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Old 26-03-2013, 05:00   #16
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Very interesting computer simulation of how the the Titanic sank:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: REMEMBERING THE TITANIC
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Nothing like a spot of revisionism to stir the pot. The pot that is also riveted. And probably is better watched.
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Nothing like a spot of revisionism to stir the pot. The pot that is also riveted. And probably is better watched.
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1: Lifeboat numbers were cut to save cost and so as not to clutter the upper deck.
The thinking regarding lifeboats on cruise-liners was somewhat different back then. The north atlantic route was the aquatic equivalent of a busy highway. So frequented was the route that it was expected that other cruisers would be passing in the position of a vessel in distress within a relatively short period. Unfortunately, documentaries tend to 'sex up' their product by missing out some details - they make it seem like the Titanic was the first and only vessel to have set sail for the NE United States that year!

The idea of the rafts was primarily as transfer tenders - the idea being that another vessel or vessels would be coming within range of assistance shortly after an SOS was sent. This also (according to the findings of the original inquest) was one of the reasons that the first life-rafts to be launched were under capacity.

The lifeboats were launched as the officers assumed that the RMS Carpathia, one of the vessels who had answered the call, would be upon their location shortly. However, the Titanic had initially mis-reported their position so that the ensuing confusion resulted in the boats being launched early and under-capacity.

The majority of survivors were women and children as that was the order-of-loading policy followed by the deck officers.

It was never anticipated that the lifeboats would be required to accommodate the entire volume of passengers and crew - as assistance, it was assumed, wouldn't be far distant.

The "screw the 3rd class" principle was a fallacy mostly embodied by the dramatization of "a night to remember".. this built upon the inverse-snobbery and anti-class sentiment which was becoming prevalent at the start of the 20th Century and came to a head during the great war.

The "fewer lifeboats to save money" was also a conspiracy theory similar to JFK/UFO/911 - as with all disasters, people look for scapegoats and meaning rather than accepting that a bunch of improbable possibilities came together in alignment and caused a disaster of, erm, Titanic proportions.

...i should know: my great grandfather WAS the Captain on the RMS Titanic and managed to send me a lengthy email shortly before
going down with the ship! I also hold a PhD, MBA and a BBC in Titanicology.. ;-)
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...i should know: my great grandfather WAS the Captain on the RMS Titanic and managed to send me a lengthy email shortly before
going down with the ship! I also hold a PhD, MBA and a BBC in Titanicology.. ;-)
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Interesting how the wreck was found..
Titanic Discovered During Secret Cold War Navy Mission

"Go have a look at those stubs we lost and we'll tell everyone you're looking for the Titanic, any time left do what you want"

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_Was that a PC or laptop your g'grandad used? LOL
..an iPad with a riveted construction!
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Re: Most inaccurate TITANIC doco' EVER!

We all like naked ladies...the boat is irrelevent. The 90's Titanic movie by james cameron WAS a beaut', just a shame that leo and kate kept soaking up the spotlight. I wonder in time when the ship rots away enough that the front section of hull ( the bit in the mud) will be salvaged. That would surely shed some light on 100 years of rumour about steel and rivetts. It'd make a great tourist attraction in ireland too if it were displayed.
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My GRAND FATHER was a engineering officer on the Titanic. Fortunately he was only on the delivery voyage from Ireland to England. This ship was state of the art for her time, just as cutting edge as a Boeing Dreamliner is today.
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Any evaluation of the engineering in titanic will show she had average engineering just like the Dreamliner is average. A F35 today is state of the art not a flying " tube" designed to carry a maximum number of passengers . Titanic contained little advanced technology of the day , had conservative engines etc. she was a pretty bus

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