What is titanic: Definition and 16 Discussions

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, operated by the White Star Line, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, United States. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it the deadliest sinking of a single ship up to that time. It remains the deadliest peacetime sinking of an ocean liner or cruise ship. The disaster drew public attention, provided foundational material for the disaster film genre, and has inspired many artistic works.
RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time she entered service and the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. She was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, the chief naval architect of the shipyard, died in the disaster. Titanic was under the command of Captain Edward Smith, who went down with the ship. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia, and elsewhere throughout Europe, who were seeking a new life in the United States and Canada.
The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with a gymnasium, swimming pool, smoking rooms, high-class restaurants and cafes, a Turkish bath and hundreds of opulent cabins. A high-powered radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger "marconigrams" and for the ship's operational use. Titanic had advanced safety features, such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, contributing to its reputation as "unsinkable".
Titanic was equipped with 16 lifeboat davits, each capable of lowering three lifeboats, for a total of 48 boats; she carried only 20 lifeboats, four of which were collapsible and proved hard to launch while she was sinking (Collapsible A nearly swamped and was filled with a foot of water until rescue, Collapsible B completely overturned while launching). Together, the 20 lifeboats could hold 1,178 people—about half the number of passengers on board, and one third of the number of passengers the ship could have carried at full capacity (consistent with the maritime safety regulations of the era). When the ship sank, many of the lifeboats that had been lowered were only filled up to an average of 60%.

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  1. hagopbul

    What Caused the Sinking of the Titanic?

    Hello : I apologise for my last post about the titanic , I didn't think it will be considered conspiracy theory , although I see it as a good science post Best regards Hagop
  2. hagopbul

    I How to use physics to prove historical events?

    Hello all: Watching few news , titanic came and we start to have a question , can I prove that titanic was sunk because of hitting an ice mountain, and not because of torpedo, should we use material specifications , speed of the ship , and material specifications of the ice mountain or we...
  3. W

    I Did bottles of wine truly get recovered from the wreck of the Titanic?

    Hi, Did bottles of wine truly get recovered from the wreck of the Titanic? This came up in a recent conversation and my conclusion was that the corks would get pushed in and the bottles would get mixed with seawater. Some math: The Titanic sits at depth of about 3,800 m. The pressue at this...
  4. B

    About the Starship Titanic and joules/accelerations.

    Upon discovering the Starship Titanic while doing some research about time travel, I was wondering what joules would be necessary to accelerate even faster to attempt a more severe time dilation: Namely, a 50,000kg ship to 99.999999999%C. Am I correct in my calculations that this requires app...
  5. StevieTNZ

    Japanese Titanic | Epic Tragedy

    The title says it all.
  6. C

    MHB SE Class 10 Science: What Steel Was Used in the Titanic?

    I know that some of our members have an interest in the loss of the Titanic in 1912. So I am posting a link to an article in/on Science Daily on the steel used in the Titanic. Also look at the related stories links on the right of the page for more related material. CB
  7. Andre

    News Titanic Sank Due to Panic and Design Error, Claims Book

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/09/23/titanic-ship-was-steered-into-iceberg-claims-book-author-115875-22581550/ But maybe the biggest error maybe, was design: People are known to make mistakes in panic. Design should not facilitate that. Just another variation of Murphy's...
  8. I

    Titanic and Iceberg. What forces take part in the crash?

    Hello, it's a my little doubt... i would like to receive a physical description of the crash between the titanic and the iceberg. Should we consider the third Newton's law?what are the forces which take part in the crash? Help me please...
  9. wolram

    The Mystery of the Titanic from Barfleur

    Or the ancient titanic, it sailed from Barfleur, anyone know anything about it? i will not give any more details so you do not go wasting your time googling, it is just that i need some details.
  10. dduardo

    Titanic 2 Trailer - Laughing Machine Blog

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: http://laughingmachine.blogspot.com/2006/04/titanic-2-trailer.html
  11. H

    Titanic Disaster: Unravelling the Deeper Reason

    What was the reason of Titanic Disaster?? one thing that amazes me is that iceberg was really small ,,shown in the movie and it had the capability of ruputuring the ship apart..yeah and absolutely the ship became brittle but even then there should be something more into it which goes...
  12. Orion1

    Exploring Titan: Cassini Probe's Journey Towards Saturn's Mysterious Moon

    Reference: http://www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=43676&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
  13. M

    Titanic merger of galaxy clusters revealed

    This is amazing, I haven't heard of any merger of two galaxy clusters until now. http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996443 "One of the hottest, most energetic mergers of two colossal galaxy clusters has been imaged in exquisite detail by an X-ray observatory in space...
  14. Orion1

    Did the Cassini-Huygens Mission Discover New Moons Around Saturn?

    Mission to Saturn: International effort to explore Saturn, Titan NASA, the European Space Agancy and Italy's space agancy teamed up to produce the Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its largest moon, Titan. The US$3 billion project, which launched Oct. 15, 1997, should enter...
  15. D

    Questions about the titanic ship

    1) use a variety of resources to research the compostion of steel and explain how the compostion of steel affects its proprties, such as its strength and resistance to corrosion. Record this information in chart 2) reseach and explain the chemical methods available to analyze metal materials...
  16. D

    Titanic: Hull Materials & Construction - Get Answers Here!

    i'd like to know about the materials that were used to build the hull of the titanic?...i'v googled it,,, but i suck at finding info so bad, can anyone help?