At Saturday the 12nd of May in 2018, I waked up really early and I had no idea why. Normally I will sleep on weekends until 12am. But I was not the only one, because “Lord Dome Nuss” and Giang was awake to. So we ate breakfast together. Later on the day we all went to the “Titanic Museum”.
The museum was really interesting but too expensive. It was not worth the expensive entry fees. After the museum we went on the “SS Nomadic” it was one of the ships that had saved the transgressing. “SS Nomadic” is a former tender of the “White Star Line”, launched on 25 April 1911 in Belfast now on display in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. She was built to transfer passengers and mail to and from RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, and is the only White Star Line vessel in existence today.
For the first I wanted to use funny pictures from our great day but I believe it will be not fair for the victims of the Titanic disaster. So I will write about the history of the Titanic disaster.
A bit history about the titanic disaster:
But the first ship at the accident was the “RMS Carpathia” from Liverpool. The “Carpathia” departed from New York City at the 11st April in 1912. At 12.30 p.m. on 15th of April in 1912 the captain of the “Carpathia” got the first funk spells of Titanic for help. The ship now ran with 17 knots instead of 14, which was mainly due to the boiler men, who tirelessly shoveled coal into the boiler firing. In addition, the ship heating was turned off to transfer all available steam to the drive. Many passengers wasn´t happy about this until the moment until they knew why this is done. The passengers helped with the preparatory measures for accommodate the Titanic passengers. At around 4:00 am, just over an hour and a half after the sinking, “Carpathia” became the first vessel to reach the designated position and, shortly afterwards, took the first survivors from the lifeboats aboard. The Titanic had reported a wrong position about (18.5 km) so that the lifeboats were only accidentally found between the icebergs. On the evening of April 18, 1912, the Carpathia drove in the pouring rain with the 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster in the port of New York. Sometime later, Carpathia crew members were heroes in all the ports the ship headed to.
And the story about the musicians of the Titanic is true. The musicians of the Titanic all perished
when the ship sank in 1912. They played music, intending to calm the passengers, for as long as they possibly could, and all went down with the ship. All were recognized for their heroism.
Theodore Ronald Brailey died in the age of 24 years. He came from London. He was the pianist of the musicians.
Roger Marie Bricoux died in the age of 20 years. He came from France. He was the cellist of the musicians.
John Frederick Preston Clarke died in the age of 30 years. He came from England. He was the bassist of the musicians.
Wallace Hartley died in the age of 33 years. He came from England. He was the bandmaster and violinist of the musicians.
John Law Hume died in the age of 21 years. He came from Scotland. He was the violinist of the musicians.
Georges Alexandre Krins died in the age of 23 years. He came from Belgium. He was a violinist of the musicians.
Percy Cornelius Taylor died in the age of 32 years. He came from England. He was a cellist of the musicians.
John Wesley Woodward died in the age of 32 years. He came from England. He was a cellist of the musicians.
The musicians of Titanic did not belong to the crew of Titanic and could have gone on a lifeboat. All of them died like true heros.
Isidor Straus was a German-American businessman and politician. On April 10, 1912, Isidor Straus went with his wife Ida and two employees as First Class passengers aboard the luxury steamship Titanic. When the ship collided with an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, the couple headed for lifeboat no. 8 on the port side. Since no men were allowed to board here in contrast to the starboard side, Ida Straus would have had to go alone. Isidor Straus was offered to make an exception with him, since he was already a very old man, but he refused. Since Ida Straus refused to leave her husband, the boat dropped off without them. Some saw the couple later still sitting on deck chairs. Both were killed in the disaster.
Reasons for the accident:
There were several radio messages from other ships during the trip, warning of ice fields and icebergs. However, not all ice warnings were relayed by the radio operators to the bridge; these were busy with the transmission of private telegrams. As a result, exact information regarding the current position of the ice field was missing on the bridge. In addition, the Titanic drove faster than appropriate for the ice warnings.
There were nearly 2207 passengers on the Titanic.
Number of victims and survivors of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912:
Victims total: 1.495 and rescued total: 712.
Victims men: 1.338 and rescued men: 323.
Victims women: 106 and rescued women: 333.
victims children until 11 years: 51 and rescued: 56.
Much more could have been saved if the lifeboats had been completely made. But the lifeboats were not even half filled. The youngest victim was 11 months old.
For a lot people was the titanic a glimmer of hope. But after the disaster a nightmare. Because after the disaster followed the economic crisis and finally the first and second world wars. It was the start of the end.
Wikipedia and the Titanic museum