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THE TITANIC Submitted by [Tyler Liebnau] Prepared for [Mr. Virgiels] [Computers] [November 15, 2007]
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Liebnau1 The Titanic The Titanic, glorified as the “ship of dreams” and the “unsinkable ship,” tragically remains the worst maritime disaster in history. With more than 1,500 lives lost, it represents poor judgment and bad planning. At the time of the Titanic, transatlantic ocean liners were the preferred form of travel from Europe to the United States. The Titanic was built to compete with the existing liners. White Star Lines, Titanic’s builder, wanted to make a vessel that was bigger, faster, and more luxurious than any other in existence. Plans were made for a vessel weighing 46,328 tons, with three engines, nine decks, and the total height of an eleven-story building. The plans also called for 16 watertight compartments that could be sealed in case of hull puncture and 20 lifeboats. However, each lifeboat could hold only 65 people, while the maximum crew and passenger
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..

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