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Carlisle built the Titanic Baldwin 484 a great passenger liner for eight million dollars Its crew claimed God Himself could not sink this ship they believed it was unsinkable On her maiden voyage the Titanic carried 2207 people8212many of whom were important names at the time and 706 of whom were immigrants8212and 420000 worth of cargo Baldwin 485 Before it sank the Titanic received six separate ice warnings all of which the crew let by paying minimal attention to the icebergs in plain view of both crew and passengers One message received from the Californian was as follows Californian We are stuck here surrounded by ice Titanic Shut up keep out8230You are jamming my signals Baldwin 487 These facts make the sinking of the Titanic even more ironic At 1140 pm on April 13 1912 in the cold waters of the North Atlantic the Titanic hit an iceberg and three hundred feet of the ships hull was ripped open At first people were not worried They didnt bother to go on deck and stewards told the passengers I dont suppose it is anything much Baldwin 487 But then things started looking bad Water was pouring in8230in ten minutes there were eight feet of water in boiler room No 6 Baldwin 488 The Titanic went down head first upending to fifty8212to sixty degrees Baldwin 490-2 When the ship finally sank at 220 on the morning of April 14 the Californian stood about ten miles away During the sinking the crew of the Californian had ignored rockets fired off by the Titanic because they thought the passengers were celebrating The only radio operator had been asleep and did not respond to distress signals sent out by the Titanic First playing ragtime and then religious hymns the ships band continued throughout the sinking Baldwin 491-2 Less than one-third of the people on the Titanic were saved Though there was enough room for 1178 in lifeboats only 687
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