Monday, 28 May 2012
100 Years on 2012 - The Titanic
The Titanic was known as the ship of dreams by Harland and Wolff who built her. Practically unsinkable was the phrase used to sell the Titanic to the New World in America.
100 years ago, on 10th April 1912 Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage heading for New York. On 14th April 1912 hit an iceberg which ended in tragedy. At over 46,000 tons, she was the world's biggest ship. The ship took 5 years to build and had reportedly been inspected 2000 times. It sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
There were 2228 people on board of the Titanic, 337 in first class, 285 second class, 721 in third class and 885 crew members. Only 705 Titanic passengers survived.
The Olympian Systers - The Titanic and her sister ship Olympic were built side by side in Belfast, Ireland. By the spring of 1910 the Olympics hull was fully plated. Halleys Comet was seen during this time and this coincided with a change over of architects of this White Star superliner. Halleys Comet has also been associated doomsday catastrophe. Reference in the Talmud to "a star which appears once in seventy years that makes the captains of the ships err" has been suggested to refer to Halley's Comet.
The Olympic was on her maiden voyage while the Titanic was still being furnished internally. The Olympic was holed in a collision with a Royal Navy cruiser HMS HAWK. Because of the way the ship was built, the ship survived the collision. The man responsible as skipper, Captain Smith was put in command on the Titanic.
Futhermore, prior to the ship close to sailing, there was civil unrest with the mention of 100 year rule in relation to political decisions. Violent conflict broke out between Protestants and Catholics. The political conflict is somethng that cannot be ignored. The 100 year rule relates to contracts.
The people who built the Titanic beleived they stood at the dawn of a new era. The people were looking to a hopeful future, and yet within two years the entire world was at war.
As presented in other articles, nothing is a coincidence. Another complex situation that allows us to learn from history - 'wars' are political decisions and yet if men refuse to fight, wars would not take place. Signs in the heavens cannot be ignored if seen.
The Sun reported US banker JP Morgan controlled the White Star Line of which the Titanic was the crown jewel. Lord Pirrie is described as the profit-hungry chairman of Titanic’s builders. With lifeboats enought for only a third of the passengers this created argument. The safety certificate, good for one year, was signed by Francis Carruthers did not address this before the ship was passed to travel with passengers. Researcers also identified structural weaknesses and present this as to why the ship sank so rapidly.
With JP Morgan and associating the Titanic as the Crown Jewel, Sister ships relate to QUEEN Ships. Smyrna - known as the Jewel of Asia, the Crown of Ionia; the first city of the East and the Pearl of Greek Civilisation. Smyrna is described as the finest City of Asia - built partly on mountain and overlooking the Ocean.
This year with the 2012 Olympics in London we cannot ignore the name. The New Queen Elisabeth superliner christened in 2010 launched the Golden Age and Era of Enlightenment. Spiritual Empowerment is to lift people out of oppressive conditions.
In other articles I mentioned my Greek Grandmother's homeland Smyrna in Asia Minor. She was later taken as a refugee survivor in 1922 with the sisters to start life in New Smyrna Athens in Greece. What was to happen in Old Smyrna was horrific and another poltiical decision. Enough is enough of all the wars for profit.
Titanic reminds of Titan. Not everyone knows the Blessed Mary also lived in Smyrna. Also the divinely inspired Queen is also known as Great Mother (Meter Megale) of humanity.
The ongoing fascination about the Titanic, is no surprise as she represents the Queen of the Seas. In the heavenly realms 2000 years on the Holy Virgin Mary is remembered with love today.
Beyond the Titanic - click video to watch more Part 1 of 7
The precious gift of life is always highlighted with tradegy. On the Titanic were the world's richest and poorest people. Money did not decide who would live or die. Many millions of people have been killed in wars. We must remember that life does go on and keep loved ones in our heart with love. We are survivors!
Peace, love and best wishes
Video link to watch the making of the Titanic and people involved with building and sailing in her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xph3wU2c2A&feature=related
Posted by Lady Pauline Maria