Escuela Superior Jaime A. Collazo del Río
Morovis, Puerto Rico
Samuel Otero Vega
Mrs. M. Rodríguez
One of themost magnificient vessels to ever sail the Atlantic ocean, was the Titanic. The epitome of craftsmanship, techonology and majesty. The Titanic construction began in march 31, 1909 in Belfast Ireland. Itwas the project of white star Liners and was built at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard. The length of the Titanic construction spanned about three years, and cost nearly $ 7.5 millions to build. WhiteStar had also constructed a samaller version of the Titanic called the Olimpic, just a year earlier. A tachnological marvel of it’s time, the Titanic contained eighteen water tight containers fittedwith steel doors designed to close within 25 seconds in order to keep water out of the ships interior.
On the Titanic’s maiden voyage, the ship embarked from Southampton, England destined forNew York on April 10, 1912. With the passengers all aboard waving to loved ones from the port-side rails, the most luxurious cruise liner set sail for the U.S. The sheer power of the vessel was enoughto snap the moorings of the vessel called New York with the amount of water the Titanic displaced. The Titanic sailed to Cherbourg in France and later to Queenstown in Ireland to pick up additionalpassengers. There were 1320 passengers and 907 crew. The first few days were uneventful and Captain John Smith continued to increase speed day by day.
Many Titanic history enthusiasts believethat multiple warnings were sent out by vessels traversing the same waters as the Titanic warning of large iceberg sightings in the water. Some accounts speak of the wireless operator ignoring thesemessages stating that he had bigger concerns on his hands, and others believe that Captain Smith simply ignored the warnings. The Titanic history has stated that beyond a shadow of a doubt that when the...
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