Was it Thomas Andrews' fault?

Was it Thomas Andrews' fault?

Thomas Andrews created design flaws that might have contributed to the ship's sinking after it was damaged. Andrews built sixteen watertight compartments for all of the Olympic liners, with the goal of keeping the ships afloat in the event of a disaster, such as two ships colliding. But he did not include any means of closing or sealing these compartments once they were filled with water, so they would quickly flood and cause the vessels to sink.

Andrews also designed the Olympic with vertical side walls instead of horizontal ones, which made the vessel more stable but also prevented any interior rooms from being used as lifeboats. If more lifeboats had been available, perhaps some of the lost on board could have been saved.

The fact is that none of this would have mattered if James Young had not sent the ill-fated letter in error. If he had checked his mail regularly, he would have seen that the ship had been damaged in a collision and would have stopped sending money to save himself a lot of stress!

The Olympic tragedy showed us that we need to be careful not to send out letters without first checking to make sure that they will reach their recipients. Always think through every aspect of your plan before you send that letter. If anything seems wrong or incomplete, then don't send it out.

How did Thomas Andrews know the ship was unsinkable?

Thomas Andrews was aware that the ship was not unsinkable since the watertight bulkheads were only extended to the E deck and not to the top of the hull. However, since nothing about the construction of the ship indicated that it would sink, he must have believed that she could be saved. The fact that no one had ever heard of a ship sinking with half her crew aboard led him to believe that his ship could be rescued.

There are two major factors that lead us to conclude that Thomas Andrews knew the ship was not unsinkable: first, the lack of any evidence that a ship with watertight compartments up to number 6 has ever been sunk; second, the extension of watertight compartmentation only to the E deck rather than all the way to the top of the hull as today's ships are designed. If Thomas Andrews thought that the ship could be saved, then he must have believed that she could be repaired or replaced instead of being lost with all hands.

In conclusion, we can say that although the Titanic was not an unsinkable ship, it was reasonable for Thomas Andrews to believe that she could be saved.

Why was Walter Lord to blame for the sinking of the Titanic?

It is thought that Ismay placed pressure on Captain Smith to keep the ship moving. If the ship's architect, Mr. Andrews, had insisted on making them the correct height, the Titanic might not have sunk. Captain Lord was to blame... The Californian delivered Titanic the final iceberg warning. However, Captain Lord refused to believe it was an iceberg and so he did not alter his course.

Titanic was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff. The ship was too big to be handled by many small boats and so hundreds of people had to be saved by a few. It is estimated that around 700 people died when the Titanic sank at around 2am on April 15th, 1912. Over 1500 people were on board the ship at the time.

Walter Lord was responsible for the shipping news that was sent out over the radio. This news affected how many lifeboats were put on board the ship and so they weren't enough. Also, Lord was supposed to monitor any changes in the weather and alert the captain if necessary, but this duty wasn't properly done and so the ship ran into trouble.

Titanic was launched in 1910 and completed in 1911. She was the largest ship in the world at the time she entered service. The ship was designed for speed and luxury, rather than safety. That is why there were only enough lifeboats for first class passengers only.

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Timothy Hardman

Timothy Hardman has been an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. He has always had a passion for the outdoors and helping people with their own adventures. After college, he went to work as an engineer for Google where he now works on their mapping technology.

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