My first reaction upon finishing it was to imitate the unsinkable Ursula and begin all over again.
Also, battleships which should be unsinkable and provided with longer-range guns than those of the enemy would be required.
I told you she was unsinkable, if only handled in accordance with the new seamanship.
The plain person is driven to the conclusion that if there are no unsinkable ships there are some unsinkable officials.
Seal the boat and she's unsinkable the way a corked bottle is.
If we would make ocean travel safe we must make the ship, as far as possible, unsinkable.
And still everyone was walking about and saying that the ship was unsinkable.
It was rough luck, to be sure; they had not thought they would so soon have a chance of proving that the Titanic was unsinkable.
The term "unsinkable," as applied to ships, is used throughout the present work in an accommodated sense.
Here it is a ship at sea, unsinkable and steady, blown upon by the free winds of all the world.
Old English sincan (intransitive) "become submerged, go under, subside" (past tense sanc, past participle suncen), from Proto-Germanic *senkwanan (cf. Old Saxon sinkan, Old Norse sökkva, Middle Dutch sinken, Dutch zinken, Old High German sinkan, German sinken, Gothic sigqan), from PIE root *sengw- "to sink."
The transitive use (mid-13c.) supplanted Middle English sench (cf. drink/drench) which died out 14c. Related: Sank; sunk; sinking. Sinking fund is from 1724. Adjective phrase sink or swim is from 1660s. To sink without a trace is World War I military jargon, translating German spurlos versenkt.
early 15c., "cesspool, pit for reception of wastewater or sewage," from sink (v.). Figurative sense of "place where corruption and vice abound" is from 1520s. Meaning "drain for carrying water to a sink" is from late 15c. Sense of "shallow basin (especially in a kitchen) with a drainpipe for carrying off dirty water" first recorded 1560s. In science and technical use, "place where heat or other energy is removed from a system" (opposite of source), from 1855.
To destroy; ruin; torpedo: I'm afraid we're sunk this time (1613+)