it wouldcompletely dissolved in a few days.
Because so many people were on it! Not even half of the passengers were rescued. It is memorable but not in a good way.
The titanic hit an ice burg Because the titanic hit the iceberg in 1912 not 1812 .
it was the captins fault for sinking the ship because he was told about the ice berg but he said it is the unsinkable ship and he was to be on board when he hit the iceberg but he got on one of the lifeboats when he was to be on deck.
Titanic the movie would probably not have been created and many lives would've been saved.
it made them worry and overwhelmed so they hesitated and didn't know what to do.
The Titanic sank in the very early hours of April 15, 1912. TheTitanic hit an iceberg which tore a hole in its hull causing it tofill with water and eventually sink.
"They" didn't sink the Titanic. . Titanic hit an iceberg, got badly damaged and eventuallysunk. . WHile there were elements of pride, poor judgement and humanerror involved, ultimately it was an accident.
Nobody went under the North Atlantic water after Titanic sank.Serious expeditions did not begin until the 1980's.
Some accounts vary, but regarding Titanic survivors rescuing otherpeople, it seems that: #14 (Lowe's boat) saved 4, (one died) and #4saved 8, (two died).Captain Rostron buried four victims at sea butthree of them were alive when they boarded the rescue ship and thefourth was already dead during the …operation. (MORE)
There is a very dark side of the Titanic which never ever gets discussed. When you turn the clock back like 10 years before she makes that fatally maiden crossing there is problem on the horizon with finance, polities and technology. All three are to wrong. Especially the finance which is in trouble… before they even started to build the two ships Olympic and Titanic. You must look at Mr J P Morgan business plan were is to get him self into financial mess and put White Star and Harland and Wolff under huge pressure and impossible demands. Mr J P Morgan is the man reasonable for the birth of the Olympic & Titanic and wants the ships built ASAP which results in cutter corner in the construction of safety items. Like water tight bulk heads that are not water tight? There are reasons why they watertight bulk have failed to keep up with technology which was there but never used due to finance and very tight delivery date to be meet. When look into Mr J P Morgan you will realise he is far more to do with Olympic class ships and quite frankly he is one of the major player to get away with it! I have a lot more information on the fiance's, polities and technology of the two ships. The Olympic ship plays her part into as well. Both are a finical disasters to start with, although the Olympic will recover thanks to War 1. I hope to gain more information this week end at the National Archives at Kew Richmond London. Mike. (MORE)
its because of the gases that are naturally in the body like methane and oxygen that make the body float.
Well a lot of people say that it was indeed the Captain's fault and yes it was partly his fault, they got reports of an ice burg siting so he told the crew that they were going off course then he went for a stroll? Or something and a few minutes later the iceberg struck! But the Titanic's metallic m…aterials were not strong enough because the designer bought them off some unknown supplier. Another reason was because the were going way to fast and this was because the wanted to be the biggest, strongest, fastest ship that arrived from Belfast to New York. Some people say that they misplaced there binoculars but, I don't agree with this theory. So yes it was kind of the Captains fault! But I would agree more on human error (MORE)
it depends what u mean. f it what u want is how long it took before she was under water, the answer is 2 hrs and 40 min. if it is the time the men in the crows nest saw it and alerted the crew before it hit (from when they saw it 2 when they crashed) it was 37 seconds.
The Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean, gouging a hole in the hull and causing water to flow into the ship. This made it too heavy to float as it no longer had enough buoyancy (google "buoyancy" to figure out the math behind that), so it sank. Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40PM. The Titanic… filled with water. Then Titanic's bow dipped into the Atlantic ocean, Then at a 30 degree angle (estimate) the Titanic split in half. The stern stood straight up sinking that way, then the Titanic made it's final plunge at 2:20AM. Titanic lost 1,500 people and had 750 people alive. Maritime historians, like myself, have spent many years studying this ship, and I have spent 14 years on the Olympic-class liners (Olympic, Titanic and HMHS Britannic) and when I see the information above, it is FAR from being accurate. Recent studies in the last few years have shown that as Titanic flooded and began to sink by the head; and that dipping is technically called "tipping". The ship only tipped by an angle of 11-13 degrees, so when the hull failure occurred (hull failure was when the stress on the hull became so great the ship broke in 3 pieces- 2 large and 1small, near the aft expansion joint). This is known as a "low-angle break". When the hull failure occurred, the keel still remained attached for a short time, the bow going under water is what pulled the stern vertical. The keel broke free and the stern stood on end at most, 3-5 minutes and began to sink and as it sank, the unequal pressure from air inside and water outside already began to do it damage. Once submerged, the deck compressed each other causing implosions, these may be the "explosions" survivors heard once the ship was submerged. The stern was severely mangled by immense pressure and impacting the ocean floor at tremendous force, that was greater than it was for the bow section, because it was filled with water. This ship is now in a state of severe decay and deterioration and her integrity is unknown and is a dangerous shipwreck to dive to with manned submersibles. Does that danger stop them? No...The salvage company that has salvage rights still feels the need to have to go down there....plenty of artifacts have been recovered. It's time to leave this ship in peace. Plenty can be learned from her, even after the ship no longer exists...which could be in about 50 years...give or take a few years, it will be determined on the rate of deterioration. By the way...accepted standard numbers for the passengers and crew lost and saved is: 1,523 and 705. Foundering time was 2:20 am Newfoundland Time. Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40PM. The Titanic filled with water. Then Titanic's bow dipped into the Atlantic ocean, Then at a 30 degree angle (estimate) the Titanic split in half. The stern stood straight up sinking that way, then the Titanic made it's final plunge at 2:20AM. Titanic lost 1,500 people and had 750 people alive. . There were many reasons, mainly the iceberg. but also cos therivets weren't very well made. . +++ . No - mainly because she hit an iceberg, probably due to lack ofcaution by the bridge officers at the time! . I don't think there's any evidence that the materials werefaulty: after all her two sister ships sailed successfully althoughone, the Britannic was sunk either by a torpedo or a mine. By 1912,when these vessels were built, engineering knowledge wassufficiently advanced for material characteristics and quality, andthe strengths of fabrications such as riveted joints in heavysteelwork, to be reasonably well understood. (MORE)
The ship was designed and built to stay afloat if four watertightcompartments were breached, but the iceberg breached fivecompartments, so the ship couldn't stay afloat
Titanic sank in 1912. An iceberg caused it to sink in the Atlantic Ocean carrying 2,200 souls on board.
It depends on the capacity of the sink. See if you can locate thatinformation by going to the website of the manufacturer of thesink.
Titanic was not long on the water before she sank. In 1912, sheleft Southampton, England on April 10th and sunk in the early hoursof April 15th.