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Other Causes Involved in the Sinking of the RMS Titanic On the night of April 141912 the luxury line RMS Titanic sank in to the cold North Atlanic ocean Although the collison with an iceburg was the main cause of ships sinking a closer examanation of the events that lead up to the historic tragedy revealed that other factors were involves Crew neglegienc construction oversights inspection errors and even the unpreventable played parts in the most famous shipwerck in history The Titanic was built by Harland and Wolfe shipyards and owned by the White Star Line Company of Liverpool England whose owner was American millionaire J Pierpont Morgan The main reason that the Titanic was built was to beat out the other large luxury liner competition Its main purpose was to be the biggest and the best Ironically this goal turned out to be one of the Titanics downfalls The Titanic weighed approximately 46328 tons was 8825 feet long measured 605 feet from the waterline to her boat deck 175 feet from keel to the top of her four massive funnels and was 925 feet wide Capable of achieving 22 knots Titanic was not only the fastest moving man made object in the world but also one of the largest The Titanic disaster may have been foreshadowed by a struggling young author in 1898 Lord 97 It was that year when Morgan Robertson wrote of a large luxury liner called the Titan in a book called Futitlity The Titan was a vast luxurious ship that sank after a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and had less than enough life boats for its passengers The similarities between Robertsons Titan and the Titanic are uncanny In fact every detail of the fictional Titan matched with the real Titanic including the amount of lifeboats the iceberg in the North Atlantic and the size of the boat itself Robertson np Besides
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