I learned historically that the captain of the Titanic was an idiot. Structurally speaking, the Titanic would have better survived a frontal impact with the iceberg instead of trying to maneuver around it. If he had made a more intelligent judgment call, a lot more people would have survived.
The Titanic's crew were cowards. They'd rather see women and children perish from the safety of a lifeboat.
The effort of abandoning ship was a disorganized mess.