The unsinkable Titanic sank because because it struck an ice burg and was supposed to fill 5 compartments but it broke into the 6th compartment. The Titanic wouldn't have hit the ice burg so quickly if the sky wasn't pitch black and moon less it would have been easier to spot the ice burg.
You are correct that the Titanic struck an iceberg, which did cause the ship to sink. But there were other factors that you mentioned like the dark, moonless night which made it hard to see the icebergs in the ocean. Do you think that having the Titanic go 'full speed ahead' was a good idea even though they were in more southerly waters?
No, I don't think it was a good idea because there could still be big or giant ice burgs in southern waters. Also they could not get away fast enough so they were going to hit the ice burg.
No it was not a good idea beacuse they won't catch the icebergs.
AM, Nice job! How do you like the book so far? :D
I agree with you AM but do you think there were more reasons why the Titanic sank. Have you thought that maybe it was the speed or the darkness. Remember that in the book they said it was really dark with no moon.
The Titanic sunk because the captain steered the Titanic to the south and the radio operator shut off . Also instead of 6 warnings of icebergs, Titanic got 4 warnings of icebergs. Also, the Titanic would have been able to keep going toward her destination if 5 compartments were filled, but instead of 5, 6 compartments were filled.
You are correct that the captain steered the Titanic to the south, but the radio operator didn't shut off the radio. They were using the radio to send messages for the passengers. They did receive 6 iceberg warnings and 4 of those messages made it to the bridge (where the captain works). The bridge didn't get the last 2 warnings, because the radio operators were busy sending the messages for the passengers. Do you think the passenger messages were more important than the iceberg warnings? What would you have done if you were the radio operator?
I think the messages were not important because the Titanic would not have sunk if the radio operator was paying attention to the warnings instead of the messages.If i was the radio operator i'd be focused on the warnings and not on the messages.
The titanic sunk by hitting an iceburg what caused the titanic to drowed and the titanic had holes in the titanic so the titanic sunk beacuse the titanic was fluted with water that caused the ship to sink.
You are correct that the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. The ship did sink, but we don't say the ship drowned. We would just say the ship sank. The Titanic did sink when it was flooded with water. Remember if too many compartments were flooded then the Titanic would sink and that is what happened. What made it hard for the "look-outs" to see the icebergs that night?
You are correct DM, just be more clear on your answer.You could say the Titanic "sank", not drowned.But, I do like your answer. How many compartments did the Titanic have after hitting the iceberg and how many compartments did the water get flooded in the compartments? How do you know?Also, do you like reading and learning about the Titanic?
The unsinkable Titanic sank because when the Titanic hit an iceberg it caused many holes on the side of the ship. Also the Titanic radio wasn't on and they sent messages about the icebergs were ahead of the ship. Another reason it sank was because 6 compartments filled up but it could only hold 5 compartments. Also it was to dark for the crew members to see any icebergs. That's how the ''unsinkable'' ship sank.
You are correct that the Titanic did hit an iceberg. The Titanic did have its radio on, but they didn't send the iceberg warnings. They received the iceberg warnings, but the last 2 warnings didn't make it to the bridge (where the captain was working). Have you been enjoying learning about the Titanic?
Yes, I have been enjoying learning about the titanic
DS, How do you like the Titanic so far? I'm enjoying learning about it, too!
The Titanic sunk because it was very dark and the captain could not see the iceberg and when they crashed,people did not care because they STILL thought the Titanic was "unsinkable".But it sank and the people that thought the Titanic was unsinkable,were wrong.About 700 people survived and about 1500 people perished(which means 1500 people "died").
I believe you are saying that the Titanic crashed into an iceberg. You want to be sure to say that specifically so that your readers understand exactly what you mean. There were a couple of other issues that led to the Titanic hitting the iceberg. Please tell me about those issues.
Well,I also remember that the radio was on and after the crash,the Titanic had about 7 compartments and the water got into about 6 compartments and the Titanic got 6 warnings on the radio about icebergs.My question is that why did the passengers believe that the Titanic is unsinkable?I knew the Titanic was sinkable because ALL ships big or small, it'll sink.No matter what size or width it is.
I like how you put the meaning of perished in the parentheses.
VN, I like how you said how many people died or perished and their non reasonable thought a lot of people thought. You also said how it was dark another word is moonless.
The titanic sank by 7 holes. The water got into 6 areas . The Titanic was beganing to sink the other side broke off. leaving the two sides sinking sideways.
You are telling me about the Titanic sinking, but you need to tell us what caused the Titanic to sink. I don't know what you mean by 7 holes and water in 6 areas. What caused the holes? What areas are you referring to in your blog comment.
The Titanic struck an iceberg that made 7 little holes into the side of the ship . The water flooded 6 compartments which made the the Titanic tip into the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The unsinkable ship sank because the sky was ominously dark and cloudless with no moon so that means they could not see the ice burg. Also they were going really fast and they went a different way so i think if they weren't going as fast and went a different way they would not have hit the ice burg.
Thank you so much for telling us what the dark and cloudless night meant for the Titanic! You are correct that speed was probably a factor for the Titanic when it ran into the iceberg, but there were some other warnings that occurred that evening. Can you tell me a little about these warnings?
AD, I like your answer,very descriptive thought! Great job:)
You are correct it was ominously dark and cloudless but what about all the iceberg warnings
When the captain went full speed ahead the titanic could not turn and the titanic hit an iceberg. Then there was a big tear in the boat. 5 compartments could have been field and the titanic would not sink,but 6 compartments were field so that led to the titanic sinking. The reason that the titanic hit an iceberg ,because it was cold and a dark night and it was moonless.
You have lots of information about why the "Unsinkable" Titanic sank! Can you tell me anything about the warnings that it received about icebergs being in the Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912?
Well, they had 6 warnings and they only got 4. The warnings came from the radios of other ships because only one ship had to send the message.
The unsinkable titanic sank because it struck into an iceburg and it made big holes inside the titanic, so water started to pull down the ship and.
The Titanic missed two ice warnings from another boats. Also, too many of the compartments got filled up with water that made the bow sink and that made the water go into the other compartments . Also again ,there was no moon and the night was really dark so that made it hard for them them to see the iceberg. But when they saw the iceberg it was too late.
My first reason the Titanic sank was because it struck an iceberg. The iceberg made holes in the side of the ship. Water came into the Titanic compartments. The compartments would fill up and then go into other compartments. This made the Titanic sink. The second reason the Titanic sank, the workers were responsible for looking out for the dangerous chunks of ice and icebergs.It was hard for them to see the ice because it was dark and the water was calm. The captain had already said, "Full speed ahead." So, they couldn't stop in time when they saw the iceberg.My last reason that the Titanic sank is because the other ships reported about icebergs in the area, but not all the warnings were sent to the captain.
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