Set Voyage From
April 10, 1912
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank
in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912
after colliding with an iceberg
during her maiden voyage
from Southampton to New York City.
She carried 2,224 people –
1,316 passengers and about 900 crew
710 people survived the disaster
and were conveyed by Carpathia
to New York, Titanic's original destination,
1,514 people lost their lives.
On April 14, 1912, four days into the crossing
and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland,
she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm (ship's time; UTC-3).
The glancing collision caused Titanic's hull plates
to buckle inwards in a number of locations
on her starboard side and opened five
of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea.
Over the next two and a half hours,
the ship gradually filled with water and sank.
Passengers and some crew members
were evacuated in lifeboats,
many of which were launched only partly filled.
A disproportionate number of men –
over 90% of those in Second Class –
were left aboard due to a
"women and children first" protocol
followed by the officers loading the lifeboats.
Just before 2:20 am Titanic broke up and sank bow-first
with over a thousand people still on board.
Those in the water died within minutes
from hypothermia caused by
immersion in the freezing ocean.
The 710 survivors were taken aboard from the lifeboats
by the RMS Carpathia a few hours later.
The wreck of the Titanic remains on the seabed,
gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet.
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From The Movie "Titanic"