different warnings before it actually collided with the iceberg.
The operating managerignored all of the warnings. No one seems to know why. (the titanic page) Surprisingly,the iceberg that the Titanic struck was not big at all, though it still proceeded to do a lot of damage to the ship.
The iceberg was only 1/10 out of the water with 9/10 of the icebergleft under the water.
Therefore, the iceberg was not going to budge even with a massiveship, like the Titanic, colliding with it. The iceberg was an unusual one. It was not white,
but known as a “blackberg”
(black ice found on icy roads) which made the iceberg ratherhard to locate.
(the titanic page)On a cold Sunday night, April 14,1912 the Titanic crashed into the iceberg at11:40 P.M. The ship was traveling a bit faster than normal.
It was traveling 22.5 knotswhile cruising through the icy waters, which is only .5 knots from its maximum speed.The iceberg immediately cut a deep gash into the side of the Titanic.
The gash wasnearly 882 feet long with no way of recovery. Unfortunately, five compartments in theTitanic became flooded. If only four of the compartments had flooded, the Titanic wouldhave been able to stay afloat. (the titanic page)There were many errors in operation to begin with.
When the ship began sailingfrom Southampton, there was a bunker fire that was distinguished many hours later.(Titanic FAQ) This could have very well affected the ship when it began to sink.
Nosafety drill was given on board for the passengers.
They had no clue what to do orwhere to go when the ship began to sink. This was a major fail concerning the Titaniccrew. The number one error of operation involved the chairman of line, Bruce Ismay. Hewas given a radio message stating that ice was in the path of the ship. Bruce proceeded totell the captain, but it slipped his mind after he pushed the letter into his pocket.