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It was the largest ship in its day It was labeled unsinkable But on April 14 and 15 1912 many people all around the wold found out that it wasnt The sinking of the Titanic was most likely the worst disaster ever to occur on the Atlantic Ocean It sank because of many mistakes made by the builders designer and crew A little over 1500 people died because of many mistakes made by the crew and designer In the following paragraphs are a few of the reasons why Many mistakes were made in the building of the ship First of all the Titanic was made from a brittle steel If it had been made from better quality steel it would have taken longer to sink or maybe not have even sunk at all Next if Mr Andrews made the ceilings on the watertight door compartments watertight the ship would not have sunk The rudder on the Titanic was too small for the size of the ship If it was larger the ship may not have even hit the iceberg The Titanic was traveling at a very high speed It was going about 21 knots 26 miles per hour Perhaps if it was going slower it would have had more time to swing the turn before it hit the iceberg The reason for going so fast was it was trying to break the Olympics world record time for crossing the Atlantic Captain EJ Smith had received many warnings from other ships about icebergs in the path of the Titanic Even with all the warnings Captain Smith did very little The Titanics lookout Fred Fleet did not have his binoculars that night They had been either stolen or misplaced If he had them he may have been able to see the iceberg sooner and prevented the accident all together The man in charge of the bridge at the time the Titanic struck the
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