Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic A Centennial Reappraisal

ISBN-10: 0752462105

ISBN-13: 9780752462103

Edition: 2012

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Description: This title explores the loss of the Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985. The book provides a detailed and accessible 'go-to' reference book commemorating 100 years of Titanic.

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: History Press Limited, The
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Background and Purpose
Questions to be Addressed
A Note About References
Two Nations, Two Inquiries
The American Inquiry
The Board of Trade
The Origins of the British Inquiry
The Conduct of the Inquiries
Findings of the Inquiries
Description of the Ship
The White Star Line
Overall Specifications of the Vessel
Watertight Subdivision and Floodable Lengths
Decks and Accommodation
Access of Passengers and Crew to the Boat Deck
Structure of the Vessel
Watertight Bulkheads, Doors and Double Bottom
Side Doors and Accommodation Ladder
Masts and Rigging
Lifesaving Appliances
Working Arrangement of the Ship
Navigation Lights
Electrical Installation
Communications and Signalling
Arrangement of Machinery and Pumps
Plate Section
Passengers and Crew / Lost and Saved
Account of the Ship's Journey Across the Atlantic
Sailing Orders
The Route Followed and Speed of the Ship
Time Changes that Took Place
Weather Encountered Along the Route
Ice Messages Received
Actions Taken or Not Taken to Avoid Ice
Visibility Conditions Encountered Sunday Night
The Row About Missing Binoculars
The Collision
Description of the Damage to the Ship
Extent and Nature of the Damage Caused by the Allision
Flooding in the Early, Middle and Latter Stages
Effect of the Flooding on the Ship's Stability
Stresses Imposed on the Hull and the Observed Breakup
Fire D own Below
Location and Time of Foundering
The Wreck Site
An Account of the Saving of Those on Board
Order Given to Clear the Boats
Order Given to Get Passengers on Deck and Wearing Lifebelts
Order Given to Load the Boats with Women and Children
Access to the Lifeboats
Lifeboat Launch Sequence
Lifeboat Occupancy Estimates
The Recovery of Titanic's Lifeboats
Means Taken to Procure Assistance
Reported Incidents and Conduct of Those in the Boats
Too Few Boats, Too Many Hindrances
The Origin of the Lifeboat Rules
What Might Have Been
Separation of Classes
A Question of Locked Gates
The Rescue by the SS Carpathia
Rescue by Carpathia
Carpathia's Navigation
Carpathia's Mystery Ship
The Circumstances in Connection with the SS California
Californian's Route of Travel
Californian's Stopped Dead Reckoning Position
Summary of Events Seen During the Night
Summary of Actions Taken at Dawn
A Closer Look at Stone's Mysterious Tramp
Where was Californian Relative to Titanic?
Answers to Objections Raised
Titanic's Mystery Steamer
A Few Remaining Issues
Assessment of Actions Taken by Captain Lord
The Circumstances in Connection with the SS Mount Temple
Mount Temple's Route of Travel
Intercept of Titanic's Distress Signals and Actions Taken
Location of Mount Temple Relative to Californian and Carpathia
Reported Sightings from Mount Temple
Assessment of Actions Taken by Captain Moore
Plate Section
The Aftermath of the Disaster
Effect of the Disaster on Modifications Made to Olympic and Britannic
The International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
Chronology of Events with References and Notes
Summary of the Findings of this Report
About the Ship
About Passengers and Crew On Board
About the Route Followed and Warnings Received
About the Collision and Flooding
About Taking to the Boats and Calling for Assistance
About the Rescue and Actions of Other Vessels
Appendices
First Class Passengers
Second Class Passengers
Third Class Passengers
Deck Department Crew
Engine Department Crew
Victualling Department Crew
Times Gone "Wrong
A Few Eyewitness Reports
Lifeboat Recovery Times
The Question of Locked Gates
Bibliography
Books and Booklets Referenced
Printed Articles and Documents Referenced
Referenced Website Articles and Sources
Other Suggested Reading
Websites Worth Visiting
Index
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