The Titanic and its critical flaw


Khristian Loveland, Reporter

The Titanic was one of the most luxurious ships created, and it met a quick, devastating end. In reality, there are many conspiracies that remain unproven, so only the scientifically accepted statements will be in this article.

On April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg, leading to the death of over 1500 people. The Titanic was created out of competition by three different boat manufacturers, against Cunard. The Titanic first class were 44% more likely to survive than others. The Titanic had a single flaw that led to the sinking, which is that the bulkheads themselves were water proof, but the walls separating them were only a couple feet above the water line, basically meaning that water could flow back and forth from one bulkhead to another. First class contained some of the biggest business figures of the time, and John Jacob Aster IV was the most wealthy, he was the heir to the Aster family fortune.

While many notable figures of wealth boarded the Titanic, practically none lived,  and the ship had a critical flaw that played a large part in the sinking.