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Questions tagged [titanic]

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, following a collision with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

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Why did Titanic need two steering wheels?

The quote beneath doesn't explain why the wheel in the navigating bridge wasn't the main one. If the bridge's wheel suffices for 'frequent changes of course or maneuvering', why not make the bridge ...
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About how many immigrants were on the Titanic?

All that I can find is that the majority of the 709 third class passengers were immigrants. Was it the vast majority, or nearly all of them? Would there have been any immigrants in second class? Is ...
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If SS Californian were within 5 miles of Titanic, could she have saved more passengers?

At 8:11 in this Oct 22 1962 BBC interview, Fourth Officer Boxhall of the RMS Titanic contended: When I heard the crow's nest reported a light on the starboard bow, I went on the bridge right ...
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Has there been any big collisions with ice bergs after Titantic or during the Age of Sail? [closed]

Has there been any big collisions with ice bergs after Titantic or during the Age of Sail? What happened? Especially during WW2, wasn't there a lot of naval moments in the Arctic?
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Was the Titanic sinking the only time in recorded maritime history that a band was playing while their ship was sinking?

Was the Titanic sinking the only time in recorded maritime history that a band was playing while their ship was sinking? Throughout maritime history, many ocean liners hired musicians and bands to ...
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How culpable was Captain Smith for the Titanic disaster? [closed]

There is much debate over whether Captain Smith was guilty or not in the Titanic accident. When the Titanic sunk in 1912 Captain Smith ordered the Titanic to increase speed to make it to New York a ...
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Is there a group picture of RMS Titanic's 8 officers?

This photograph was long believed to show Captain Smith and some officers from RMS Titanic. However, it actually shows Captain Smith and 8 of his officers from when he captained RMS Olympic. In ...
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What happened to the compass platform on the Titanic?

Whatever happened to the Compass platform on the Titanic? Was it ever found in the wreck site? I’ve found out what it was used for but no explanation to whether They found any sign of it in the ...
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Are there photos/footage of the Titanic sinking?

I know there are drawings and paintings from witnesses depicting the sinking of RMS Titanic, but are there any actual photographs or footage of the event happening? This video claims to be footage ...
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Could some of the Titanic passengers have climbed on the iceberg to survive? [closed]

If the iceberg was large enough and not far away so that after the disaster that is was photographed, maybe some passengers could have climbed onto it in an effort to survive?
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Do we have enough Titanic references for full reconstruction?

There are some projects that try to reconstruct Titanic. A replica would be made and launched in 2018. A videogame, Titanic : Honour and Glory would let us explore the ship in virtual reality. The ...
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Did anyone do Yoga on the Titanic?

The eastern practice of yoga has become quite prevalent in recent years. I imagine that when the Titanic sailed, it was quite rare and exotic. However, England had (shall we say) strong ...