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Post  Pedro Silva on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:49 pm

Titanic: Twitter plays in real time travel

Centenary of the accident is marked with descriptions of the trip as if we were in 1912

It was created a Twitter account that lets follow the journey of the famous Titanic with daily updates and descriptions of the trip as if we were in 1912.

The idea is to celebrate the 100 years since the accident that sank the Titanic. On Twitter, @ TitanicRealTime page you can see the various tweets about the trip, passengers and the boat, as if the crew members themselves were to write them.

Through the hashtags # captain, crew #, # engineering, the voyage of the Titanic is described as existing at the time Twitter.

With more than 10,000 followers, @ TitanicRealTime began March 10 and will run until April 15, the day the famous boat sank.

https://twitter.com/#!/TitanicRealTime

ETA image of Titanic in Belfast.
Southampton



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Post  bb1 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:39 pm

Oh, it's very good, isn't it, Pedro?

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Post  Pedro Silva on Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Oh yes it is, I agree with you bb1.
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Post  Sabot on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:58 am


I doubt I will have the time to follow it on a daily basis, but the sinking will probably be riveting.

Thanks, Pedro.
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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:10 am

You welcome my friend.
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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 am

I am not sure about this one:

TitanicVoyage ‏ @TitanicRealTime Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
#crew The capacity of the lifeboats is somewhat of a concern, only 1,178. If anything were to happen there won’t be enough space…


I feel that that has been made with the wisdom of hindsight. From what I've seen, conventional wisdom at the time was that that route was so busy, lifeboats wouldn't actually be needed for rescue, but to ferry passengers to whatever ship was in the vicinity.

Indeed, if the California had answered the distress signals from Titanic, that is pretty much what would have happened.

IMO, the people twittering it are going to have to be careful not to post with hindsight....she was supposed to be unsinkable, and lifeboats were the last thing on anyone's mind.

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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:08 pm

As far as I know, White Star Line never told or admitted that Titanic was unsinkable, the press spreaded that rumour, perhaps due to double hull, etc.

Probably, if the rivets had not been weakened by the shock with the iceberg and the temperature of the icy North Atlantic, which caused jumped rivets, hull plates overlapping fixed by rivets would not open even more the gap caused by the iceberg.

The problem with this sinking was, in my opinion the speed, if Titanic went directly towards the iceberg, perhaps one or two compartments would be flooded and the ship could carry on with his voyage until reach New York, but, the main problem was together with speed the iceberg below water, which was the one who caused problems in the hull, not the iceberg on the surface.





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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:13 pm

That's a very good point, Pedro, I had forgotten that the press had hyped up its safety.

Yes, I have heard it said that if she had hit the iceberg head on, she would have stayed afloat and limped to shore.

Just look at the Concordia, and the way that rock ripped along the hull - very different circumstances, but similar damage.

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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:39 pm


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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:10 pm

My friend, about the photo of Titanic in Belfast, with all do respect, but it is in Southampton:

Titanic at Belfast:

http://www.logoi.com/pastimages/img/titanic_2.jpg

Titanic at Southampton:

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/assets/0803/0000/0224/titanic2.jpg

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Post  Sabot on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:14 pm


Wonderful pictures, Pedro. Sadly, no ship is unsinkable.
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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:18 pm

Apologies, Pedro, I have corrected it.

This is your pic of her at Belfast docks:



They're haunting, aren't they? Even today, she looks indestructable.

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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:33 pm

I agree with you my friends, Titanic is my favourite ship of them all. I´m a huge fan of Titanic.
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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:40 pm

The wierd thing is, Pedro, even today, if all you knew about her was those photos of her in dock -you would sail the Atlantic on her without a second's thought.

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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:02 pm

what a feeling must have been felt to travel in the titanic.
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Post  bb1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:42 pm

I know, Pedro - we know what happened, but the people who were eagerly looking forward to sailing on her had no idea what lay ahead.

There are a lot of original photos of her interior and passengers and crew here:

http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2012/03/sinking-of-titanic.html

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Post  Pedro Silva on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Yes my friend, true, thank you for the link. Beautiful pictures from a beautiful ocean liner.
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Families of Ílhavo keep during hundred years silver cutlery from the Titanic

Post  Pedro Silva on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:46 pm

http://www.publico.pt/Local/familias-de-ilhavo-guardam-ha-cem-anos-es-1538507

Families of Ílhavo keep during hundred years cutlery the Titanic

Silver cutlery from the Titanic, which were collected in furniture drifting caught by a ship cod after the wreck, are preserved in the collection of some families of Ílhavo, that during hundred years, divided among themselves.

