History Main / GoingDownWithTheShip

21st Apr '17 7:14:18 AM DeepRed
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* Averted by Captain Yiannis Avranas of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanos Oceanos]],'' who was one of the ''first'' off the ship. He later stated that "abandon ship is for everybody. If some people want to stay, they can stay," but many people on board said there was no alarm raised and they ''had no idea that the ship was sinking''. To make matters worse, his crew didn't close the lower deck portholes, which made the sinking even ''faster''. The rescue operation was carried out by two ''entertainers''. People were furious with the captain and crew for abandoning them. Luckily, all people on board were rescued. The year following the sinking, Captain Avranas and his senior crew were found guilty of negligence by Greek maritime authorities.

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* Averted by Captain Yiannis Avranas of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanos Oceanos]],'' who was one of the ''first'' off the ship. He later stated that "abandon ship is for everybody. If some people want to stay, they can stay," but many people on board said there was no alarm raised and they ''had no idea that the ship was sinking''. To make matters worse, his crew didn't close the lower deck portholes, which made the sinking even ''faster''. The rescue operation was carried out by two ''entertainers''. People were furious with the captain and crew [[DirtyCoward for abandoning them.them]]. Luckily, all people on board were rescued. The year following the sinking, Captain Avranas and his senior crew were found guilty of negligence by Greek maritime authorities.
15th Apr '17 9:56:44 PM eowynjedi
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* In the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series, dragons and their captains tend to die together. In part this is because they are usually falling from a great height with no kind of rescue equipment (such as a parachute) and so the ''whole'' crew dies unless another dragon is close enough to help, but given the powerful emotional bond between dragon and captain, many of them wouldn't save themselves even if they were able.
10th Apr '17 4:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/LineOfDelirium Emperors of Illusions]]'', Admiral Lemak's destroyer is hijacked while in hyperspace, and the hijacker forces the bridge crew to prepare to exit hyperspace without first decelerating. This would result in the ship entering real space at relativistic speed, and TimeDilation would ensure that, in the time it takes the ship to slow down, a century may pass in the outside universe. The Admiral gives in and releases the prisoners, as the hijacker demands. However, attempts to retake the bridge result in the deceleration being held off long enough to ensure the unfortunate outcome. In the minute before dropping out of hyperspace, Lemak announces to the crew what is happening and urges anyone who has [[ResurrectiveImmortality aTan]] to kill themselves immediately (they will be resurrected on the nearest colony). Despite himself having aTan, Lemak chooses to stay with the ship and those members of the crew who don't have it, although he cries as the ship is passing into the unknown future.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/LineOfDelirium Emperors of Illusions]]'', Admiral Lemak's destroyer is hijacked while in hyperspace, and the hijacker forces the bridge crew to prepare to exit hyperspace without first decelerating. This would result in the ship entering real space at relativistic speed, and TimeDilation would ensure that, in the time it takes the ship to slow down, a century may pass in the outside universe. The Admiral gives in and releases the prisoners, as the hijacker demands. However, attempts to retake the bridge result in the deceleration being held off long enough to ensure the unfortunate outcome. In the minute before dropping out of hyperspace, Lemak announces to the crew what is happening and urges anyone who has [[ResurrectiveImmortality aTan]] to kill themselves immediately (they will be resurrected on the nearest colony). Despite himself having aTan, Lemak chooses to stay with the ship and those members of the crew who don't have it, although he cries as the ship is passing into the unknown future.
6th Apr '17 2:57:03 PM lcmortensen
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** The Airbus A320 operating manual stipulates that the captain is to be the last person to leave the aircraft. To some passengers' alarm, it also stipulates that the First Officer should evacuate the aircraft as soon as possible with the passengers, in order to coordinate evacuation efforts on the ground.
5th Apr '17 9:46:41 PM StClair
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* HMS ''Birkenhead'' which was carrying over 600 people, men, women, and children. When the ship ran into a dangerous reef, the Captain ordered that women and children would go in the lifeboats first and, realizing that adding any extra weight to the boats would swamp and sink them, it was then ordered that all the men were to stand at attention as the ship sank. They all did so and while some managed to survive, all of the seniors officers were killed. This is known as the "Birkenhead Drill".
** The legacy the ''Birkenhead'' left to the world was that prior to its sinking, there [[NewerThanTheyThink was no tradition of "women and children first"]]. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome It was the bravery of the men on the ''Birkenhead'' that was solely responsible for it starting]]. This makes the Birkenhead the TropeMaker.

