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The Royal Mail Titanic was one of the three sister ships laid down for Britains White Star
Line, then a subsidiary of American financier J.P. Morgans
International Mercantile Marine.
One of RMS Titanics
great innovations was the placement of fifteen watertight bulkheads
(with electrically operated watertight doors) that extended from the
shis double bottom through four or five of her nine decks and were
said to make the ship unsinkable.
Yet for all her safety features, Titanic carried just sixteen lifeboats
and four collapsible boats, which could handle only 1,178 people, a
meagre 35% of the maximum passenger and crew complement of 3,511. Even
so, this number exceeded the British Board of Trade requirements.
the 329 first class passengers on the RMS Titanic, whose aggregate
wealth exceeded $500 million were John Jacob Aster, Isidor and Ida
Strauss, Harry Widener, and amongst the survivors, J. Bruce Ismay,
Managing Director of the White Star Line, and Margaret The unsinkable
Molly Brown. There were also 285-second class and 710 3rd class
passengers, and 899 crew on the ship manifest.
Overseeing this floating city was commodore Edward J Smith, a 25-year
veteran of the White Star Line who postponed his retirement to make the
On April 14, an aura of complacency pervaded the bridge, although
Titanic wireless operators Jack Philips and Harold Bride received
warnings of an ice field ahead of this ship. The first of the six
messages came at 13:40, but only one was formally posted on the bridge,
which Commodore Smith disregarded.
As Titanic ploughed forward into the windless, moonless night at better
than 22 Knots, at 23:40 lookout Frederick Fleet reported Iceberg
straight ahead. As First Officer William Murdoch immediately acted to
leave the berg to starboard, the Titanic brushed two hundred feet of
her hull along a submerged spur that buckled her hull plates.
A hurried examination found that the six foremost watertight
compartments had been breached; each would flood and spill successively
into the next chamber until she sank. In the wake of the collision
Captain Smiths behaviour was vague, and it was only at his
subordinate�s initiative that distress rockets were fired or lifeboats
At 00:15 on April 15, Titanic sent her first distress call and at
00:45, she fired her first of eight distress rockets in an effort to
bestir a mysterious ship (thought to be the Californian) lying 19 miles
away. By 02:20, the last of the lifeboats had pulled away and the ship
was perpendicular to the water, her lights still blazing. Finally she
broke apart between the 3rd and 4th funnels and sank in 13,000 feet of
Many lifeboats left the ship partially full, and although the Cunard
lines Carpathia rescued 706 survivors, there were 473 empty seats. The
death toll was estimated at between 1,500 and 1,635 people. Although
women and children constituted only 24% of the ships complement, they
made up 53 % of the survivors. There were also great differences of the
survivors by class (1st class - 60%, 2nd class - 42%, 3rd class - 25 %
and crew - 24%).
The exact circumstances surrounding the tragedy created an orgy of
press speculation. Government enquiries were convened in both
Washington and London, and neither enquiry assigned explicit blame for
the disaster except to the hapless Californian. However, authorities in
both countries sensibly addressed the fundamental safety issues of
lifeboats for all, lifeboat drills, crew training, 24 hour a day
wireless operations, and the creation of the International Ice Patrol.
The story of the Titanic went through succession of interpretation in
print and film, most notably Walter Lloyds account, A Night To
Remember , and a film of the same name.
It was not until 1985 that an expedition led by Dr Robert Ballad
succeeded in locating and photographing the ship (the 2 sections were
1,930 feet away). In 1987, a French expedition removed artefacts from
the site, despite an international outcry that the wreck should be
respected as a mass grave and archaeological site. Part of James
Cameroons Titanic (1997) was filmed on location inside the hull.
& Archibold, Discovery of the Titanic. Lord, Night to remember.
Lynch & Marschall, Titanic Shipbuilder and Marine-Engine Builder.
White Star. Lners Olympic and Titanic. Film, A night to Remember.