The "secret" was now revealed in a blog by Ana Maria Lopes, former director of the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo and holder of six silver spoons, which confirmed the origin along the RMS Titanic and has led the movement to Ílhavo a French television station .

"The cutlery were [found inside] a mobile floated a month and a half after the wreck and was taken by boat Trumpets, Figueira da Foz, it was Cricket Captain John Francis, Ílhavo. When he arrived, he handed them to the owner, which is not very interested, so that distributed them by family and friends, "said Ana Maria Lopes.

This is the origin of the six tablespoons of his own, which were offered to his grandfather and came to inherit, along with the rest of the filling and the house where he lives.

Since the nine-year-old cutlery and history that were linked were familiar to him, by talking of his grandmother, when cleaned and were setting up "the spoons of the Titanic."

There are other cases in the neighborhood, with the same source: "There are a few more families with spoons and forks I've seen. A lady who lives near me, and not to be disclosed, has 17 pieces, including these same spoons, dessert forks, because the husband was the grandson of thought that [the furniture] ".

For almost a century, the existence of cutlery was only limited knowledge of the family, although there were rumors about such Ílhavo spoils.

"Who had not liked to talk. Each had what he had in his house and eventually, although there is comment on a couple tablespoons of the Titanic, "he explains.

Until Ana Maria Lopes, by virtue of their functions in the museum, gave more attention to the spoons "that were always there at home" and began investigating.

"I saw the oral history of Ílhavo had reason to be, because there was a coincidence of dates and routes. There was the memory that the silverware had been caught on the way to the fishing vessel, who was always late April and early May, and the Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, "he says.

Faced with a record of the return on 27 October 1912, the Trombetas, according to oral tradition, will have collected the cabinet with cutlery, and Dolphin, who was captain of his grandfather.

The location of the Titanic on the seabed, has brought new enthusiasm and was the first exhibition of artifacts from the ship, in 1994, the Museum of Greenwich, but only in the third exhibition in Lisbon (2009), is that he "saw exactly the same utensils ".

There followed a meeting in Costa Nova with Christopher Davino, the RMS Titanic, who showed his spoons, and that certified. Were in fact equal in solid silver, with the star in the cable, symbol of the White Star Line, puncturing the silver age, and indication of Elkington Plate, a famous English jewelry.

The "discovery" has led a team of France third in three days filming for the program Ílhavo Thalassa.

Now, Ana Maria Lopes hopes that the museum was the director could receive an exposure of the Titanic.

"I wonder if we will ever have an exhibition of the collection of the Titanic in Ílhavo? I think the Portuguese land of Ílhavo is the best suited place to receive an exhibition in the museum or in any other public space "she says.
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Post  bb1 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:01 pm

What a fascinating story, Pedro - I've moved it to our main Titanic thread so it doesn't get lost smile

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Post  Pedro Silva on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:39 pm

Yes bb1, I agree with you.
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Post  bb1 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:46 pm

It had never occurred to me before that any of the wreckage had been salvaged, but of course, it was common then for European fishermen to be so far from home.

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Post  bb1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:07 pm

Jumping ahead a bit, there are some fascinating photos of Titanic as she is now on this site:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/titanic/sides-text

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At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic disappeared beneath the waves, taking with her 1,500 souls. One hundred years later, new technologies have revealed the most complete—and most intimate—images of the famous wreck.



Interactive pics here:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/titanic/titanic-interactive

And the cover of NG's special edition:



I think that would be well worth buying.

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Post  Pedro Silva on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:21 am

Oh yes, I´m going to buy that magazine, that´s for sure.

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Post  bb1 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:44 am

Thought you would like those, Pedro smile

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Post  Sabot on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:58 am


The whole thing is still incredible after 100 years. Such a cock up.

But someone has put forward a theory that there was an atmospheric phenomenon whereby The Iceberg wasn't even seen due to cold water meeting warm water from somewhere, and then raising some sort of atmospheric screen.
It sounded plausible to me. And would explain a lot of things rather than just plain incompetence.
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