The RMS Titanic , run by the White Star Line, was the largest ship of its time when it plunged into its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York in April 10, 1912. Said to be unsinkable, the Titanic shocked the world when sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 14,1912. On board there were the crew and passengers of 2,224, 1,500 of whom perished in the sinking of the ship. The ship’s architect, Thomas Andrews, and the captain, Edward Smith, were among the victims.
The sinking of the titanicit was recently discovered as 1985 with the use of modern technology that used a remote-controlled deep marine vehicle, the Argo, which was sent into the ocean depths to capture images of the ocean floor without the need for manual immersion in the waters. Before 1985, several expeditions were made in an attempt to locate the wreck of the famous ship but all attempts failed. The difficulty of locating the wreckage stemmed from the fact that the last position provided by the ship’s crew was actually 21.2 kilometers from the actual place where the ship sank. This fact deceived the explorers for a long time until the wreck was discovered by the Argo, run by a French-American team. The leaders of this team included the
The titanic being one of the most famous and glorified ships of the 20th Century, it continued to attract the attention of the public and the media for years after its unfortunate sinking. There was a great demand to save the titanic and save his wreckage and his body from the depths of the dark ocean waters and show it on earth as a memory of his lost glory days. Many of the titanic passengers Being extremely rich had rich relatives who wanted the ship to be saved as a tribute to the memory of their lost loved ones. So from the day the titanicsank, several attempts were made to recover his wreck. Numerous proposals were provided, many of them quite impractical and often impossible and absurd, such as lifting the wreck by filling it with ping pong balls or filling the ship with liquid nitrogen that would make an iceberg out of the ship and raise it towards the surface of the Ocean. However, despite hundreds of ideas and plans, the exact location of the ship went unnoticed until 1985. Even after its discovery, the lack of funding and the location of the wreck at extreme depths in the Atlantic is impossible to save the ship.
A look into the past
After leaving Southampton, the titanic headed for New York, stopping in French and Irish ports. Four days in his journey, in April 4, 1912, the ship met a terrible fate. 600 kilometers south of the Terranova coast, the ship hit a giant iceberg that damaged the hull. 5 from the watertight compartments of the ship 6 was damaged in the impact and the sea water began to gradually fill the ship. The ship’s crew understands the gravity of the situation, ordered that the lifeboats be lowered with the passengers. However, many of the lifeboats were filled up to half their capacity. This bad management by the crew of the RMS Titanicit is still heavily criticized today. Women and children were the main occupants of these lifeboats. Beyond the 1000 passengers and crew members were still stranded on the ship while the cold, sea water rose through it, broke the titanic apart and eventually sank the ship. Two hours after titanic founded, the RMS Carpathia arrived at the site and managed to save only the 705 passengers of the ill-fated ship.
Historical meaning and inheritance
After the sinking of Titanic, was made as false assumptions, excessive trust and improper handling could lead to the death of so many innocent people. The ship lacked adequate security measures, did not have enough lifeboats or conducted safety exercises to prepare its crew for handling emergency situations, and communication with other ships was poorly managed. Shortly after the sinking, the 1912 Radio Act was approved by the United States asking for the 24 hour operation of radio systems on board passenger ships and in 1914, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was approved which made it compulsory to carry enough lifeboats on a ship for all passengers on board and the lifeboat exercises and inspections were made mandatory.
The International Ice Patrol was also established after the disaster that continues to operate until this date, alerting the ships of the icebergs that are coming to avoid disasters such as theTitanic . The legacy of the Titanic also continues to influence popular culture. The first film about this disaster ” Saved by the Titanic ” It was presented only 29 days after the disaster. The historically most accurate film on the Titanic was ” A night to remember “, A 1958 British film based on the 1955 book of the same name. The history of the Titanic once again touched the hearts of millions when James Cameron released the 1997 ” titanic ” movie That Won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards. Several monuments dedicated to the titanic , statues of his famous passengers, artifacts of museums from the Titanicalso remind the world of today of one of the greatest maritime disasters in human history.