墨尔本PTE 阅读排序 29722016/10/18
墨尔本PTE 阅读排序 29742016/10/18
A. The biggest cause of outrage in the tragedy is undoubtedly the lack of lifeboats, coupled with the priority given to first-class passengers during the evacuation.
B. The Titanic‘s sinking occurred in the night of April 14, 1912, four days into the journey, when the ship collided with an iceberg and its floating compartments gradually filled with water until they couldn’t support it anymore.
C. Amazingly, White Star Line had not deemed it necessary to equip the ship with more than 16 lifeboats, which amounted to a capacity of only 1178 people.
D. It took almost three hours for the Titanic to become completely submerged, but poor decisions and lack of preparation led to the deaths of 1522 people out of the 2228 present on the boat.
E. Those lifeboats were also grossly underused and helped rescue only about 700 people, while the rest perished in the freezing waters.