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Re: The Iceberg That Sank Titanic
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that documentry was really good and it said that the titanics rivits were way to week and all this made it the the ship was really weak and delacuit which madre the voyage evnj more dangers but if the rivoits were weak how comes olympin never sank and made it to the scrappers



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Posted on: 2006/10/16 12:30
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am I right in thinking that the titanic was going to fast to reverse?

I rember someone telling me but I can't quite rember.
Posted on: 2006/10/16 12:22
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if titanic hit the iceberg head on all that woukld happern to her would be that her front end be crused in and a few people would of being killed but not alas meny as the original accident would of sdone soi wiooud tryed slowing the ship down and hitting the iceberg head on
Posted on: 2006/10/16 11:36
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yes but it didn't have to turn around completly
Posted on: 2006/10/15 6:10
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titanic was atv her crusing speed of 21 knots and it would take almost 1 mile two turn compelety turned round and the titanic could not stop the perpelers and start them back in reverse it would take toime for the perpellers to kick in and turn the huge 30 meter high bronze blades ata turning speed that i cant rember lol
Posted on: 2006/10/12 11:03
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U_just_might_sink said: im just really confused of what happened.
couldnt they have gone backwards?


Officer Murdoch ordered the ship to turn as far left as she could go, and at the same time he ordered on the engine telegraphs (including the emergency one) to reverse the engines (that is, the two wing propellers, not the steam turbine, which could not be reversed). After the ship started striking the berg, Murdoch apparently ordered ship turned to the right to try to swing the stern in of the ship away from the berg.

Wheather or not the engines were actually reversed is indeed sort of a mystery as Mark stated, I think most, if not all engine room people did not survive. The only ones we have to rely on is people like Fred Barret, who were in the boiler rooms and saw the telegraphs down there saying full astern, then stop, then some said they tried to start up again (it is very very confusing)

Some people have speculated that the Titanic did not reverse her engines before she hit.

Furthermore, some say that the ship did not even answer her helm. That is, Titanic was turned left by the iceberg, not her rudder.

Lookout Fredrick Fleet at the American Inquiry on day 4 stated that the ship started to go to port while he was on the phone to the bridge. Therefore, if he is accurate, then how could the ship answer her helm at the exact second he warns them "iceberg dead ahead! "

If this is true, then the iceberg was much closer than most people tend to think.
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Posted on: 2006/10/8 20:09
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im just really confused of what happened.
couldnt they have gone backwards?
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Precisely.
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Posted on: 2006/5/18 23:36
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Mark Passwaters wrote:
We don't technically know for sure that the engines on Titanic were reversed, as reports are conflicting. But what we do know is that if they were, it would have had a impact on how effective the turn would have been.

For a rudder to work properly, you need the water to be flowing past it in one direction, which would be moving aft along the ship. If first officer Murdoch put Titanic's engines into reverse, the water still being forced by the rudder as the ship moved forward would have been churned around wildly by the propellers trying to work against it. Without a clean sweep of water flowing around the rudder, it takes away from the effectiveness of the turn.


Right, turbulent flow could've had an effect on the rudder's bite, but whether that's what actually took place can't be determined.
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We don't technically know for sure that the engines on Titanic were reversed, as reports are conflicting. But what we do know is that if they were, it would have had a impact on how effective the turn would have been.

For a rudder to work properly, you need the water to be flowing past it in one direction, which would be moving aft along the ship. If first officer Murdoch put Titanic's engines into reverse, the water still being forced by the rudder as the ship moved forward would have been churned around wildly by the propellers trying to work against it. Without a clean sweep of water flowing around the rudder, it takes away from the effectiveness of the turn.
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