The Tragic Story of the
Before the fate of the Titanic, Morgan Robertson wrote a book
called The Wreck of the Titan in 1898. The ship predicted
'unsinkable' sank. Many lives were lost due to too few lifeboats.
This story predicted the fate of the Titanic.
In 1907, J. B. Ismay, president of White Star Lines, and Lord Pirrie,
chairman of Harland & Wolff shipbuilders, discussed to plan three ocean
liners, one of which was the Titanic. The Titanic would become the biggest ship
of her day.
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic, commanded by Captain Edward J. Smith,
set sail. On April 11, 1912, there were seven warning messages about icebergs
on the Titanic's course. These messages were noted but were not taken into
account. At around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, April 14, the Titanic hit an iceberg.
(The picture shows distress flares after the Titanic hit the iceberg). By 2:18
a.m., April 15, 1912, the Titanic submerged into the murky water and sank to
her final resting place.
The Titanic was discovered by
Robert Ballard (left) in August 1985. With the help of Sonar and Agro, Ballard
and his research team found the wreck. Argo was a small submarine (more like a
sled) with lights and cameras. It was operated by the research team above her
in her mother ship, Knorr. With the help of Argo's cameras, the Titanic was
found. Without the use of Argo, the Titanic may not have been found.
After the discovery, one year later Ballard and his research team travelled
back to take a closer look. They used a small submarine, Alvin, to get a first hand look at the wreck.
To explore the Titanic closer, a crew member inside Alvin manipulated Jason, a robotic mini sub.
Jason was the first to explore and see the Titanic since 1912!
Below is how the Titanic looks at her final resting place. On the left is the
stern (rear of boat) and on the right is the bow (front of the boat).