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The Titanic

Until its April 14, 1912 sinking, RMS Titanic was the biggest and most luxurious of the Olympic-class ocean liners built during the prosperous Edwardian era around the turn of the 20th century. The sinking claimed over 1500 lives and occurred following an 11:40pm collision with an iceberg. The remains of the ship were lost until explorer Robert Ballard rediscovered them in 1985. Soon after the rediscovery, Director James Cameron, who had loved the tragic story since his childhood, gathered a crew of experts to help him document the remains of the ship in preparation for his 1997 epic feature, Titanic. Two more major documentary efforts by Cameron were conducted in 2001 and 2005. Soon after, Michael Arbuthnot, Cameron’s project archaeologist and a supporter of CyArk’s digital preservation mission, approached the famed director about contributing the footage to CyArk’s digital archive to create the Titanic Database Project. Cameron generously agreed, donating many hours of dive footage from the 2001 and 2005 expeditions.

"Titanic Database Project." Web log post. CyArk. Taline Ayanyan, 12 Apr. 2012. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.

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Thomas Andrews was the cheif desingner behind the Titanic ship but Bruce Ismay thought of the idea to bild a ship called the Titanic and also inspired Thomas Andrews to creat this well known ship. The Titanic was not invented, it was designed. If you mean the liner that sank in 1912 it was not invented, it was built at Harland and Wolffs shipyard in Belfast. It was started on 31st of March and took 3 years to build and fit out.

Thomas Andrews

was an Irish businessman and shipbuilder; managing director and head of the drafting department for the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland. Andrews was the naval architect in charge of the plans for the ocean liner RMS Titanic. He was travelling on board the Titanic during its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and perished in the disaster.

Thomas Andrews was born at Ardara House, Comber, County Down, in Ireland, to The Rt. Hon.Thomas Andrews, a member of the Privy Council of Ireland, and Eliza Pirrie. His siblings includedJohn Miller Andrews, the future Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and Sir James Andrews, the future Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Thomas Andrews lived with his family in Ardara, Comber. In 1884, he began attending the Royal Belfast Academical Institution until 1889 when, at the age of sixteen, he began a premium apprenticeship at Harland and Wolff where his uncle, theViscount Pirrie, was part owner.

Elizabeth Shutes

Elizabeth Shutes served as a family governess on board Titanic and was 40 years old at the time; she was among the passengers quickly ordered to the Sun Deck after the ship hit an iceberg. She later described the chaotic scene on the lifeboat, shortly before they were rescued by Carpathia: “Our men knew nothing about the position of the stars, hardly how to pull together. Two oars were soon overboard. The men’s hands were too cold to hold on…Then across the water swept that awful wail, the cry of those drowning people. In my ears I heard: ‘She’s gone, lads; row like hell or we’ll get the devil of a swell.” Shutes was among those who reflected on “needless luxuries” aboard Titanic, which had been prioritized over lifeboats and other safety features.

Laura Mabel Francatelli

Laura Mabel Francatelli, a 30-year old secretary from London, reflected later on the dramatic arrival of Carpathia: “Oh at daybreak, when we saw the lights of that ship, about 4 miles away, we rowed like mad, & passed icebergs like mountains, at last about 6:30 the dear Carpathia picked us up, our little boat was like a speck against that giant. Then came my weakest moment, they lowered a rope swing, which was awkward to sit on, with my life preserver ’round me. Then they hauled me up, by the side of the boat. Can you imagine, swinging in the air over the sea, I just shut my eyes & clung tight saying ‘Am I safe,?’ at last I felt a strong arm pulling me onto the boat.

Charlotte Collyer

Passengers lucky enough to have been picked up by Carpathia arrived in New York City days later and started a frantic search for their loved ones, desperately hoping they too had been saved. Collyer, a second-class passenger who was 31 years old, later described her panicked search for her husband: “There was scarcely anyone who had not been separated from husband, child or friend. Was the last one among the handful saved? … I had a husband to search for, a husband whom in the greatness of my faith, I had believed would be found in one of the boats. He was not there.


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