The Sinking of the Titanic
Carlisle built the Titanic (Baldwin, 484), a great passenger liner, for eight million dollars. Its crew claimed, "God Himself could not sink this ship;" they believed it was unsinkable. On her maiden voyage, the Titanic carried 2,207 people—many of whom were important names at the time, and 706 of whom were immigrants—and $420,000 worth of cargo (Baldwin, 485).
Before it sank, the Titanic received six separate ice warnings, all of which the crew let by paying minimal attention to the icebergs in plain view of both crew and passengers. One message received from the Calif…
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