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Jo Ann asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

what caused the titanic to sink so quickly?

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  • 1 month ago

    It hit an iceburg

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  • 1 month ago

    The ship crew was not careful at all,which was the real reason!Believing that "Titanic is forever" or so they didnt even observe the horizon and failed to notice that immence iceberg that finally hit them!

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  • 1 month ago

    You may consider two and a half hours a quick time to sink, given the ship's weight, size, built and materials. The ship sank the way it did when each of the floor compartments filled up with ocean water before slipping into the next compartment, before reaching the main decks.

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  • 1 month ago

    It had a big hole down the side of it and the water came in real fast and they couldn't stopper the hole up.

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  • 1 month ago

    because it was made of metal

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  • 1 month ago

    It was not Thomas Andrews fault............

    • Why do you support the captain(he was,right?)?

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  • 1 month ago

    It was a big hole torn in the hull.  Also, the watertight compartments did not work to contain the water because they did not extend high enough.  So the flooding kept on going until it was just too much.

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    • Fred
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      1 month agoReport

      The Titanic came to rest leaning on it's port side concealing the damage breach much to everyone's 90 year old curiosity and grief!

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  • Marli
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    1 month ago

    It wasn't "so quickly". It took 2 1/2 hours to sink. I don't know if that is a very slow death for a ship of Titanic's size and weight, or if it would have been average; but if there were enough boats and they were filled to capacity starting after Mr. Andrews pronounced she was doomed, most if not all could have left the ship in time.

    Why not "Google" "Titanic sinking" and find out? Or go to www.encyclopedia titanic.org

    There are many books about the Titanic sinking as well.  Below is a good one.  Check its Dewey decimal number and Library of Congress Subject Headings if you go to a library in North America. Or just type "Titanic" into the search box of your library's catalogue.

    • Jo Ann1 month agoReport

      Thank you.

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  • Carson
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    1 month ago

    There was no ceilings in the forward compartment, one would fill then over flow to flood the next compartment. The shop could not remain buoyant.

    Also there is conjecture that one of the coal bunkers had an internal fire that probably weakened the hull around the point of collision with the iceberg.

    Although the designers did make a mistake in the design, the sole blame for the ship sinking was Captain Smith. He did not heed ice warnings and made way full steam through an ice feild.

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  • 1 month ago

    Single hull construction.

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