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Title: The Titanic Basic Information


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The Titanic Basic Information
The Titanic The Death of an Era
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The Titanic Basic Information
The Early 1900s
  • The early 1900s was a period of tremendous
    technological advancement in the world.
  • In 1900 there had been fewer than 8,000 cars in
    the US by 1910 there were close to 500,000
    cars in the US.
  • In 1903 the first heavier-than-air craft lasted
    12 seconds and covered 852 feet by 1909 a man
    had flown across the English Channel, a
    distance of 26 miles.
  • The years between 1900 and 1910 saw the first
    Kodak camera, phonograph, aircraft, electric
    light, and motion picture!

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The Titanic Basic Information
The Early 1900s
  • This was a time of class distinction. There were
    upper, middle, and lower classes in America
    and Britain.
  • Class was decided by wealth in the US. It was
    decided by birth in Britain.
  • Only one percent of Americans controlled over 60
    percent of our nations money! The same was
    true for Britain.
  • Most upper class Americans were nouveau riche
    (newly rich), and had more money than they could
    spend. They wanted to be with other rich
    people, so they traveled to Europe.

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The Titanic Basic Information
The Early 1900s
  • The aristocrats stayed in fashionable hotels in
    Paris and London, toured the Pyramids in Egypt,
    and relaxed in luxurious spas in Germany,
    Switzerland, and the south of France.
  • Airline travel was not available yet, so all
    transatlantic trips had to be made by sea.
  • Upper class passengers wanted fast ships with
    all the luxuries they were used to enjoying.
  • Shipping companies competed for their business.
  • The industrial revolution had increased the
    demand for cheap labor in America, so hundreds
    of thousands of immigrants flocked to our country
    in search of jobs and better lives. These were
    the middle and lower class people. In 1907
    alone, over 1 million people came to the US!

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The Worlds Top Ocean Lines
They competed for transatlantic passengers
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The Titanic Basic Information
The Titanic
  • member of the White Star Line
  • her sister ship was the Oceanic
  • 11 stories high
  • 4 city blocks long (a sixth of a mile!)
  • weighed over 46,000 tons (over 50 larger than
    any other ship of the day!)
  • 10 decks
  • Titanic was the largest ship ever built up to
    this point

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The Titanic Basic Information
RMS Titanic
Eleven stories high and four city blocks
wide! The largest ship anyone had ever seen! It
was a proud symbol of human achievement.
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  • Total of 10 decks
  • Boat deck (life boats)
  • A (Promenade)
  • B (had private promenades)
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • Two lowest decks used for machinery

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First Class Grand Staircase
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Café Parisien Located on B Deck
French-style sidewalk café favored by the
younger, hipper passengers
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First Class Smoking Room
Capt. Smith
Archie Butt
Clarence Moore
Harry Widener
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Third Class Accommodations
Third Class Dining Room
Stateroom
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Watertight Doors
Boilers
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The Titanic Basic Information
The Titanic
  • Created at Harland Wolff Shipyard in Belfast,
    Ireland
  • Launched on May 31, 1911
  • Spent ten months getting fitted out
  • Maiden voyage began April 10, 1912
  • She was to sail from Southampton, England, to
    NYC, across the North Atlantic Ocean
  • Struck an iceberg on her starboard side at 1140
    p.m., Sunday, April 14
  • Sunk at 220 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 1912

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The Titanic Basic Information
The iceberg was perhaps over 100 feet tall.
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The Titanic Basic Information
Titanic hits the iceberg at 1140 p.m. on Sunday
night, April 14, 1912
Iceberg tears open a 300-foot gash, ripping open
the first six watertight compartments
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The first six watertight compartments were damaged
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The watertight compartments in the front of the
ship were flooding and pulling the bow under the
ocean.
Officers put passengers in the lifeboats some
people still didnt want to leave.
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RMS Titanic
Eleven stories high and four city blocks
wide! The largest ship anyone had ever seen!
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The Titanic Basic Information
Titanics Passengers Collectively worth 250
million dollars in 1912!
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The Titanic Basic Information
J. Bruce Ismay
  • President of the White Star Line
  • Came up with the idea for the sister ships to
    compete with the Cunard Line
  • He decided to only go with 20 lifeboats he
    knew that was not enough
  • Traveled as a First Class passenger, but let
    everyone know that he was in charge
  • He wanted the Titanic to beat the Oceanics
    transatlantic speed record
  • Crawled into a lifeboat right before it
    descended - survived

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The Titanic Basic Information
Thomas Andrews
  • Designer of the Titanic
  • Worked for Harland Wolff Shipyard in
    Belfast, Ireland
  • Traveled as a First Class passenger, but spent
    time inspecting the details for improvements
    later
  • Well-respected by everyone he was kind to all
    the passengers and crew
  • He also knew there were not enough lifeboats
    for everyone
  • Went down with the ship didnt even attempt
    to get in a lifeboat

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John Jacob Astor IV
  • Wealthiest family in America
  • His family owned entire streets in NYC
  • Owned some of the most expensive real estate
    in the world, including the Astoria Hotel
  • Owned over 1,000 rental properties (slum
    lord)
  • Divorced his wife and remarried an 18 year old
    girl this caused a SCANDAL in high society.
    They left US for vacation in Europe until the
    gossip died down. They were returning to America
    on the Titanic.
  • He died when a smokestack fell on him in the
    water. She survived.

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Isador Ida Strauss
  • Co-founder of Macys Department Store
  • millionaire (of course), former Congressman
  • He tried to put her into a lifeboat, but she
    wouldnt leave him.
  • They died together on the boat.

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The Thayers First Class Passengers
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Lawrence Beesley Second Class Passenger Teacher
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Col. Archibald Gracie
Jack Thayer
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William T. Stead First Class Passenger (uber
eccentric!)
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Major Peuchen
Charles M. Hays
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Captain Smith
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First Officer William Murdoch
Murdoch
Capt. Smith
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Marconi Radio Operators
Second Operator Harold Bride
First Operator John Phillips
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