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The R.M.S Titanic sank on her maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg On the fateful night of April 14, 1912.
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Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship's passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and Europe seeking a new life in North America.
At 11.40 pm on 14 April 1912, lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of Titanic and alerted the bridge, first officer murdoch attempted to steer round the iceberg as well as ordering the ships engines to be put into reverse but it was too late; the starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes below the waterline, At 2:20 am, two hours and forty minutes after Titanic struck the iceberg the ship sank taking over 1500 souls with her.
The wreck of the titanic was found on 1 September 1985 in a expedition, led by Jean-Louis Michel and Dr. Robert Ballard It was found at a depth of 2½ miles south-east of Mistaken Point, Newfoundland, the wreck is approximately 13 miles from fourth officer Joseph Boxhall's last position reading.
After the discovery, one year later Ballard and his research team travelled back to take a closer look They used a small submarine Alvin, to get a firsthand look at the wreck.
The wreck of Titanic remains on the seabed, split in two and gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet, despite the location of the wreck which is over 2 miles down and only accesible using specalist submersible's Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world.
Crows Nest Warning: After lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald lee Sounded the alarm, officers on the bridge had only 37 seconds to respond before titanic struck the iceberg.
Lifeboat Drill: For reasons Unknown captain Smith cancelled the scheduled lifeboat drill due to take place on April 14, 1912
Titanic Dogs: From the nine on board Two dogs a Pekinese and a Pomeranian managed to make it into lifeboats and survived the disaster.
Smokestacks: One of titanics smokestacks was cosmetic as designers thought the ship would look more impressive with four funnels, however it did have a purpose as it provided ventilation to the turbine engine room and the reciprocating engine room.
Ripples in time: The sinking of the titanic probably changed the course of history, the loss of the world’s largest, most advanced ship deemed unsinkable not only brought about recommendations to the ship building codes, but unlike today communication in 1912 was difficult, there was no internet or mobile phones, for most of the population mail was the most common form of long distant communication, Titanic was effectively a floating post office when she sank seven million individual items of mail were lost and did not make it to their destination, this gives us food for thought as we will never know what was in all those letters.