Don't forget that more than enough lifeboats for everyone on board also happened. Also "Women and Children First" became quite unpopular afterwardsI know the Ice Patrol was formed, 24 hour wireless and lifeboat drills. I'm giving a talk soon and would like to focus on the positive. Thank you!
I'm sure you've already given your talk, but at the end of the Night to Remember movie, they outline several huge changes made after the sinking, noting that "their sacrifice was not in vain." It is so tragic, but you're right that some pretty major safety regulations came out of it.
I think you're right. The lifeboat situation obviously needed amending and the Marconi wireless was too new to be ubiquitous. The sinking certainly seems to have had a "let's get this ironed out now" affect on people.Ultimately, the Titanic was disaster that was destined to happen given the ludicrously archaic regulations and, sadly, needed to happen to change them. If it hadn't been the Titanic, there's no doubt some ship would have ended up suffering that fate.