Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship

Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship
Use the websites given above the questions to answer.
1. What was the full name of the ship? RMS
2. What do the initials stand for? Royal Mail Ship
3. Where did the ship leave from? Southampton Where was it going? NYC
4. Approximately how many lives were lost in the Titanic disaster? 1,500
5. What was the date of the Titanic's sinking? April 14-15th, 1912
6. How much time until the 100th anniversary of the sinking? ______________________________
7. Where was Titanic constructed? Belfast, Northern Ireland
8. When did the construction begin? 1909
9. How long was Titanic ? _____882.5___(__269_m) How wide ?___92.5____(_28.2_m)
10. Who was Captain onboard? Edward J. Smith
11. What was his nickname and why? was known as the “Millionaire's Captain” because of his popularity
with wealthy passengers.
12. Who were these people? (Name/ what they did)
Thomas Andrews, designer of the ship Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wreck
13. What were all third class passengers subjected to before boarding Titanic? Third class passengers
were subjected to medical inspection to check for infectious diseases, lice and any other contaminants that
would pose a health hazard to other passengers.
14. List the events which occurred at the following times: 11:40 p.m., 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 2:05
a.m., 2:10 a.m., 2:18 a.m. and 2:20 a.m.?
11:40 p.m: The starboard side of the Titanic scrapes along the iceberg.
12:45 a.m: Number 7 on the starboard side is the first lifeboat lowered. It carries some 27 people even
though it has room for 65.
1:15 a.m: lifeboat No. 2 is lowered with 25 people aboard
2:05 a.m: Last lifeboard is lowered.
2:10 a.m: Last wireless signals sent due to failing power
2:18 a.m: The lights on the Titanic go out, plunging the ship into darkness./ The ship breaks in 2
2:20 a.m: The stern disappears into the ocean, and the Titanic is gone.
15. How long did it take from the time the Titanic hit the iceberg to the time it finally sank beneath
the ocean? 2 hours 40 mn
16. The Californian warned the Titanic that there was ice everywhere. Why wasn’t anything done
about this? Phillips, the radio operator, was handling passenger messages and paid no attention to the
17. Why was it difficult to spot icebergs that night? task was made difficult by the fact that the ocean
was unusually calm that night: because there would be little water breaking at its base, an iceberg would
be more difficult to spot
18. Name three ships that were in the vicinity of the Titanic that night:
19. How many lifeboats did Titanic have? 20
20. How many people could those lifeboats have saved if filled to capacity? 1,178
21. How many people were onboard Lifeboat 7? 27
22. In the end, how many people were rescued in lifeboats? 705
23. At what time did the ship break in 2? 2:18 am
24. How many third class passengers were on board? How many survived? 710/174
a) the difficulty of simply navigating the complex Titanic from the lower levels caused some
to reach the top deck after most of the lifeboats had been launched.
25. Why?
b) some third-class passengers did not realize the direness of the situation til it was too late
c) Many women also refused to leave their husbands and sons
26. What time did the first ship arrive to rescue the survivors? 3:30 am
27. What was the name of this ship? Carpathia
28. What safety measures were established at the First International Convention for Safety of Life
at Sea, as a result of the Titanic disaster?
a) every ship have lifeboat space for each person embarked
b) lifeboat drills be held for each voyage
c) ships maintain a 24-hour radio watch
d) International Ice Patrol was established to warn ships of icebergs
29. Give three nicknames for the Titanic :
“Ship of Dreams,” “Wonder Ship,” “Last Word in Luxury,” and “Millionaire's Special.”
30 .Give three unique features onboard the ship:
hospital with an operating room, a swimming pool, and a squash court
31 .What was the first class passengers’ last meal? ______________________________________