The Failboat's pumps were only able to pump out about 10% of the water that was coming in. And though the total damage was only about 12 feet square (4 meters square) the ship was doomed, and sank 2 and a half hours later, killing more than 1,500 people, many of which froze to death in the freezing Atlantic.
To this day, Titanic is refered to as RMS Failboat. Because of the legendary fail that happened on that cold April night in 1912.
Partially to blame is humanity, believing that not even an act of god can sink a ship, too much trust in technology. That and the noobs that were in charge of writing laws up, instead of having enough life boats for each person on board, instead stated that lifeboat capacity was determined on the tonnage of a vessel.
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The Titanic, Britannic and Olympic. Like the Titanic, the Britannic's life was fairly short -- it never saw use as a passenger ship and was used as a hospital ship during WWI but was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Italy. A little-known fact: It was very slightly larger than the Titanic.
The Titanic was a large powerful ship that was built to carry 3,500 people. On April 15, 1912 it crashed into an iceberg while traveling. For its time, it was the biggest ship ever made and was talked about for years until it was finnished. In 1997, they made a movie about it, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett.
Rose DeWitt Bukater: "I'll Never let go Jack. I'll never let go.
Jack Dawson: "I'M KING OF THE WORLD!"
Jack Dawson (when Rose says he must have had a love affair with the woman he drew) "No no no no no, just with her hands. She had beautiful hands, you see. She was a one-legged prostitute"
JACK DAWSON WAS HELLA HOT!