Titanic was a dream that started in 1898 (Ballard 10).The ship was publicized as being so magnificent that it was given the nicknames "the wonder ship", "the unsinkable ship", and "the last word in luxury" (Ballard 11).The actual name RMS Titanic means Royal Mail Ship and Titanic came from the Greek god, Titan (RMS).While the Titanic was heralded as being "unsinkable", history has proven that there were many structural weaknesses and human errors that influenced the disaster.
When the Titanic was built, it was given a reputation, mostly through false advertising, of being unsinkable and even the experts from that time period believed it (Aaseng 10).An anonymous source stated, and "God himself could not sink this ship."(All).The experts believed this because there were sixteen watertight compartments (Ballard 23) and they supposedly kept the ship afloat it they were filled, but the ship could only stay afloat if three or four were filled (Charles).Advertisements stated that it was the biggest, most luxurious ship in the world (Ballard 11).The captain of the ship, E.J. Smith (12) said, "I cannot imagine any condition which would cause this ship to founder, I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel.Modern ship building has gone beyond that" (All).After the sinking of the Titanic, more publicity spread throughout the US.On the evening of April 15, 1912 the New York Evening Suns headline was, All Saved from Titanic after Collision.After the disaster was studied, an anonymous source said, "We very much doubt if any other accident of wind weather or collision with another ship could have sunk the Titanic" (All)
The reputation that said the Titanic was the biggest and most luxurious ship in the world was one of the few true rumors spread about the liner.The Titanic was so large it took over three years to build (Hist…