Titanic survivors can be found all over the world, and they are typically people who were aboard the ship during the fateful voyage that resulted in the sinking of the titanic on April 15th, 1912.
What is the Titanic?
The Titanic was a luxury passenger ship that had its maiden voyage in 1912. On April 14, 1912 while on her maiden voyage, the ship struck an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the ocean in just over 3 hours. It is the most famous shipwreck of all time, and there are many stories about these survivors and their incredible stories with this tragedy.
The lives of survivors
These men were the lucky ones. They had been able to escape the sinking ship while hundreds of others were left behind, dying a slow and painful death. Despite that, they remained optimistic throughout and many even went back into the water to help others.
What happened to the passengers ?
The titanic was the largest passenger ship in White Star Line history and the second largest in the world at that time. It was considered unsinkable, but in April 1912, less than three hours after departing, it foundered.
The Titanic primarily featured eight watertight compartments on each side of the ship, which were divided into sixteen watertight compartments in total. This meant that it had a double bottom and only one level of bulkheads running its full length from bow to stern.
What was life like for passengers on the Titanic
Life on board the Titanic could be described as “abundant”. The magnificent ship had an array of dining rooms, lounges, libraries, vaudeville theaters, gymnasiums and swimming pools. The crew was also very well taken care of with a fully-stocked hospital and a library that included works by authors such as Charles Dickens and Jules Verne. One of the most interesting aspects are some of the activities people were able to do on board such as playing billiards or socializing in a game room.
Why would survivors talk about their experiences from so many years ago?
Some survivors are still alive and they have discovered that talking about their experiences helps them in many ways. Talking also helps to not forget what happened, which may have been a difficult process after so many years. By discussing their experience and sharing it with others they help keep the memory of the tragedy alive.
The conclusion of the blog is that there is a great deal to learn from the disaster and some lessons are universal.