Study of the RMS Titanic CJ Bergevin
Building the Titanic • The Titanic was a British Royal Mail Steamer. • It took 15,000 ship builders 3 years to build the Titanic. • It cost $7.5 million to build in 1909-1912. • The Titanic had 10 decks. • The Titanic was about 882 feet long and about 92 feet wide. • It weighed 46,328 tons. www.roadtoireland.eu/Titanic.jpg
Lifeboats • The Titanic carried 20 lifeboats. www.historyonthenet.com • 14 wooden which held 65 persons each • 2 wood cutters which held 40 persons each • 4 Englehardt Collapsibles which held 47 persons each The total capacity of all the lifeboats was 1,178 persons. Englehardt Collapsible Lifeboat www.titanic-titanic.com/pic/englehardt_unfold...
RMS Titanic’s Voyage • The Titanic began her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. • She set sail from Southampton, England and was headed to New York City. • There were 2, 435 passengers on board. • 1st Class = 735 passengers • 2nd Class = 674 passengers • 3rd Class = 1,026 passengers • There were 885 crew members on board. • It cost $4,350 for a first class parlor suite, $60 for a second class ticket, and $40 for a third class ticket. First ClassParlor Suite www.titanic.com 2nd Class Room www.euronet.nl 3rd Class Room www.exn.ca
The Sinking Titanic’s Iceberg www.uscg.mil • On April 14th, at 11:40pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg on its starboard bow. • An iceberg is a mountain of ice. • 85% of an iceberg’s bulk is below the water. • The iceberg that the Titanic struck was over 5,000 years old. • The iceberg was 50-100 feet high and 200-400 feet long. • The Titanic received 6 warnings about the icebergs. 85% of an iceberg is under water. tea.armadaproject.org
Rescue Titanic Survivors 3info2u.com RMS Carpathia www.postalmuseum.si.edu • It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Titanic to sink. • The rescue ship, Carpathia, took four hours to reach the site of the sinking. • The Carpathia rescued 705 survivors and took them to New York. • Most of the 1,523 people who died when the Titanic sank froze due to the freezing temperatures. www.huffingtonpost.com www.encyclopedia-titanica.org www.euronet.nl
Rediscovery Bow of the Titanic www.titanic-facts.com Dr. Robert Ballard www.greatertalent.com • Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel led the team that discovered the wreckage of the Titanic on September 1, 1985. • The wreckage was located about 300 miles southeast of Newfoundland, Canada. • It was 12, 500 feet down on the ocean bottom. • They used a mini-sub named Alvin and a robotic camera named Jason Jr. to take photos of the wreckage. Deck of the Titanic www.rmwexplorations.com Titanic’s propeller www.history.com Titanic wreckage news.bbc.co.uk