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The Aftermath Of Titanic

Titanic met its fate in 1912 after hitting an iceberg and sinking. The ship was built on a larger scale in the hopes that it wouldn’t sink. Passengers were supposed to take part in a lifeboat drill the morning of the sinking, but the captain decided to call off the drill so as not to alert the passengers. When the people on the bridge first saw the iceberg, they had less than 40 minutes to try to avoid the impact. Even though the ship did begin to turn to the left as ordered, the turn wasn’t hard enough to miss the iceberg. There weren’t enough boats on the ship for all of the passengers, and when the boats were being filled, some only had a quarter of the number of people on them to fill them to capacity. The Carpathia came to the rescue of the people who were in the water and some of the people who were in the lifeboats. Another ship was close by, but the captain didn’t order the ship to offer assistance because he wasn’t sure what was going on or if they needed help until it was too late. Over 100 bodies were buried at sea after officials pulled them from the ocean, but almost 200 were taken back to land for proper burials.

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