The Titanic Sinks!
You will be investigating one of the most deadly disasters at sea, the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Print this page first and then visit the web site,
In Memoriam: RMS Titanic. Be sure to enter the exhibit and gather the data to complete the exercise. All of the answers are provided at the bottom of this page. Try to use common sense and logic to fill in the blanks before you begin your web investigation. Please use pencil though! You might wish to visit other Titanic sites too. Try the links provided at Ocean Planet, a Smithsonian exhibit.
The Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage on April ______, 1912. The total number of passengers and crew aboard the ship was _______. On April _____ at 11:40 pm it collided with an iceberg. The collision buckeled the hull plates of the giant ship along a ______ foot area and allowed icy Atlantic sea water to gush in.
At ________ am the order was given to start loading the lifeboats with women and children. The first lifeboat could carry 65 people, but it pulled away with only _____. The Titanic had _____ lifeboats which could hold _______ people when full.
As water entered the hull, the ship broke into _____ sections. The final section sank April ____, 1912. Those lucky enough to be in lifeboats were rescued by the ship Carpathia. There were ______ survivors. ________ people perished with the Titanic. If all of the lifeboats had been filled, still _______ people would have perished.
The Titanic was an amazing ship. It was ______ feet long. It had _____ engines which produced _________ horsepower to turn the _____ propellers. The amount of food necessary for an Atlantic crossing was awesome. The ship carried _______ eggs, _____ tons of potatoes, _______ head of lettuce and ______ gallons of milk.
- The answers: 1045, 20, 882, 1178, 40000, 1911, 2, 15, 28, 14, 1500, 40, 1907, 2223, 7000, 705, 3, 46000, 1518, 12:25, 300, 10
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