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Old 08-05-2008, 04:56 PM
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Default The Sinking of the RMS Titanic and other ships.

I read "Infamous disasters" on the board-description here, and since there wasn't one about the most infamous martime disaster in the world, I thought I should create one.

I hope you fellows don't mind.

The sinking of the RMS Titanic on the evening of the 14th-15th of April, 1912, was always an event which I have found intensely fascinating and I continue to be fascinated and interested in it even today. I first read about the Titanic when I was in school and the whole tale of the "unsinkable ship" going down with 2/3 of its passengers is just too good of a story to forget.

So, I open up this thread in the hopes of perhaps creating a discussion about it, and other famous martime disasters.
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I read "Infamous disasters" on the board-description here, and since there wasn't one about the most infamous martime disaster in the world, I thought I should create one.

I hope you fellows don't mind.

The sinking of the RMS Titanic on the evening of the 14th-15th of April, 1912, was always an event which I have found intensely fascinating and I continue to be fascinated and interested in it even today. I first read about the Titanic when I was in school and the whole tale of the "unsinkable ship" going down with 2/3 of its passengers is just too good of a story to forget.

So, I open up this thread in the hopes of perhaps creating a discussion about it, and other famous martime disasters.


Hi Shangas,

Welcome to the Casebook. There is, or was, a thread about this, or at least discussion of it. I don't know if it got lost in the crash earlier this year or not. Have you tried doing a search for threads or posts?

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I did do a search, I couldn't find anything.
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I did the same for threads and posts. I guess the thread that discussed the Titanic got lost when the Casebook crashed back in the earlier part of the year. I know there are people who are interested in this event.

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So what, do we lock this...or...what's going on here?
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No, of course not. When people notice it, they'll likely post something. It's a fascinating subject. Mayerling and some others posted some things on the When Flying Saucers Attack thread. You might want to look there. It's in this same section. I think Anna was interested in the subject. If you bump into her, you might ask her what thread the Titanic was on.

Only Ally and Stephen close threads for various reasons.
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I read "Infamous disasters" on the board-description here, and since there wasn't one about the most infamous martime disaster in the world, I thought I should create one.

I first read about the Titanic when I was in school and the whole tale of the "unsinkable ship" going down with 2/3 of its passengers is just too good of a story to forget.

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To the best of my knowledge the whole "unsinkable" thing is a myth. The White Star Line cut back on the number of lifeboats, because their presence would clutter up the promenade decks and "the ship would act as her own lifeboat", the argument being that she would stay afloat long enough for rescuers to reach her before she sank. This was an arrogant assumption to make because, very sensibly, all shipping except RMS Titanic seems to have laid up for the night when ice was encountered.
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The Titanic did put out a flyer that described the ship as 'virtually unsinkable'
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There was an article in, I believe, Shipbuilder magazine, as the ship was under construction, which contained the words practically or virtually unsinkable.

Then you had Captain Smith saying in an interview "I cannot conceive a situation which would cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that."

Much was made of the fact that the ship actually went above and beyond the requirements for lifeboats - the regulations of the day stated she must carry a minimum of 16, whereas Titanic was fitted with 20.

So while not quite going so far as to say the "God himself couldn't sink this ship" adage, it was advertised and therefore rumoured to be the safest ship going around. And ironically, it probably was as well.

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As Lightoller stated at the hearings:

"Everything was against us"
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