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What really caused the Titanic to sink?

What really caused the Titanic to sink?

Although the ship had been designed to stay afloat even if four of its 16 watertight compartments were breached, the iceberg’s glancing blow caused the ship’s hull plates to buckle along its starboard (right) side, and water soon began to fill six of the watertight compartments.

Who is to blame for the Titanic sinking?

From the beginning, some blamed the Titanic’s skipper, Captain E.J. Smith, for sailing the massive ship at such a high speed (22 knots) through the iceberg-heavy waters of the North Atlantic. Some believed Smith was trying to better the crossing time of Titanic’s White Star sister ship, the Olympic.

What was the cause of the Titanic sinking?

(ORDO NEWS) — In mid-1912, one of the worst disasters in history occurred. On the night of April 14-15, in the waters of the North Atlantic, the British steamship Titanic was wrecked. On board there were 2,208 people, but only 704 people managed to survive. There is no doubt that the huge ship sank due to a collision with an iceberg.

What did Captain Smith say before the Titanic sank?

Captain E. J. Smith said years before the Titanic’s voyage, “I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.” Captain Smith ignored seven iceberg warnings from his crew and other ships. If he had called for the ship to slow down then maybe the Titanic disaster would not have happened.

Why did the captain of the Titanic want to slow down?

To meet this schedule the Titanic could not afford to slow down. It is believed that Ismay put pressure on Captain Smith to maintain the speed of the ship. It was Thomas Andrews’ fault The belief that the ship was unsinkable was, in part, due to the fact that the Titanic had sixteen watertight compartments.

Why did the White Star Line not want the Titanic to sink?

The White Star Line did not want them to go all the way up because this would have reduced living space in first class. If Mr Andrews, the ship’s architect, had insisted on making them the correct height then maybe the Titanic would not have sunk. The final iceberg warning sent to Titanic was from the Californian.