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The destroyed Ship

The Titanic was the largest most luxurious ship ever built. It measured 269 metres by 28 metres. Titanic was the second ship built by the White Star Line and was the grandest of all three. The Captain Edward John Smith was an experienced sailor. On April 10, 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York carrying 891 crew and 1317 passengers. Titanic carried some of the richest people most powerful people. The Titanic also carried poor people to seek for jobs in America. Together the Titanic fortunes were 600 million dollars in 1912. When she reached Newfoundland on the fourth day the water became icy but she powered on. She was special because they believed she couldn’t sink but on April 14 they found an ice berg. She still went through but it made a hole and 5 water compartments burst so started to sink into the water. The SOS went off and a ship nearby heard it but when they got there she was not there. Some people jumped off the ship. People think there were two reasons why it sank – flooded water compartments and steaming too fast in icy waters.

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