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The sinking of the Titanic There have been many maritime disasters The number of people affected by the disasters usually is the significance The most significant disasters usually stay in peoples minds forever even though they were not directly involved The Titanic was a luxury liner considered to be an unsinkable ship Yet on April 14 1912 the ship sank killing 1500 people The sinking of the Titanic continues to amaze people because of the many unexpected deaths the many attempts to recover the wreckage and the many artifacts that were found There were many people who died when the ship sank The death toll was high the 1500 people who died when the ship sank probably died from hypothermia because the water temperature was so low Maddocks 131 There were many important people who died in this horrible tragedy A US millionaire John Jacob Astor died trying to save his wife and children a week later his body was found horribly mangled Mute Testimony Of The Wreckage 712 Other important people who died on the ship such as Thomas Andrews who died and he was the builder of the ship and John George Phillips who died while trying to send morse code and no one responded Maddocks 126-127 Among the other people who died was the captain Edward J Smith who went down with the rest of his crew Mute Testimony Of The Wreckage 702 Most of the people sacrificed their own lives to save their families The Americans and the French spent many hours looking for the wreckage of the Titanic The French and the Americans joined forces to find the wreckage and during this period the French revealed their new sonar equipment that enabled them to survey a half-mile strip of land each time it passed by On June 28 1985 the Americans
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