The Sinking of the Titanic
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief outline on the design and conception of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and discusses its ultimate sinking.
The Titanic, built as the largest ocean liner in service at the time, sank in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (ship's time) on Monday, 15 April, resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
This presentation introduces the design of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and describes the iceberg collision as the primary reason that led to its sinking. It further discusses other reasons that catered for the fatal effects of the Titanic’s sinking, including high speeds, weather conditions, a fatal wrong turn, a dismissed iceberg warning, and a lack of binoculars and lifeboats. Finally, this presentation describes the lessons learnt following the disaster and the future missions that led to the Titanic’s discovery and ongoing legacy.
This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to engineers, directors, and professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the design and conception of the Titanic and its ultimate sinking.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Learning about the design of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and discuss its initial conception and design
- Familiarizing with the alterations and design flaws that catered for the Titanic’s sinking
- Discussing the iceberg collision as the primary reason that led to its sinking and the fatal effects of this collision
- Familiarizing with the lessons learned from the Titanic’s sinking
- Learning about the later missions that led to the Titanic’s discovery and ongoing legacy
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