When did the Titanic Sink?

Interesting Yet Sad Facts of How and When the Titanic Sank

Do you want to get some information and facts about Titanic? Then you have come to the right page. This article will give you all the information that you need about this ship.
Although it's been years, I can still recall Gloria Stuart's dialog when she starts narrating her story about the 'unsinkable' ship, and how she referred to it as the 'ship of dreams'. People used to say that Titanic was such a strong ship, that even God would not be able to sink it. But, we all know its fate and of the 2,227 people on board. On the night of April 14, 1912, this unsinkable ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean taking with it 1,517 people. Do you want to know more about its history? Where it sank? Given below is some information which I am sure you will find interesting.

End of a Journey
If you go through the history books the sinking date is 14th April, 1912. The ship struck the iceberg at around 11:40 P.M. and by dawn the next day, the ship sank. By the time the last lifeboat left the ship, the time was 02:05 in the morning. At 02:18 A.M. the ship started splitting into two halves and at 02:20 A.M the stem of the ship started its final plunge into the deep sea.

Some Facts
Let us now read some of the interesting Titanic facts.
  • RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at that time and she set off on her maiden voyage on 10th April, 1912, from Southampton in England, for New York City.
  • The ship was built in the Harland and Wolff Yards, in Ireland and the company that built this ship was White Star Line and it was owned by J.P. Morgan.
  • RMS stands for 'Royal Mail Stream'. Nearly 3000 men and almost 2 years were taken to build it.
  • The ship had 4 smoke funnels, but out of these 4, only 3 worked. The fourth one was just for show.
  • This ship was referred to as the 'unsinkable' and so sure were its makers about this fact, that they carried just 20 lifeboats which had the capacity to carry only 1178 people.
  • How did it sink? The ship sank because it hit an iceberg. The ship suffered 6 narrow gashes in the hull and this started letting in water into the watertight compartment. There were 16 watertight compartments, but in reality they were not exactly watertight.
  • As the compartments started filling with water, the stern of the ship started rising out of the water and finally not being able to take the excess pressure, the ship broke into two halves, just near the third funnel.
  • This caused the bow of the ship to sink and the stern of the ship settled back. Once the stern started getting filled with water, it rose out of the water level, floated on the surface of the water for about a minute and then went underwater.
  • The iceberg that the ship struck was not white like the other icebergs. With its reflection in the clear water and also due to the effect of the clear sky, this object first appeared black from a great distance. Hence it can also be called the 'blackberg'.
The ship was journeying from Southampton in England to New York City in America when the tragedy took place. The night it sank, the ship was 400 miles south of the Grand Banks in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Ocean is vast, hence to pinpoint exactly where the ship sank is difficult. But as per the last radio signal of help from the ship, the remains of the ship were found nearly 375 miles southeast of St. John's in Newfoundland.

The fateful night of April 14, 1912 saw one of the worst tragedies, which not only resulted in incomparable loss of life and property, but also left an indelible mark in the minds of those whole lost so much to the Atlantic.
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