Commemorating the TITANIC 100 years.
To mark the 100years since the HMS Titanic sank we created a noticeboard out on the ward corridor.
While we have explored “what” happened that fateful night on the Titanic, Lucy has been wondering “why” it happened.
In order to find out why and who was to blame Lucy had to call some witnesses and gather evidence to see if more lives could have been saved or indeed, could the accident have been averted completely.
Join this episode of “COURTROOMS LIVE” to follow the trials of Captain John Edward Smith, Thomas Andrews the ship’s designer, Bruce Ismay of the White Star line and Captain of the Californian: Stanley Lord.
Here is our Titanic Project:
Libby answered some questions for us on the history of making the Titanic.
1: Who build the Titanic and where?
Harland and Wolf built the Titanic in Belfast.
2:When did they start to build the Titanic?
They started to build the Titanic in 1909.
3: How many boilers were there on the Titanic?
There were 29 boilers.
4: How many funnels were there on the Titanic?
There were 4 funnels.
5: How many propellers had the Titanic?
The Titanic had three propellers.
6: When was the Titanic launched?
The Titanic was launched in 1911.
7: How much did the Titanic cost?
The Titanic cost $7.5 million.
By Brian 3rd Class
The Titanic was made in Belfast and sank on 15 April 1912. No other ship in the history of the ocean travel has demanded as much interest as the titanic. We have attempted to provide here a brief introduction to some of the more fascinating facts, legends and myths regarding the sinking of the ship that said to be “unsinkable” before it left Belfast. When it left Belfast it was going to America. On the way there it hit an iceberg and it sank. Lots of people died when it sank.
By Matthew 4th Class
The Titanic was 4 city blocks long and 53 metres high. 750 people died 2,000 were on the ship. The ship was meant to be unsinkable. The titanic wwas built in Belfast in 1912.
It sailed from Southampton across the Atlantic Ocean. It was the biggest ship in the world. It went by steam and crashed into a huge ice-berg.
by Dylan Deakin
The first telegraph was invented by Samuel F. B. Morse, Joseph Henry and Alfred Vail in 1836. Morse code was developed so operators could read the code off paper.That was the first text message. Titanic had a room called the SILENT ROOM where where the Titanic transmitted it’s messages to other transmitters and receivers.
The silent room in the Titanic.
Messages could be received from upto 400 miles in day time and 2000 at night.
This picture of the actual MARCONI Room was taken by a passenger called Fr. Browne, who got off the ship in Queenstown. Operator is probably Harold Bride. Photograph from the Fr. Browne collection.
Titanic had 2 Radio Officers (or, as they were known in those days, Marconi wireless operators or telegraphists). In charge was 25 year old John (Jack) G. Phillips (left), with 21 year old Harold Bride (right) as the deputy or second R/O. These officers stayed in the silent room transmitting messages until 3 minutes before the Titanic sank. The Captain told them to finish sending messages and try to get to a life boat when he knew the ship was about to sink. Jack Phillips perished near a life boat. Harold Bride survived and dies in 1956.
CQD was the distress call used by the Titanic. This has been replaced by the international distress call SOS which people say means Save Our Souls, but it doesn’t really. It was chosen because it is easy to send and easy to recognise. The distress call tells all who see or hear it that the ship is in distress.
Darragh’s clay model features in our video. He used air-drying clay to make his ship.