Posted 23 hours ago

I don’t know what it is about Titanic, the actual tragedy, not the movie, that gets me, but it does every year. Something about it just tears me up inside every single time.

Posted 23 hours ago

ezriela:

April 12-13, 1912: Titanic covers 519 miles, during which time she received many warnings of ice.

April 14, 1912:

  • 9:00am: Titanic receives a message from the Caronia warning of field ice and icebergs at 42°N, from 49° to 51°.
  • 10:30am: Divine services held in first class dining room.
  • 11:40am: Noordam reports ‘much ice’ in area previously reported by Caronia.
  • Noon: Ship’s officers gather on wing bridge to calculate Titanic’s position.
  • 1:42pm: Fellow White Star Line stable mate Baltic reports ‘large quantities of field ice’ located at latitude 41°51’N, longitude 49°52’W, about 250 miles ahead of Titanic. This message was delivered to Captain Edward John Smith, who in turn passed it to Joseph Bruce Ismay, who pocketed the message.
  • 1:45pm: Warning received from Amerika of ‘large iceberg’ in vicinity of 41°27’N. 50°8’W.
  • 5:30 - 7:30pm: Surrounding air temperature plummets by 10 degrees to 33°F.
  • 5:50pm: Captain Edward John Smith alters Titanic’s course slightly to the South and West of the usual course, perhaps as a precaution to avoid the reported ice.
  • 6:00pm: Second Officer Charles Lightoller relives Chief Officer Henry Wilde on the bridge.
  • 7:15pm: First Officer William Murdoch orders the forecastle hatch to be closed as the glow from it was interfering with the lookouts vision in the crow’s nest up above.
  • 7:30pm: Three warnings of large icebergs are received from the Californian in the vicinity of 42°3’N, 49°9’W. These messages are delivered to the bridge. Captain Edward John Smith is attending a dinner party in the first class dining room.
  • 8:40pm: Second Officer Charles Lightoller passes-on orders to Titanic crew to look after the ship’s fresh water supply, as temperature of surrounding sea water is close to freezing.
  • 8:55pm: Captain Edward John Smith leaves the dinner party and returns to the bridge, discussing the clear weather and the visibility of icebergs at night with Second Officer Charles Lightoller.
  • 9:20pm: Captain Edward John Smith retires for the night, with orders to wake him ‘if it becomes at all doubtful’.
  • 9:30pm: Second Officer Charles Lightoller advises the lookouts in the crow’s nest to watch carefully for icebergs until morning.
  • 9:40pm: Heavy pack ice and iceberg warning received from Mesaba, in vicinity of latitude 42°N to 41°25’, longitude 49°W to 50°30’W, however, the message was overlooked as radio operators are busy with passenger traffic.
  • 10:00pm: Second Officer Charles Lightoller relieved by First Officer William Murdoch on the bridge. The lookouts are also relieved, with the new watch in the crow’s nest advised to watch for icebergs.
  • 10:30pm: Sea temperature down to 31°F.
  • 10:55pm: Approximately 10-15 miles North of Titanic, the Californian is stopped in field ice, and sends out warning to all shipping in the area. The Californian contacts the nearby Titanic with a further warning of ice, and receives a by a very blunt, ‘Keep out. Shut up. You’re jamming my signal. I’m working Cape Race’. Californian’s radio operator listens to Titanic’s messages for a short while, then closes at 11:30pm.
  • 11:30pm: The lookouts in the crow’s nest note a slight haze appearing directly ahead of the Titanic. (x)
Posted 23 hours ago

nprfreshair:

102 years ago tonight the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. 

Take a look at this photo series from Retronaut highlighting the construction of the ship. 

Posted 1 day ago

So what I’ve got Titanic on while I read? No shame!

Posted 1 day ago
theoriginalplaybook:

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theoriginalplaybook:

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Posted 1 day ago

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Posted 1 day ago

Blah… I’m just stressed. I need my girl.

Posted 4 days ago

She’s such a butt.. making me go to bed. :P

Posted 5 days ago

Man I want to join the Achievement Hunter crew so bad I can’t stand it. I’d even move to Texas.

Posted 5 days ago

confusionattheclub:

"We’ll all come out of this just fine.” [x]