RMS Titanic – who survived? The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner thatstruck an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, United States, and sank on 15 April 1912.
At 11.40 pm, a lookout spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of Titanic and alerted the bridge.First Officer William Murdoch ordered the ship to be steered around the obstacle but it wasalready too late; the starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes belowthe waterline.
It soon became clear that the ship was doomed. Titanic began sinking bow-first, with waterspilling from compartment to compartment as her angle in the water became steeper.
Those aboard Titanic were ill-prepared for an emergency. There was only enough space in thelifeboats for a third of her maximum number of passengers and crew. The officers did not knowhow many they could safely put aboard the lifeboats and launched many of them barely half-full.
The severed bow section headed for the sea bed, while the stern remained afloat for a fewminutes longer, rising to a nearly vertical angle with hundreds of people still clinging to it.At 2.20 am, the stern sank, pitching the remaining passengers and crew into lethally cold waterwith a temperature of only 28 °F (-2 °C). Almost all of those in the water died of hypothermia orcardiac arrest within minutes. Only 13 of them were helped into the lifeboats though these
The severed bow section headed for the sea bed, while the stern remained afloat for a fewminutes longer with hundreds of people still clinging to it. At 2.20 am, the stern sank, pitchingthe remaining passengers and crew into lethally cold water with a temperature of only -2 °C.
Almost all of those in the water died of hypothermia or cardiac arrest within minutes. Only 13 ofthem were helped into the lifeboats though these had room for almost 500 more occupants
If every figure hererepresents one person,all those who are nowgrey perished in thesinking of the Titanic.
Titanic Facts and FiguresThe Titanic set sail on its famous journey at 12:00 noon on April 10, 1912. The first stopwas Cherbourg, France. After picking up passengers, the Titanic once again set sail at8:10pm toward Queenstown, Ireland. With 2227 people on board this great vessel leftQueenstown toward New York at 1:30pm on Thursday April 11, 1912. The Titanic sailedon Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13 in clear weather. On Sunday, April 14 at11:40pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg. 12:00am the captain was told that the Titanicwould only stay afloat for a couple of hours. At 2:20am Monday April 15, 1912 the Titanicsank into the sea.Using the above information, answer the following questions.1. How long was the Titanic at sail from the time it first set sail until it finally sank?2. There were 2227 passengers on board the Titanic at the time that it sank. 14 of thelifeboats held 65 passengers each, 2 were emergency cutters which held 40 peopleeach and 4 were collapsible boards which held 47 people each. How many peoplewould all of these lifeboats hold?3. Only 705 people survived the sinking of the Titanic. How many more people couldhave been saved?4. How many more lifeboats were needed to save all people aboard the Titanic?
Drawing dual bar charts This a breakdown of the passengers on the RMS Titanic. Find the totals for each class. Men Women Children Total 1st class 175 144 6 325 2nd class 168 93 24 285 3rd class 462 165 79 706 Total 805 402 109 1316 This a breakdown of the passengers who survived the sinking. Find the totals for each class. Men Women Children Total 1st class 57 140 5 202 2nd class 14 80 24 118 3rd class 75 76 27 178 Total 146 296 56 498 We’re going to draw bar charts comparing the number of passengers who were on the Titanic, and the number who survived.
Drawing stacked bar charts Draw a bar chart showing the types of passengers onnumbers of survivors on the RMS Titanic: Now draw a bar chart showing the the RMS Titanic: Men Women Children Men Women Children 805 402 146 109 296 56 Now split each bar into three types,each bar into class of passengers: the class of passengers Now split showing the three types, showing who survived: Men Women ChildrenMen Women Children 1st class 175 144 1st class 6 57 140 5 2nd class 168 93 2nd class 24 14 80 24 3rd class 462 165 3rd class 79 75 76 27 Total 805 402 Total 109 146 296 56
Drawing comparative diagrams and percentages This a breakdown of the passengers on the RMS Titanic. Find the totals for each class. Men Women Children Total 1st class 175 144 6 325 2nd class 168 93 24 285 3rd class 462 165 79 706 Total 805 402 109 1316 This a breakdown of the passengers who survived the sinking. Find the totals for each class. What percentage survived the night? What about for each group? Men Women Children Total 1st class 57 140 5 202 2nd class 14 80 24 118 3rd class 75 76 27 178 Total 146 296 56 498 Draw a diagram comparing the number of passengers and the number of survivors for each class. What conclusions can you draw?