History UsefulNotes / RMSTitanic

18th Apr '17 10:51:38 PM landmark356
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* EvenBetterSequel: In-universe with the ''Olympic'' class fleet. The ''Olympic'' being the first ship was the guinea pig and experiences by the passengers and crew were noted and added as improvements to the designs of ''Titanic'' and ''Britannic''. ''Olympic's'' A Deck promenade was fully opened while ''Titanic's'' was enclosed on some areas because the deck was uncomfortable on days with strong winds. ''Olympic'' also had a promenade on B Deck but this was deleted from ''Titanic'' due to low use, as a result the B promenade was replaced with larger First Class cabins and an additional restaurant. After the ''Titanic'' disaster, many safety features were added to ''Britannic'' including larger crane-like davits that can lower lifeboats further out in the event of a list, obviously she was fitted with many more lifeboats than Titanic. Britannic was also designed to have better accommodations on all classes including additional rooms and lounges for entertainment. Despite these perks, both ships ended up sinking with little to no passenger service. Making the original ''Olympic'' an example of FirstInstallmentWins.
18th Apr '17 10:21:16 PM landmark356
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*** Britannic's name was used again for a modern diesel powered vessel. She was the penultimate ship built new for the White Star Line before their merger with Cunard, the final one being her younger sister the MV Georgic.
18th Apr '17 10:04:12 PM landmark356
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** How the ship actually sank was also debunked multiple times since the wreck's discovery. Mainly the ship broke apart at a lower angle than people once believed, she split up between the second and third funnels, not the third and fourth, she had slight port and starboard lists from pump activity, and the stern didn't sink completely vertical. This makes the James Cameron film a bit historically inaccurate today. Cameron himself after performing further study in 2012 jokes that he has to remake the film. Compare these Titanic sinking demonstrations from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtP4NXITCDw 1995]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGeskFzE0s 2012.]]
15th Apr '17 10:45:57 AM LtFedora
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* ''Titanic: Honor and Glory'': An upcoming video game due for release in 2018. An Oxford graduate is accused of a crime he didn't commit and follows the perp aboard the first ship out of Southampton, the ''Titanic''. When it starts sinking, he only has less than three hours to solve the case and clear his name. The creators have been conducting exhaustive research into the sinking, even creating a [[https://youtu.be/rs9w5bgtJC8 real-time video]] of the sinking using the game's engine.

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* ''Titanic: Honor and Glory'': An upcoming video game due for release in 2018. An Oxford graduate is accused of a crime he didn't commit and follows the perp aboard the first ship out of Southampton, the ''Titanic''. When it starts sinking, he only has less than three hours to solve the case and clear his name. Besides the story arc, the game is also intended to serve as a learning tool. The creators have been conducting exhaustive research into the sinking, even creating a [[https://youtu.be/rs9w5bgtJC8 real-time video]] of the sinking using the game's engine.
14th Apr '17 10:37:26 AM LtFedora
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* ''Titanic: Honor and Glory'': An upcoming video game due for release in 2017. An Oxford graduate is accused of a crime he didn't commit and flees aboard the first ship out of Southampton, the ''Titanic''. When it starts sinking, he only has less than three hours to solve the case and clear his name. The creators have been conducting exhaustive research into the sinking, even creating a [[https://youtu.be/rs9w5bgtJC8 real-time video]] of the sinking using the game's engine.

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* ''Titanic: Honor and Glory'': An upcoming video game due for release in 2017. 2018. An Oxford graduate is accused of a crime he didn't commit and flees follows the perp aboard the first ship out of Southampton, the ''Titanic''. When it starts sinking, he only has less than three hours to solve the case and clear his name. The creators have been conducting exhaustive research into the sinking, even creating a [[https://youtu.be/rs9w5bgtJC8 real-time video]] of the sinking using the game's engine.
13th Apr '17 1:17:46 PM LtFedora
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* MissedHimByThatMuch: As ''Titanic'' was leaving Southampton, its powerful suction pulled a nearby vessel, the ''SS City of New York'', from its moorings and towards the bigger ship. A collision was narrowly averted when Captain Smith ordered ''Titanic'''s port propeller into reverse; the resulting wash pushed the ''New York'' away from ''Titanic'', allowing several tugs to manouevre the ''New York'' out of harm's away. Strangely, despite the drama and clearly ominious nature of the incident, it is usually omitted from dramatizations of the disaster.

