Friday, October 5, 2012

WWS Week 6 Day 4

Titanic report from WWS Week 6 Day 4, written by A (age 11, almost 12):

The Sinking of the Titanic

Captain Edward Smith received six ice warnings.  At 9:30 PM, a report of an iceberg in the Titanic’s path came in.  The report never reached the captain.  The Titanic kept on going at top speed.  At night, there was no moon so it was dark.  The lookouts had no way of seeing much. An ice warning was sent from the closest ship. The Titanic radio operator ignored the warning.  The iceberg was sighted at 11:40 PM.  The lookout told the first officer he saw.  In 37 seconds the ship hit the iceberg.  A sharp edge of the iceberg cut into the ship.  The passengers started to play with the ice chunks.  The officers told the passengers that everything was all right.  The shipbuilder told the captain that the ship would sink in 1 ½ hours.  Then they filled the lifeboats.  711 out of 2222 people or more survived.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Good reporting, girl! I learned about the Titanic when I was about your age and it sure was a haunting story! It stuck with me, for sure!