The cause of the sinking of the Titanic which occurred in 1912 ago was due to improper steering. Largest and grandest cruise ships at that time should be saved if the captain does not daring continue sailing.
On 10 April 1912 RMS Titanic left from Southampton, England to New York, but on the fourth day voyage of the proud ship could not sink it struck an iceberg and sank before rescue ships arrived. Some 1,500 passengers sank with the ship’s magnificent.
Is Louise Patten, an author and grandson of Charles Lightoller, the number two most important officials in the Titanic at the time, which reveals the truth. He tells the truth about what happened nearly 100 years ago have been hidden for fear of staining the reputation of his grandfather, who was also a war hero.
Lightoller, is the most senior officer who survived the incident. But he covered the investigation into the sinking of the ship was an error. Because he was worried that accidents caused by human error, then the owner of the ship will go bankrupt and his colleagues were out of work.
“Though they could easily avoid the iceberg if it were not for the blunders command,” Patten said as quoted by the Daily Telegraph. Sinking of the Titanic which is relatively fast it happened because the leadership they forced the captain to continue sailing after hitting an iceberg. “Instead of the wheel are directed to the left of the iceberg, the holder of the wheel, Robert Hitchins, panic and turn the wrong direction.”
Patten writes a change from traditional sailing ship steamship means there are two different steering systems. The system is one means turning the wheel in one direction and other systems rotate in the opposite direction.
Once they realized was wrong, Patten added that they only have four minutes to change the direction and time. First Officer William Murdoch helmsman realized the mistake, then tried to fix it but it was too late.
Grandfather Patten also participate in the last meeting officers of the Titanic before the ship sank. It was there clear all fatal error has occurred. J. But that is exacerbating kondsii, J. Bruce Ismay, Bruce Ismay, owner of White Star Line to persuade the captain to continue sailing.
The decision is what makes the ship sank hours faster than it should. “However, if the Titanic did not say anything, he will survive at least until the rescue boat came and no one need die,” said Patten. During this known cause of the sinking of the luxury ship hit an iceberg effect that tore the hull makes the ship badly damaged.