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As ''Titanic'' was leaving Southampton, its powerful suction pulled a nearby vessel, the ''SS City of New York'', from its moorings and towards the bigger ship. A collision was narrowly averted when Captain Smith ordered ''Titanic'''s port propeller into reverse; the resulting wash pushed the ''New York'' away from ''Titanic'', allowing several tugs to manouevre the ''New York'' out of harm's away. Strangely, despite the drama and clearly ominious nature of the incident, it is usually omitted from dramatizations of the disaster.
** After being rudely told off by Jack Phillips, the ''Californian's'' wirelessly operator, Cyril Evans, continued working for a little while longer before finally shutting down the wireless system, less than an hour before ''Titanic's'' first wireless signal went out.
12th Apr '17 11:37:38 PM LtFedora
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** Averted with the actual builders of the ship, Harland and Wolff, who continued to build ocean liners for decades until the jet airplane made it considerably easier to get around the globe. H&W are still in operation in the 21st century.

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** Averted with the actual builders of the ship, Harland and Wolff, who continued to build ocean liners for decades until the jet airplane made it considerably easier to get around the globe. H&W are still in operation in the 21st century.century, today focusing on building off-shore wind farms.
12th Apr '17 11:26:58 PM LtFedora
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It was in this environment that the middle child, ''Titanic'', rose to prominence. On her maiden voyage, starting at Southampton, England and Cherbourg, France on April 10th before going off to Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland, she was loaded with not only hundreds of emmigrants from both the Continent and the British Isles, but some of the wealthiest aristocrats, by title or by position, on both sides of the Atlantic. These included big names such as John Jacob Astor IV, heir to the Astor Railroad fortune and his barely 19-year old bride Madeleine returning home from their extended honeymoon (and to wait out the scandal involving JJ's divorce and marriage to a younger woman... and to ensure that their unborn child was born on American soil). As well as the Strauses, Isidor and Ida, co-owners of the world-famous Macy's Department Store in New York, along with scores of other members of the 1912 rich and famous. White Star was also represented on board, with managing director J. Bruce Ismay and Harland & Wolff's head designer Thomas Andrews traveling to observe the general performance of the new ship. The banker and financier (and ultimate owner of International Mercantile Marine, White Star's parent company) J.P. Morgan, was also due to be on board, but made a late cancellation.

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It was in this environment that the middle child, ''Titanic'', rose to prominence. On her maiden voyage, starting at Southampton, England and Cherbourg, France on April 10th before going off to Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland, she was loaded with not only hundreds of emmigrants from both the Continent and the British Isles, but some of the wealthiest aristocrats, by title or by position, on both sides of the Atlantic. These included big names such as John Jacob Astor IV, heir to the Astor Railroad fortune and his barely 19-year old bride Madeleine returning home from their extended honeymoon (and to wait out the scandal involving JJ's divorce and marriage to a younger woman... and to ensure that their unborn child was born on American soil). As well as the Strauses, Isidor and Ida, co-owners of the world-famous Macy's Department Store in New York, along with scores of other members of the 1912 rich and famous. White Star was also represented on board, with managing director J. Bruce Ismay and Harland & Wolff's head designer Thomas Andrews traveling to observe the general performance of the new ship. The banker and financier (and financier, and ultimate owner of International Mercantile Marine, White Star's parent company) company, J.P. Morgan, was also due to be on board, but made a late cancellation.
31st Mar '17 8:26:46 AM RoseAndHeather
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Over the next two hours the crew rushed to launch the boats while Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips worked frantically to get the word out, right up to the very end. The closest ship to respond to the distress call, the Cunard Line's ''RMS Carpathia'', instantly rushed to ''Titanic'''s aid[[labelnote:*]]in fact Captain Arthur Rostron ordered all non-essential power systems shut off and rerouted to the engines, giving ''Carpathia'' -- whose top speed was only 14 knots -- a burst of energy that brought her up to 17.5 knots that fateful night[[/labelnote]], but was four hours away. The launching of lifeboats was extremely chaotic and disorganized. ''Titanic'' had never had a lifeboat drill and only had enough boats to accommodate barely half those on board. Captain Smith, upon realizing the scope of the emergency, gave vague orders and became so disconnected he didn't bother to find out if they were being carried out. His command of "Women and children first" was interpreted by Murdoch to mean "Women and children ''first'', let men in if there's room," while Second Officer Lightoller took it to mean "Women and children ''only''." Neither officer was informed of the rated capacity of the lifeboats, and erred on the side of caution. Furthermore, the ship did not appear to be in immediate danger, which made passengers reluctant to leave it on a small rowing boat in the middle of the night. All of which meant that boats built for 65 were lowered half-full.[[note]]One lifeboat, #1, had only 12 people in it. All told, there were some 400-500 empty berths on the lifeboats.[[/note]] Due to the chaotic nature of the evacuation, and the limited time in which they were launched, it has been speculated that even had there been enough lifeboats for all on board, only a small additional number would have been saved. The last boats were launched less than ten minutes before the ship went under.

