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Why Did the Titanic Sink? A Simple Question with a Complicated Answer

April 3, 2014

Almost 102 years ago, on April 10th, 1912, a ship that was almost 900 feet long, left Southampton, England, and headed for New York City. The name of this ship was the RMS Titanic, and she was already going down in history just by her design and “unsinkable” reputation.  However, within four days, the Titanic […]

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The Mystery Ship – Did a Mystery Ship Lie Between the Titanic and the Californian?

February 19, 2014

The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm on the night of April 14, 1912. Thousands of gallons of water entered the ship, and within a few minutes, there was a noticeable list that Thomas Andrews noticed and reported to both Captain Smith and Bruce Ismay. The situation was dire, and the designer of […]

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Are There Bodies at the Titanic Wreck Site?

February 9, 2014

When the RMS Titanic sunk in 1912, the grand ship took with her over 1500 people.  For over 70 years, the Titanic sat on the bottom of the ocean waiting for man to find her again. Finally, on September 1, 1985, an ocean explorer by the name of Robert Ballard discovered her again. With a […]

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Where did the Titanic Sink?

April 5, 2012

The sinking of the Titanic is a historical event full of facts and shrouded in a great deal of mystery. Many tell of captain Smith receiving an iceberg warning before tragedy struck and some even believe that if the ship had met the berg head on it could have avoided sinking. Unfortunately, the truth is […]

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Was the Titanic sinking the result of bad marketing?

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It takes more than one error to cause something as catastrophic as the Titanic disaster. According to a recent post on Printwand entitled “How an ‘Unsinkable’ Marketing Campaign Led the Titanic to Disaster,” the White Star Line’s marketing campaign may have helped contribute to the Titanic sinking. The idea of a marketing strategy causing a […]

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When Did the Last Titanic Survivor Die?

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Millvina Dean was only a baby during the sinking of the Titanic. Lowered into a lifeboat on the cold morning of April 15, 1912, she was one of the youngest people on the Titanic and the last Titanic survivor to die. She passed away at age 97 and died in Southampton, England where she had […]

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What Year Did the Titanic Sink?

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Built to be the largest passenger vessel in the world and the most luxurious, the Titanic was a marvel of modern engineering. The vessel was fitted with five watertight rooms below the deck designed to keep the Titanic afloat even after collision. Many individuals boarded the Titanic before its maiden voyage with the utmost confidence […]

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How Big was the Titanic?

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In so many words, the Titanic was absolutely massive. The largest luxury cruise vessel of its time, the ship was designed to be the biggest and highest quality ship available. The Titanic had everything from an indoor pool, to a diner, to three different classes for passengers. Begun in 1909 and complete in 1911, the […]

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When Did the Titanic Sink?

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The Titanic was a modern marvel of engineering for its time. The massive cruise liner was built with all the amenities of a luxury ocean liner, the vessel was built in just over two years. Run by the White Star ocean liner and constructed by the Harland Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic construction was […]

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How Long did it Take to Build the Titanic?

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Engineered to be the largest and most luxurious steam ship in the world, the Titanic was truly a marvel of modern engineering. Deemed as virtually unsinkable, the massive Titanic was owned and operated by the White Star Liner and was registered at the Liverpool port. The Titanic was designed with the latest in technology and […]

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Who Discovered the Titanic, and When?

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The Titanic was discovered by a concerted effort from French and American scientists. Dr. Robert Ballard led the American side of the operation with a submersible from Hole Deep Submergence Lab in Massachusetts, and Francias de Recherche from pour I’Exploitation des Mers Led by Jean Jerry ran the French side of things. They were armed […]

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