The ship named Titanic from Southampton, United Kingdom, was on the maiden voyage to New York in the USA. Unfortunately, this giant ship called the Titanic collided with a massive iceberg and sank because of the damage in the hull of the boat. Usually, when the name ” Titanic” falls on our ears, we are reminded of a series of very touching scenes. Although people believed it would never sink, she made her final journey on the maiden voyage. This accident occurred on 13 April 1912 due to a collision with a massive iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The number of lives lost in this voyage was 1514, and it can also describe as the greatest catastrophe that has ever happened related to sea by this time.
The white star line company owned the ship, Titanic and registered at the port Liverpool of United Kingdom. This outstanding ship was built by Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. The ship giant ship Titanic weighted 46,328 GRT, and the hydrostatic pressure was 52 310 tons. It was 175 feet high, and the floating depth was 34 feet. Harland and Wolff, Belfast was able to design this ship on nine floors(A-G). Mr. Edward Smith, who was the captain of the vessel, was the most senior captain of the White star line company.
During the maiden voyage of Titanic, two thousand and two hundred and twenty-four passengers had been on board. Although it only had about 30 high-security boats and was sufficient for only 1178 passengers. Approximately there were enough high-security boats for one-third of the total number of passengers on the ship. Titanic started the maiden voyage on 10 April 1912 to New York. Before approaching New York, it had eventually stopped at two ports, namely, Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in Ireland. Unfortunately, on 15 April 1912, at around 23.40hrs, it collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank four days before ending the maiden voyage. The collision caused severe injuries to the right hall of the ship. The five-tenths of water chambers of Titanic have exposed to the sea.
Eventually, the ship lost its balance, broke into two pieces. The first fleet sank in the sea, along with the first half of Titanic. Within two and a half hours, the ship “Titanic” has hit the bottom of the sea. From this tragedic incident, only 710 passengers survived, and 1514 lost lives in the deep sea. First, the women and children loaded into safety boats, and they shipped with less capacity than the specified size. The rest of the passengers have managed to escape from the sinking ship by jumping to the cold sea. But they could not survive as the water was so cold at a temperature of 28 Fahrenheit ( -2 Celsius). They have died as their bodies have frozen for staying a long-time swimming on the sea. Though the ship completely immersed 13, more passengers have managed to escape from the Titanic.
The luxurious ship, “Titanic,” began her maiden voyage with so much of hope. People believed that the Titanic would never sink. The vessel has built only concentrating on the appearance and for giving a luxurious experience for the passengers. Meanwhile, the ship’s steel and metal windows have added a considerable amount of extra weight to the vessel. The Titanic staff didn’t expect any unfortunate incident, and they are not well trained on how to act in an emergency. The accident happened as the bottom of the boat was damaged due to the collision with an iceberg. The damage leads the over flooding of five water chambers from seawater. The experts of the field assure that the ship’s sinking would never have happened if they managed to save at least one water chamber.
Although everyone had high hopes and said that “Titanic could never sink,” it failed its maiden voyage, taking thousands of lives.