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What has changed due to the sinking of the Titanic? And could these changes prevent a disaster such as the Titanic from happening again?
By Rebecca Towers
The sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is known all over the world. This project will first give some details of the Titanic herself. It will also examine the causes that led to her sinking, addressing as well, the reasons why so many people lost their lives on that fateful night. In addition, the project will analyse what changes have been made to maritime law in the wake of this disaster as well as looking as to whether such a tragedy could ever happen again. It will also draw comparisons between this disaster and any other such events since 1912 which resulted in such a high loss of life.
The name Titanic came from Greek mythology and meant gigantic.
She was built in Belfast, Ireland. It took a sum of 3,000 men working 40 hours a week for a total week's wage of ÃÂ£2 for the construction of the Titanic. Altogether the Titanic cost ÃÂ£1.5 million, $7,500,000, to build.
'The building of the Titanic' [1: RMS Titanic]
The Titanic was the second of the three Olympic-class ocean liners that were built by the white star line, the first to be built was The RMS Olympic then there was The RMS Titanic and the third was The HMHS Britannic. All three ships were well known due to the fact that they were the largest vessels of the White Star Line's fleet. The sheer size of just the Titanic's anchor took 20 horses just to move.
After three years of building the Titanic was finally finished and so on April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic embarked on its maiden voyage. She...