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Iceberg right ahead!

Iceberg right ahead!

  • 15 Apr 2024
  • 1 minute read

The night of April 14, 1912 is clear and extremely cold, with an unusually calm sea observed by lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee in the crow's nest of the Titanic. Without binoculars, the lookouts' task is more difficult in the darkness of this night. Suddenly, a dark mass looms in front of the ship's bow, Fleet warns the bridge by phone: 'Iceberg right ahead!'

Officer William Murdoch orders a change of course and a reverse, but the ship reacts slowly, pivoting the bow in time to avoid the massive iceberg, but hitting a submerged spur that damages the hull.

After inspection, architect Thomas Andrews Jr. informs Captain Smith that the Titanic can survive with two flooded watertight compartments, but not with four. The damage is so severe that the sinking is inevitable according to his calculations. The tragic fate of the Titanic is now inevitable.

To find out more about this terrible tragedy, come now to Tour & Taxis to see Titanic The Artifac Exhibition!

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