How many watertight compartments were damaged on the Titanic?

sixteen
The lower section of the Titanic was divided into sixteen major watertight compartments that could easily be sealed off if part of the hull was punctured and leaking water. After the collision with the iceberg, the hull portion of six of these sixteen compartments was damaged, as shown in Figure 3.

What are the compartments on the Titanic?

The compartments were labeled from ‘A’ in the bow to ‘P’ in the stern, and all of them came at least as far as ‘E’ deck. Additionally, bulkheads ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘K’, ‘L’, ‘M’, ‘N’, ‘O’ & ‘P’ extended to ‘D’ deck, all of them easily exceeding the Board of Trade’s requirements.

What if four compartments were flooded on the Titanic?

It’s aways been stated that Titanic could stay afloat with any 4 compartments and had the iceberg only breached the front 4, she would have floated and the only damage would be some lost Cargo and some very angry 3rd Class Passengers and Crew.

How many oranges were on the Titanic?

The ship was carrying 15,000 bottles of beer, 1,000 bottles of wine, 850 bottles of liquor, and 8,000 cigars. In addition to all that alcohol and tobacco, there were 75,000 pounds of fresh meat, 7,500 pounds of bacon, 36,000 oranges, 1,000 loaves of bread, and 40,000 fresh eggs on board.

How cold was the water when Titanic sank?

32 degrees
A water temperature of a seemingly warm 79 degrees (F) can lead to death after prolonged exposure, a water temperature of 50 degrees can lead to death in around an hour, and a water temperature of 32 degrees – like the ocean water on the night the Titanic sank – can lead to death in as few as 15 minutes. Scary stuff.

Who was at fault for the Titanic sinking?

From the beginning, some blamed the Titanic’s skipper, Captain E.J. Smith, for sailing the massive ship at such a high speed (22 knots) through the iceberg-heavy waters of the North Atlantic. Some believed Smith was trying to better the crossing time of Titanic’s White Star sister ship, the Olympic.

Did Titanic have enough lifeboats?

Titanic only had enough lifeboats to accommodate approximately a third of the ship’s total capacity. Had every lifeboat been filled accordingly, they still could have only evacuated about 53% of those actually on board on the night of the sinking.

How many kids died on the Titanic?

How many children died on the Titanic? Of the 109 children traveling on the Titanic, almost half were killed when the ship sank – 53 children in total. 1 – the number of children from First Class who perished.

Did the band really keep playing on the Titanic?

On 15 April the eight-member band, led by Wallace Hartley, had assembled in the first-class lounge in an effort to keep passengers calm and upbeat. Later they moved on to the forward half of the boat deck. The band continued playing, even when it became apparent the ship was going to sink, and all members perished.

How many compartments of the Titanic were filled with water?

The Titanic had 16 watertight compartments, and the ship could stay afloat with up to four of these compartments flooded. After hitting the iceberg, water began flooding the Titanic’s forward six compartments.

How many water tight doors did the Titanic have?

Titanic’s 21 lateral closing watertight doors were fitted in various places on decks E, F and Orlop. The doors on E deck were made of wrote steel plate, while the doors on F and Orlop were ‘cast iron door plates of heavy section strongly ribbed’. xlvii The farthest of these doors forward was on bulkhead C, while the aft most was on bulkhead O.

How is a ship watertight?

In steel and aluminium ships, the hull is made watertight by welding the steel plates together and to the framework. Often the frame is built upside down and the shell plating is welded onto the inverted frame. The hull is then righted and the internal welds are completed.