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On April 10th, 1912, the Titanic, the largest ship afloat, left Southampton, UK on her maiden voyage to New York City, US. The White Star Line had spared no expense in assuring her luxury. A legend, even before she sailed, her passengers were a mixture of the World’s wealthiest basking in the elegance of first class accommodations and immigrants packed into steerage.
On the 14th April, 1912, four days into the crossing, and about 600 km south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg about 11.40 pm ships time. The collision caused the Ship’s hull plates to buckle inwards towards her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea. The ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in life boats, many which were launched only partly loaded.
By 2.20 am, she broke apart and foundered. The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. Titanic only carried enough life boats for 1,178 people, slightly more than half of the number of passengers on board, and one third her total capacity.
Just under two hours after the Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene of the sinking where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.
The wreck of the Titanic remains on the seabed, split in two and gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784m). Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history.