The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the north Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at 23:40 on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20 on Monday, 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The ship sank with over a thousand passengers and crew members still on board. Almost all those who jumped or fell into the water died from hypothermia within minutes.
On April 14th, 1912 at 11:40 pm, Titanic struck an iceberg. 2 hours and 40 minutes at 2:20 am on April, 15th 1912, the Titanic sank completely.
At 4:40 am on April 15th, the first lifeboat of Titanic survivors were picked up by the Carpathia.
“There was peace and the world had an even tenor to it’s way. Nothing was revealed in the morning the trend of which was not known the night before. It seems to me that the disaster about to occur was the event that not only made the world rub it’s eyes and awake but woke it with a start keeping it moving at a rapidly accelerating pace ever since with less and less peace, satisfaction and happiness. To my mind the world of today awoke April 15th, 1912.”
-Jack B. Thayer, Titanic Survivor
A small article about the sailing of Titanic, in the The New York TImes.
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