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Rescuing Titanic: A true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic (Hidden Histories)

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From 11 April to local apparent noon the next day, Titanic covered 484 nautical miles (557mi; 896km); the following day, 519 nautical miles (597mi; 961km); and by noon on the final day of her voyage, 546 nautical miles (628mi; 1,011km). From then until the time of her sinking, she travelled another 258 nautical miles (297mi; 478km), averaging about 21 knots (24mph; 39km/h). [140]

Since 1894, when the largest passenger ship under consideration was the Cunard Line's 13,000-ton Lucania, the Board of Trade had made no provision to increase the existing scale regarding the number of required lifeboats for larger ships, such as the 46,000-ton Titanic. Sir Alfred Chalmers, nautical adviser to the Board of Trade from 1896 to 1911, had considered the matter of adjusting the scale "from time to time", but because he not only assumed that experienced sailors would need to be carried "uselessly" aboard ship only to lower and man the extra lifeboats, but also anticipated the difficulty in getting away a greater number than 16 boats in any emergency, he "did not consider it necessary to increase [the scale]". [74]Why No Searchlights On Titanic?". 19 November 2012. Archived from the original on 6 January 2021 . Retrieved 9 February 2019. Author Guy Bass introduces SCRAP, about one robot who tried to protect the humans on his planet against an army of robots. Now the humans need his... SY Scotia". Mike Skidmore. Archived from the original on 22 September 2003 . Retrieved 17 July 2015. Titanic 's electrical plant was capable of producing more power than an average city power station of the time. [39] Immediately aft of the turbine engine were four 400kW steam-driven electric generators, used to provide electrical power to the ship, plus two 30kW auxiliary generators for emergency use. [40] Their location in the stern of the ship meant they remained operational until the last few minutes before the ship sank. [41]

Titanic and co, RMS Olympic The Old Reliable". Titanicandco.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013 . Retrieved 28 May 2013. Wels, Susan (1997). Titanic : Legacy of the World's Greatest Ocean Liner. Del Mar, California: Tehabi Books. ISBN 978-0-7835-5261-3.Meredith, Robbie (5 October 2018). "Titanic treasure not to return to Belfast". BBC News. Archived from the original on 6 January 2021 . Retrieved 6 October 2018. The two sections are surrounded by a debris field measuring approximately 5 by 3 miles (8km ×5km). [260] It contains hundreds of thousands of items, such as pieces of the ship, furniture, dinnerware and personal items, which fell from the ship as she sank or were ejected when the bow and stern impacted on the sea floor. [261] The debris field was also the last resting place of a number of Titanic 's victims. Most of the bodies and clothes were consumed by sea creatures and bacteria, leaving pairs of shoes and boots—which have proved to be inedible—as the only sign that bodies once lay there. [262]

a b Minichiello, P.E., Ray. "Titanic Tragedy Spawns Wireless Advancements". The Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, U.S.A., Inc. Archived from the original on 3 December 1998 . Retrieved 30 September 2016. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL ( link) International Mercantile Marine Lines (advertisement) / The Largest Steamers in the World". The New York Times. 15 April 2019. p.11. Archived from the original on 16 May 2019. The way in which the Titanic sank brought to light serious design issues with the Olympic-class. This resulted in the Olympic receiving a major refit and major design changes for the construction of the Britannic. [222] Morelle, Rebecca (21 August 2019). "Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea". BBC News. Archived from the original on 6 January 2021 . Retrieved 21 August 2019.The weather cleared as she left Ireland under cloudy skies with a headwind. Temperatures remained fairly mild on Saturday 13 April, but the following day Titanic crossed a cold weather front with strong winds and waves of up to 8 feet (2.4m). These died down as the day progressed until, by the evening of Sunday 14 April, it became clear, calm, and very cold. [141]

a b c d Rostron, Arthur (2011). Titanic Hero: The Autobiography of Captain Rostron of the Carpathia. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445604206. He has been portrayed in various Titanic films by several actors. In the 1958 A Night to Remember he is played by Anthony Bushell. In 1979's SOS Titanic he is portrayed by Philip Stone. In the 1996 TV drama Titanic he is portrayed by Terence Kelly. [33] Finally, in the 1999 TV documentary The Titanic Chronicles (about the U.S. Senate inquiry), he was portrayed (in voice) by John Cunningham.

Even before the survivors arrived in New York, investigations were being planned to discover what had happened, and what could be done to prevent a recurrence. Inquiries were held in both the United States and the United Kingdom, the former more robustly critical of traditions and practices, and scathing of the failures involved, and the latter broadly more technical and expert-orientated. [206] Mat: From your initial ideas to the completed book, I can only imagine that a lot of planning and editing must have taken place. Can you talk us through your relationship with Lucy Brownridge and Karissa Santos and how they worked alongside you to help reach the incredible final draft?

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