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Over the next two hours the crew rushed to launch the boats while Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips worked frantically to get the word out, right up to the very end. The closest ship to respond to the distress call, the Cunard Line's ''RMS Carpathia'', instantly rushed to ''Titanic'''s aid[[labelnote:*]]in aid[[note]]in fact Captain Arthur Rostron ordered all non-essential power systems shut off and rerouted to the engines, giving ''Carpathia'' -- whose top speed was only 14 knots -- a burst of energy that brought her up to 17.5 knots that fateful night[[/labelnote]], night[[/note]], but was four hours away. The launching of lifeboats was extremely chaotic and disorganized. ''Titanic'' had never had a lifeboat drill and only had enough boats to accommodate barely half those on board. Captain Smith, upon realizing the scope of the emergency, gave vague orders and became so disconnected he didn't bother to find out if they were being carried out. His command of "Women and children first" was interpreted by Murdoch to mean "Women and children ''first'', let men in if there's room," while Second Officer Lightoller took it to mean "Women and children ''only''." Neither officer was informed of the rated capacity of the lifeboats, and erred on the side of caution. Furthermore, the ship did not appear to be in immediate danger, which made passengers reluctant to leave it on a small rowing boat in the middle of the night. All of which meant that boats built for 65 were lowered half-full.[[note]]One lifeboat, #1, had only 12 people in it. All told, there were some 400-500 empty berths on the lifeboats.[[/note]] Due to the chaotic nature of the evacuation, and the limited time in which they were launched, it has been speculated that even had there been enough lifeboats for all on board, only a small additional number would have been saved. The last boats were launched less than ten minutes before the ship went under.
31st Mar '17 8:23:36 AM RoseAndHeather
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Over the next two hours the crew rushed to launch the boats while Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips worked frantically to get the word out, right up to the very end. The closest ship to respond to the distress call, ''RMS Carpathia'', rushed to ''Titanic'''s aid, but was four hours away. The launching of lifeboats was extremely chaotic and disorganized. ''Titanic'' had never had a lifeboat drill and only had enough boats to accommodate barely half those on board. Captain Smith, upon realizing the scope of the emergency, gave vague orders and became so disconnected he didn't bother to find out if they were being carried out. His command of "Women and children first" was interpreted by Murdoch to mean "Women and children ''first'', let men in if there's room," while Second Officer Lightoller took it to mean "Women and children ''only''." Neither officer was informed of the rated capacity of the lifeboats, and erred on the side of caution. Furthermore, the ship did not appear to be in immediate danger, which made passengers reluctant to leave it on a small rowing boat in the middle of the night. All of which meant that boats built for 65 were lowered half-full.[[note]]One lifeboat, #1, had only 12 people in it. All told, there were some 400-500 empty berths on the lifeboats.[[/note]] Due to the chaotic nature of the evacuation, and the limited time in which they were launched, it has been speculated that even had there been enough lifeboats for all on board, only a small additional number would have been saved. The last boats were launched less than ten minutes before the ship went under.

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Over the next two hours the crew rushed to launch the boats while Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips worked frantically to get the word out, right up to the very end. The closest ship to respond to the distress call, the Cunard Line's ''RMS Carpathia'', instantly rushed to ''Titanic'''s aid, aid[[labelnote:*]]in fact Captain Arthur Rostron ordered all non-essential power systems shut off and rerouted to the engines, giving ''Carpathia'' -- whose top speed was only 14 knots -- a burst of energy that brought her up to 17.5 knots that fateful night[[/labelnote]], but was four hours away. The launching of lifeboats was extremely chaotic and disorganized. ''Titanic'' had never had a lifeboat drill and only had enough boats to accommodate barely half those on board. Captain Smith, upon realizing the scope of the emergency, gave vague orders and became so disconnected he didn't bother to find out if they were being carried out. His command of "Women and children first" was interpreted by Murdoch to mean "Women and children ''first'', let men in if there's room," while Second Officer Lightoller took it to mean "Women and children ''only''." Neither officer was informed of the rated capacity of the lifeboats, and erred on the side of caution. Furthermore, the ship did not appear to be in immediate danger, which made passengers reluctant to leave it on a small rowing boat in the middle of the night. All of which meant that boats built for 65 were lowered half-full.[[note]]One lifeboat, #1, had only 12 people in it. All told, there were some 400-500 empty berths on the lifeboats.[[/note]] Due to the chaotic nature of the evacuation, and the limited time in which they were launched, it has been speculated that even had there been enough lifeboats for all on board, only a small additional number would have been saved. The last boats were launched less than ten minutes before the ship went under.
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