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UNSINKABLEBY: LEE ELEY
INTRODUCTIONThe Titanic was said to be unsinkable.
INTRODUCTIONOver 1,400 people died.
INTRODUCTIONBut why? You are about to find out all about it.
INTRODUCTIONFrom the construction, to the structure, to the reasons why the Titanic sunk.
INTRODUCTIONRight now you might not know much about the Titanic, but after this you will know all about it.
CONSTRUCTIONConstruction for the Titanic began on March 31, 1909 in Belfast, Ireland.
CONSTRUCTIONThe cost to build the Titanic was $7.5 million. To build the Titanic today would cost $400 million.
CONSTRUCTIONOne cost of this construction was the steel that had to be imported for the hull of the Titanic.
CONSTRUCTIONWhen they were beginning to assemble the Titanic, 20 horses were needed to pull just one of the 15 ton anchors.
CONSTRUCTIONWhen the construction was complete, the Titanic was 892 feet in length, 92 feet in width, 175 feet in height, and weighed 46,328 tons.
ENGINESThe Titanic was powered by many engines. These engines powered the mighty Titanic and propelled it through the water.
ENGINESTwo engines powered to ships two outer propellers.
ENGINESEach reciprocating engine had four cylinders. Steam passed through each of these cylinders to drive the propeller shafts.
ENGINES660 tons of coal was used a day to power the 26 boilers and 159 furnaces.
ENGINESThe engines of the Titanic produced 46,000 horsepower to power the ship. The engines propelled the ship to a top speed of 23 knots.
SINKINGThe Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912.
SINKINGToo many compartments filled up with water. This is what caused the Titanic to sink.
SINKINGThe water-tight compartments were not sealed at the top. This meant that water from one full compartment could spill over into the next.
SINKINGOver 1,400 people died. Mostly because there were not enough lifeboats to carry everybody.
SINKINGSome passengers decided to stay on board the Titanic because they believed it was unsinkable.
SINKINGNow the Titanic lies approximately 2.5 miles at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
CONCLUSIONThe sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst disasters in history.
CONCLUSIONThe sinking of this ship has helped us learn the wrong ways to make ships. It has also helped us figure out the safest way to have ships like the Titanic with many people on them.
CONCLUSIONAfter the disaster, ships were required to have enough lifeboats to accommodate everybody.
CONCLUSIONAlso, round-the-clock radio communications became the rule. This way distress calls would not be missed.
CONCLUSIONThis will make the waterways much safer.
CONCLUSIONThe sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst disasters ever. But it was also one of the most important learning events in history.
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