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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Originally posted by ronishia
Essentials list is taken from Wikipedia
Name: RMS Titanic
Owner: White Star Line
Route: Southampton to New York City
Ordered: 17 September 1908
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Laid down: 31 March 1909
Launched: 31 May 1911
Christened: Not christened
Completed: 31 March 1912
Maiden voyage: 10 April 1912
In service: 1912
Identification: Radio Callsign "MGY"
Fate: Sank on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg in middle of Atlantic Ocean
There's the problem right there - Not christened.
Originally posted by davesmart
reply to post by ronishia
absolutely excellent ive read these stories for yrs way b4 the invention of www.
theres 1 u havnt mentioned.
apparently a welder and his young aprentice were welded into the hull,but again theres not much evidence for it..
well done fantastic thread....dave
On May 31 1911, Titanic was launched. She was put under the comand of captain Edward John Smith. The maiden voyage of Titanic was to be his last. After that, he was going to retire. The launch lasted only 62 seconds. She wasn't christened because it was customary for the White Star Line to launch without a christening.
The Titanic was never christened. The christening of a ship is when it is blessed and a bottle of champagne is smashed on its hull. It is known that White Star Liners and Harland & Wolffe never christened their ships.
The christening of a ship is a ritual that goes back to the early days of shipping. It was a sacrifice to the gods to ensure a safe journey. At that time it was taken seriously but by the Titanic's time it was just good luck. Some people believed that it was ignoring this naval custom that was the cause of Titanic's end.
Originally posted by ronishia
In all honesty I believe that the titanic was a tragedy that was caused by a hell of a lot of tiny mistakes and errors made, ranging from the actual design to the actions of the crew & captain.
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2) Some people have memories of being on the Titanic, both as crew, and as passengers. Most of these people have memories of dying on the Titanic. Some actually have memories of the great ship being built. People have claimed that certain items in Titanic exhibits strongly attract them, or even nearly bring them to tears with some forgotten memory. There are memories of the ships decor, and conversations with the captain.
As Titanic left her berth, her wake caused the liner SS New York, which was docked nearby, to break away from her moorings, whereupon she was drawn dangerously close (about four feet) to Titanic before a tugboat towed New York away. The incident delayed departure for about half an hour.[