Is Titanic a real story??

Titanic a real story.. huh....??? - Please do let all of us become to know the exact reason. Please be frank and raise as many points as you can.
India
April 30, 2007 3:25am CST
I saw the film and they have love triangle in it. I studied in 5th Standard, it was purely the mistake of its makers. My parents told me that it was just a myth. They were over-proud and never doubted its majestic capabilities. Moreover, the quote "Titanic - Can Never Die". But the fate was not expected though it drowned and killed 65% on board. May anybody please do let me know what exactly was the reason behind this tragedy. The best answer would be rewarded with 10 referrels!!
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@dex1486 (272)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
the story depicted in the movie is fictitious but the event was real. an iceberg really made the ship sink into the bottom of the ocean because it sailed in an icy part of the waters. i saw two movies of titanic and both have different storyline and plot. the bottom line is, a ship is just a ship. the possibility for it not to sink is not known.
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@bimflux (294)
• Philippines
1 May 07
yeah shes ryt...
@iszo07 (473)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 07
It was not a myth. It was based on true story that happened to the largest ever ship at that time. It sank in 1912, on her way to New York from England ( from Liverpool if i was not mistaken). And it was also true it sank after a collision with an iceberg. The passenger were all wealthy people who brought a lot of luxury items with them. The things that might be a myth, are the love story between Jack and Rose, and also probably on the mystery of the diamond. Of course, it was created to spice up a story a little bit.
@manvik (938)
• Hungary
1 May 07
Hi,producer of the movit Titanic made this love story to make the film more interesting.The love story is just fiction.Actually it was believed that Titanic sank because a massive hole was punched into the hull.However this was later disapproved. The researchers found that Titanic sank because of six narrow gashes down the starboard side of the ship.The iceberg penetrated the steel of the ship with much ease.The water rushed into many of the compartments and destroyed the ship.The iceberg which collided Titanic beleived to be came from Greenland. The most disadvantage of Titanic was the steel it used in its construction.Some experts says that modern steel shifts from ductile to brittle at approximately negative 25 to 30 degree celsius.In case of titanic the steel has a transform point of around 32 degree celsius ,that is more than 100 degree fahrenheit and temperatures below these points(20-30)cause fracturing and the iceberg could easily penetrate the steel of Titanic. Hope I have supplied you enough information.
• China
1 May 07
I agree with iszo07. this event is real. since 1912 when titanic sank, many scholars have done their research in finding the reason why it sank. The fact is that it sank after a collision with an iceberg. this movie creat a great and romantic love story based on this event. I still remember that the movie was very popular when it was played in our country.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
1 May 07
the movie is just that a movie. There were some real passenger names that were in the movie, such as Molly Brown was mentioned, this woman had earned the nick name Unsinkable Molly Brown. Supposedly she had as a small child survived a flash flood, and was taken in by the brown family. And also survived the Titanic sinking. The Titanic was a real ship, it was considered to be unsinkable, it was larger than life, and quite a big deal for its time. The problem is that there were not enough life boats on the ship to accomodate all the passengers if something did happen, while some put this down to the idea that it was unsinkable, it has been speculated that the designer, felt the ship was quite ready. Prelaunch problems The triple screw configuration of the propellers and small rudder made the ship clumsy. This configuration made the ship hard to stop and slow to turn, both of which could have prevented the Titanic from hitting the iceberg. After the Titanic's engines had started and while she was leaving port, there was a near collision with the New York. Captain Smith had a similar incident seven months before with a British cruiser while he was captain of the Olympic. There was also a fire in coal bunker number five that had been smoldering for several days before the launch. Thomas Andrews was afraid that the heat had weakened the steel and compromised the watertight bulkheads. Before the Sinking There were many actions while the ship was traveling to New York that should have been avoided and could have prevented the sinking of the Titanic. First, the Titanic was designed to have 64 lifeboats, but because it made the deck look cluttered there were only 16 and four collapsables. All of which were not full during the sinking. Second, Captain Smith was allegedly persuaded by Bruce Ismay to put the ship at full-speed in order to beat the Olympic's record. He also neglected to have a lifeboat drill and go over evacuation plans with the passengers. Another careless action of the crew was that the wireless operators of the Titanic jammed the lines with messages from passengers. Of the messages that they received about the ice field, only a few made it to the bridge. For some reason Captian Smith did not take them seriously. The watchmen in the crow's nest had everything going against them that night. The crow's nest binoculars had been misplaced in Southampton. The wind chill and the smooth water also made it difficult for them to see. The ice blended into the ocean without showing a ring of foam around the base because the water was so calm. During the Sinking The wireless operators sent distress signals, but since the first vessel to respond was using a competing wireless the Titanic operators sent back a sharp return. They sent WAAF which means, "You are a fool, keep out." The closest wireless they received after that was from the Carpathia which was 58 miles away and would take four hours to reach the Titanic. The crew shot white flares to the Californian who was in the distance. Unfortunately, the careless use of a white flare which means keep away, did just that. The most infuriating thing of all is that the iron gates that prevented the steerage from associating with the upper class passengers also prevented many of them from surviving. This was proven when the ROV (Roaming Operating Vehicle) went down to explore the sunken ship. Foretelling Events George Vanderbilt and his wife had planned on being on the Titanic, but his mother had a bad dream about the trip. A novel, Futility, written by Morgan Robinson 10 years before forewarned of the disaster. The events in the novel and the actual historical facts are amazingly identical. Details such as the destination of the ship and where it was hit by an iceberg are the same. Ironically, the hymn that the passengers sang on Sunday morning mass had the phrase, "for those in peril on the sea", in the verse.
@senses (840)
• Philippines
1 May 07
I guess some portion are true and some are just made to make the story more interesting!
@katykat (46)
• United States
30 Apr 07
The irony behind this tragic story, was that many speculated that this grand ship was unsinkable, but yet it DID indeed sink. I believe it was due in part, mainly on human error, as there was not enough focus placed on the communicators part as they were inundated with messages to send on behalf of the first class passengers. Thus, leading them to become a bit un-focused when the urgent message that an ice burg was ahead was given to them.. AND by the time the ships lookouts finally spotted it and did indeed finally get word, it was WAY too late and they were traveling way too fast in order to totally avoid the colossal burg. The ships construction was a very strong steel and only recently have they discovered the entire bottom of the ship intact! Another reason for such a huge loss of life could possibly be blamed on the negligence of not having enough life boats on board!! Such a shame, as if they had not been so arrogant enough to believe in the impossible (that such a grand ship COULD possibly sink), and prepared in such a way that there would be enough life boats, then alot more people could have survived. Oh yes, the movie by James Cameron, had to be fictional as when I researched for these characters following the movie back in 1998, I could find none such existing, with of course the exception of the main characters such as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown", John Astor and the Captain naturally...ALTHOUGH, I wasn't there, so how would I know, maybe it is???
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Titanic did happen. The basics behind the story in the movie are accurate. It was thought to be "unsinkable" and that they didn't put enough life boats on it because of this. It was the biggest ship at the time and the most luxerious. What caused it to sink and to lose so many are numerous. The first being that they were going to fast and without the right equipment to see the iceburg. Add to it the ship was bigger then the Captain was used to so it was going too fast to turn in time to miss hitting the iceburg. Then the captian sent the wrong coordinates for where they were. There was a ship in range that could have assisted them but they didn't know it due to that error. All of it combined spelt disaster for the ship, crew and it's passengers.
• China
30 Apr 07
I think it is a real story. And the Love is very moving!