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* HMS ''Birkenhead'' which was carrying over 600 people, men, women, and children. When children when the ship ran into a dangerous reef, the reef. The Captain ordered that women and children would go in the lifeboats first and, realizing that adding any extra weight to the boats would swamp and sink them, it was then ordered that all the men were to stand at attention as the ship sank. They all did so and while some managed to survive, all of the seniors senior officers were killed. This is known as the "Birkenhead Drill".
** The legacy the ''Birkenhead'' left to the world was that prior to its sinking, there [[NewerThanTheyThink was no tradition of "women and children first"]]. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome It was the bravery of the men on the ''Birkenhead'' Birkenhead that was solely responsible for it starting]]. This makes the Birkenhead ''Birkenhead'' the TropeMaker.



** J. Bruce Ismay, the owner and managing director of the White Star Line, averted this. He boarded the last lifeboat to be launched; the collapsables stored on top of the officers' quarters were then washed off the boat deck. This netted Ismay a lot of controversy, with a popular myth being that he had dressed as a woman to escape. Although he did assist in loading several of the lifeboats, it was still perceived as a cowardly act and he soon resigned from the company his father had built.

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** J. Bruce Ismay, the owner and managing director of the White Star Line, averted this. He boarded the last lifeboat to be launched; the collapsables collapsibles stored on top of the officers' quarters were then washed off the boat deck. This netted Ismay a lot of controversy, with a popular myth being that he had dressed as a woman to escape. Although he did assist in loading several of the lifeboats, it was still perceived as a cowardly act and he soon resigned from the company his father had built.



* Infamously averted again by Craptain Francesco Schettino of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia_disaster Costa Concordia]], who not only left his ship before the evacuation was completed, but refused orders from a commander of the local Coast Guard to get back on board to supervise the search for survivors. Commander De Falco's frustrated exhortation "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" ("Get back on board, dick!") to Schettino is adorning T-shirts not just in Italy, but around the world.

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* Infamously averted again by Craptain Francesco Schettino of the [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia_disaster Costa Concordia]], Concordia]]'', who not only left his ship before the evacuation was completed, but refused orders from a commander of the local Coast Guard to get back on board to supervise the search for survivors. Commander De Falco's frustrated exhortation "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" ("Get back on board, dick!") to Schettino is adorning T-shirts not just in Italy, but around the world.



* When the South Korean ship MV Sewol sank in 16 April 2014, the captain abandoned it with passengers still aboard, and was among the first to be rescued. He was heavily criticized for this, since South Korean law explicitly requires captains to remain on the ship during a disaster. (Out of the 476 people on MV Sewol, 294 died with 10 still missing.) Not to mention that at the time of the accident that would see the ferry sink, he was attending to "business" in his cabin. The fact that he was later spotted in a lifeboat without his pants gives a pretty good impression of what that "business" was. In November 2014, the captain was sentenced to 36 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence given the man's age.

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* When the South Korean ship MV Sewol ''Sewol'' sank in 16 April 2014, the captain abandoned it with passengers still aboard, and was among the first to be rescued. He was heavily criticized for this, since South Korean law explicitly requires captains to remain on the ship during a disaster. (Out of the 476 people on MV Sewol, ''Sewol'', 294 died with 10 still missing.) Not to mention that at the time of the accident that would see the ferry sink, he was attending to "business" in his cabin. The fact that he was later spotted in a lifeboat without his pants gives a pretty good impression of what that "business" was. In November 2014, the captain was sentenced to 36 years in prison -- effectively a life sentence given the man's age.
5th Apr '17 9:04:22 PM StClair
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-> To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
-> Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;
-> But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew,
-> An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies -- soldier an' sailor too!
-> Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
-> Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps an' bein' mopped by the screw,
-> So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too

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-> --> To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
-> --> Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin' to shout;
-> --> But to stand an' be still to the Birken'ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew,
-> --> An' they done it, the Jollies -- 'Er Majesty's Jollies -- soldier an' sailor too!
-> --> Their work was done when it 'adn't begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
-> --> Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps an' bein' mopped by the screw,
-> --> So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too
1st Mar '17 4:24:32 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': The native lifeforms of Inert Vessels seem instinctively predisposed not to care about dying out from when their world becomes uninhabitable. With the notable exception of Maya Celia.



* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': The native lifeforms of Inert Vessels seem instinctively predisposed not to care about dying out from when their world becomes uninhabitable. With the notable exception of Maya Celia.



* A variant in the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Eliza orders the escape pod with her children to blast off, stranding her on the captured ship. While her kids make it to safety and the {{Ambadassador}} family friends manage to rescue her husband, this left her to face a FateWorseThanDeath.



* A variant in the pilot episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. Eliza orders the escape pod with her children to blast off, stranding her on the captured ship. While her kids make it to safety and the {{Ambadassador}} family friends manage to rescue her husband, this left her to face a FateWorseThanDeath.
* During the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode, "The Flood", Principal Wartz states that he would remain and go down with his school. It is unknown if this was sarcasm for forgetting about him, or he really meant it.

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* A variant in the pilot An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. Eliza orders ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has the escape pod with her children to blast off, stranding her on the captured ship. While her kids make it to safety Flintstones and the {{Ambadassador}} family friends manage to rescue her husband, this left her to face Rubbles go out on a FateWorseThanDeath.
* During
sea vacation after Barney won a houseboat on a game show expy of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. After the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode, "The Flood", Principal Wartz states that he would remain ship begins sinking, Wilma and go Betty are given the life raft while Fred and Barney, who spent the episode bickering about who should be the captain, begin trying to pass the duty off to the other to avoid going down with his school. It is unknown if this was sarcasm for forgetting about him, or he really meant it. They spent so much time fighting over it, they both end up going down without realizing it.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has the Flintstones and the Rubbles go out on a sea vacation after Barney won a houseboat on a game show expy of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. After the ship begins sinking, Wilma and Betty are given the life raft while Fred and Barney, who spent the episode bickering about who should be the captain, begin trying to pass the duty off to the other to avoid going down with it. They spent so much time fighting over it, they both end up going down without realizing it.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has During the Flintstones ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode, "The Flood", Principal Wartz states that he would remain and the Rubbles go out on a sea vacation after Barney won a houseboat on a game show expy of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. After the ship begins sinking, Wilma and Betty are given the life raft while Fred and Barney, who spent the episode bickering about who should be the captain, begin trying to pass the duty off to the other to avoid going down with it. They spent so much time fighting over it, they both end up going down without realizing it.his school. It is unknown if this was sarcasm for forgetting about him, or he really meant it.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E20DeathTrap "Death Trap"]], after the Jedi Cruiser ''Endurance'' is sabotaged, Admiral Kilian insists on doing this because it's traditional, telling off Mace Windu when ordered to get in an escape pod. He instead attempts a crash-landing on the nearby planet of Vanqor, [[spoiler: and survives, only to be taken prisoner by bounty hunters.]]
25th Feb '17 1:23:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''DaleBrown''s Sky Masters, the Chinese Admiral fails to invade Mindanao, and his ship gets struck by the Americans satellite. With his ship sinking he decides to sink with the ship and shoot himself, because even if he lives, he'll get court martialed, scapegoated for everything and executed by his superiors.

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* ''DaleBrown''s Sky Masters, Creator/DaleBrown's ''Sky Masters'', the Chinese Admiral fails to invade Mindanao, and his ship gets struck by the Americans satellite. With his ship sinking he decides to sink with the ship and shoot himself, because even if he lives, he'll get court martialed, scapegoated for everything and executed by his superiors.
28th Dec '16 3:36:17 PM Willbyr
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13th Dec '16 3:49:34 PM ngh93
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->'''Captain Hook:''' [{{Beat}}] I DON'T WANNA TO BE A GOOD CAPTAIN!!!

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->'''Captain Hook:''' [{{Beat}}] ''[{{Beat}}]'' I DON'T WANNA TO BE A GOOD CAPTAIN!!!
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