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Group 5: Technology and communications experts

Task 1: Find out about technology on itanic

1. With what communications technology was itanic tted? What distress signals were used by itanic? http://www.encyclopedia-Titanica.org/Titanic-impact-on-maritime-law.html

2 . H o w m a n y w a r n i n g s d i d i t a n i c r e c e i v e a b o u t i c e b e r g s a n d i c e ? W h y w a s t h e w a r n i n g f r o m t h e c r o w s n e s too late? http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep04.php#a1 http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_sinking_of_the_RMS_Titanic (see iceberg warnings). t

3. Did speed contribute to the disaster? Describe the number of miles itanic travelled each day and average speed at the time of the disaster. http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep04.php#a1

4. Why didn’t the Californian come to itanic’s rescue, even though the ship had sent a warning about ice to itanic earlier? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_sinking_of_the_RMS_Titanic (see 3.2)

5. What were the international signals of distress in the daytime and at night in 1912? How have these changed over time? http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep06.php#a1

  • 6.

    How did Captain Rostron of Carpathia prepare to rescue survivors of itanic? Describe ve of the orders he gave to his ship’s company and explain why he gave them. http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep08.php#a1

  • 7.

    At what time did Carpathia arrive at the accident scene? How many boats were rescued? http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep08.php#a1

  • 8.

    How many people would have tted in the lifeboats if they were lled to capacity? How many lifeboats and life vests did itanic have?

http://www.Titanic-whitestarships.com/MGY_Tech_Facts.htm http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep03.php#a3

  • 9.

    What recommendations were made after the disaster? Refer to the number of crew assigned to each lifeboat, the number of lifeboats, life boat assignment, search lights, radiotelegraphy and structural requirements. http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep10.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic (life boats) http://www.encyclopedia-Titanica.org/Titanic-impact-on-maritime-law.html

  • 10.

    e British inquiry into the itanic disaster found what two factors caused the disaster? What other factors contributed to the disaster, in your expert opinions? http://www.Titanicinquiry.org/BOTInq/BOTReport/BOTRep01.php

Task 2: Complete the nal task Complete the nal task (see nal page of web quest).


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