I was hired as a deckhand on the Titanic. My name is John Brown and I am the one that tried to warn Captain Edward about the iceberg. On July 29th, 1908, Bruce Ismay approved the design of the Titanic. Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic, was determined that his designed would be a success. I was sitting in the audience and I was cheering for Thomas because I believed that the Titanic really would be an "unsinkable ship."
Captain Edward Doesn't Listen
We left Belfast on April 2nd, 1912. We were headed to Southampton, United Kingdom. And there we would began our maiden voyage. The trip there was a success one. And the weather was perfect. It was sunny and hot and the ocean waters were clam.
The Titanic Strikes an Iceberg
After arriving in Southampton, United Kingdom, we made sure the ship was in perfect shape. The rooms were clean, the dining hall was prepared, and the utensils and silverware were clean. After about 2 hours passengers started arriving. There were more than 3,000 passengers, including us the workers.
The Titanic Sinks
Since I was a deckhand, I was always on the deck. I was always so fascinated by the ocean and I always get distracted while doing my job. I was cleaning the deck when I saw it. It was huge. I ran inside to warn Captain Edward. I told him there was a huge iceberg up ahead. He just told me not to worry about it because we were going slow. But I've been studying ships since I was a boy and I know for sure that speed does not matter, weight does.
As we got closer to the iceberg, we seemed to be going faster. I looked over at Captain Edward and he looked like he was drunk. I ran inside again and pushed the big red button that alerted the passengers that there was an emergency and that they had to evacuate quickly. When I ran back outside on the deck, the iceberg was just a few feet away. Then BOOM! The Titanic struck the iceberg.
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sunk. It took more than 2 hours to sink. And more that 1,500 lives were lost. If I had not taken action, many other people would have died.