The Titanic Wasn't a Mistake
By Katie Ameku
"How could this be possible" you think. But my friend, you will know the truth at the end of this page. The Titanic wasn't a mistake because there wasn't enough life boats, the crew was not orderly in means of getting people into the life boats, and they knew there was a large amount of icebergs in the area.
So it wasn't a mistake so what is it? I believe that it was intentional negligence. All of the things that I will state could have been prevented in various ways. From thinking about all circumstances and training your crew to combat them, or maybe not being to prideful in what you have built.
Life boats were a major part of the reason that so many people died. There were only 20 life boats and there could only be 64 people on each lifeboat. Granted that was enough lifeboats to pass regulation, but this was a boat of great size for the time. It was holding 2,224 passengers at the time, due to the lack of the lifeboats only little less then half got on lifeboats. Not to mention, these boats were did not have lights, compass, or any of the proper crew. Some lifeboats left with out being full because the of the claim of the Titanic being unsinkable the crew didn't practice proper procedures.
The crew weren't organized what so ever. Like I said before they didn't practice procedures. On the primary source, Examination of Alfred Shiers, the person being questioned (probably Alfred Shiers) states, that he needed to go to lifeboat No. 3 and knew where it was located, but a crew member wrongly directed him into lifeboat No. 5. This shows the lack of training they got in if the boat were to sink. Plus, the Boat that the person getting questioned was on didn't have a proper crew to row the boat.
That year was a weird ice season to say the least. There was a unusually large amount of icebergs and ice fields. But they were totally aware of the risked that going out in those conditions. In the primary source (2nd one and the sources), at the end it talks about what is on this map of icebergs. The person getting questioned agree that it is an unusual ice season but then objects any other question about the ice. Seems Fishy to me!
Yes, I did say before that the life boats were up to regulation but, the Titanic was a big ship for it's time so they should have took proper precautions. The claim that the Titanic was unsinkable seems to be a reason to not pay attention to the ratio between the amount of space on a lifeboat and the number of people.
You could also say that it wasn't like this sinking of the ship was part of a plan, and I agree to that. But if they took better precautions there would have been less causalities.
Now do you see?
There are many factors in why the Titanic sunk and these are just a few. Yet, It seems to be more of human arrogance, then anything else. The Titanic wasn't a mistake because there wasn't enough life boats, the crew was not orderly in means of getting people into the life boats, and they knew there was a large amount of icebergs in the area.