Everyone has heard of the Titanic and the tragic story about the ship hitting an ice-berg. A lot of people died by this accident. Here we take a look at the stories behind the sinking ship.
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Ah, the Titanic. The unsinkable ship and the story almost everyone in the world has heard of. The 882 ft 9 in long ship carried over 3000 passengers on a journey from Southampton to New York until it hit an iceberg and unfortunately also hit the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Titanic is the only ocean liner that’s been ever sunk by an iceberg. More than 1500 passengers lost their lives on April 15th, 1912 and only 336 bodies were recovered. But their stories live on. Join us as we explore just a few stories of the fascinating Titanic and its 3000 passengers.
So what exactly is the story behind the real Titanic necklace?
Famously portrayed in the same-named movie starring Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio, it turns out that the necklace story is actually real! The names you need to know are Kate Florence and Henry Morley. They were lovers - he was 40 years old and she was 19. He wwas the owner of the confectionery shop and she was his counter assistant.
So how did they end up on the Titanic?
They planned to get married on the ship and start a new life together. Morley left his wife and his young daughter to be with Kate and gave her a valuable sapphire necklace. Sounds familiar, huh?
Unfortunately, the two never had the happily ever after they wanted. After the iceberg struck, Kate managed to escape the disaster and was taken in the very last lifeboat. And Morley? Unfortunately, he wasn’t so lucky.
Here’s a name you should know: Robert Hopkins
His heroism was never recognized, even though it was portrayed in the blockbuster movie. But the fact was, Robert Hopkins was one of the unnamed Titanic heroes and only 73 years after his death did his gravestone finally recognize him for his actions.
Alcohol saved one man from death on the Titanic
Titanic’s chief baker, Charles Joughin, was known as the last survivor to leave the RMS Titanic. His life could’ve been saved when he was assigned captain of the lifeboat 10, the same lifeboat Masabumi Hosono jumped onto. But after seeing that three men were already operating the boat, he realized there was no chance.
A book about the sinking of the Titanic was written 14 years before Titanic sunk
We’ve all heard of people coincidentally predicting the future, but this is the one that’s truly mindblowing. In 1898, Morgan Robertson published a novella called Futility. It was a story about the largest ship ever built and called unsinkable by its British owners.
Here’s the weird part: the plot of the story could’ve easily been the plot of the Titanic - well, umm, actually, it is the plot of the Titanic. The details are so similar, it freaked out many conspiracy theorists.
I remember hearing about a child who was scared of water(example taking baths). His sibling asked him why he was so scared and he said that he "was on a big unsinkable ship, we hit the biggest iceberg, and then it was really busy, and then I got really cold and wet. I went to a warm bright place and waited until my next family came." His birthday is the same day the titanic sunk, only several years apart. =)
I know im Just a kid. But I know more than a 48 year Old Man that studied the titanic his entire life. Captain smiths last thing to do was to Save a Child. And Captain Smith is nad AN idiot, he is a Smart Man that did a stupid thing. Bruce is May wanted to not only break World record of most luxery liner but also fastest liner. So he made Captain Smith go mega fast. So the Captain stupidly listened. And the bit about him sleeping, True.
Captain E.J Smith shouldn't be held totally accountable for the disaster,sure he made some bad decisions like paying no heed to the 6 warnings of the ice field that lay ahead,cancelling the life boat drill scheduled for the morning of the night the ship sunk and probably the most grave one ,taking a whole thirty seconds to give the command to change course of ship after the ice berg was spotted but he was only human ,and in the last moments of the Titanic he did everything humanly possible to save the passenggers on board and did the most noble thing ,going down with his ship like a true Captain.
I am 15 now, and I've been obsessed with the titanic since i was 6
I even have 12 models in my room and one I made that I can crack in half and put it back together.
Every day I use the model I made in my pool and just roleplay and stuff...
If you think that's childish, i have aspergers... so there you go
Inside the Titanic, there was a coal bunker fire when it set sail. At the docks, there was a coal strike too. They had just enough coal to make it to NYC. So, to ensure making it to NYC on time, the coal bunker's burning coal was tossed quickly into the boilers. There was no other choice but to maintain a high rate of speed. The bunker's bulkheads glowed red hot and this warped the water tight seams. After striking the iceberg, the compartments filled with seawater and the Titanic slowly began to sink. When the seawater flooded into the red hot coal bunkers, the steam explosion pushed the slightly ripped seams outward doubling the rate of flooding. Titanic and many of its passengers were doomed. Titanic then sank much more quickly.
If you think about it Titanic was indeed unsinkable, metaphorically speaking. Think about how all the ships that have sunk to the bottom of the ocean and nobody remembers them but Titanic, millions of people around the world recognize it. Its actually more popular than planes.
Titanic was a unsinkable ship that actually sinked at night and there was no moon that night.. and the poor guys that had to die because women and children can only get on it was a very sad thing to watch. After titanic hit the iceberg it took two hours for it to sink, the water was freezing cold it was worse than the ice bucket challenge to do and lots of them got hyperthermia and died from that. Rip the captain to because he would not leave his ship he died with his ship :( R.I.P We will remember you titanic, the largest ship in the world. And almost all of the 3rd class passengers died because it was so low down in the ship and the band that played the night they all died sadly oh you can’t imagine how it was like R.I.P titanic.
1500 people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us there were 20 boats floating nearby and only one came back 1. 6 were saved from the water myself included 6 out of 1500 meanwhile the 700 people in the boat had nothing to do but wait wait to die wait to live weight for an Absolution that would never come
When Macmillan talked about the wind of change, he was referring to the desire of African nations for their independence. But he might just as easily have been talking about education in England, where many concerns - about the extent of underprivilege, the need for a more child-centred style of education in primary schools, the unfairness of the selective tripartite system of secondary schools, and wider access to higher education - were now reaching a climax.
Tory education policy.
In his book The Making of Tory Education Policy in Post-War Britain 1950-1986 , Christopher Knight argues that in the period between 1950 and 1974 the Conservative Party failed to fashion an educational policy in line with Conservative philosophy (Knight 1990:3).
However, the beginnings of a Tory education policy can be seen, Knight suggests, in One Nation - A Tory Approach to Social Problems , published by the Conservative Political Centre in 1950. It was written by nine members of what became known as the One Nation group of Tory MPs, including Edward Heath, lain Macleod, Angus Maude and Enoch Powell, who were committed to preserving the church schools and the private sector, to defending the tripartite system, and to opposing what they saw as the enforced uniformity of comprehensive education.
In his contribution to One Nation , Maude wrote: The modern insistence on humanising teaching methods . must not be made an excuse for abandoning the traditional disciplines of learning . We deplore the present tendency to drag down the brighter children to the level of the dull ones (quoted in Knight 1990:12-13). It was perhaps unsurprising that the Tories should have spent little effort in developing a coherent education policy in the early 1950s because, when they regained power in 1951, the overwhelming need was for more school places to cope with the rapidly rising birth rate. Oversize classes (forty or more pupils) and inadequate buildings were the dominant issues for politicians, civil servants and parents alike . A wider vision of schooling was not yet developed