RMS Titanic

Atlantic Ocean

Titanic is probably the one wreck in the world almost everybody knows or have heard about, maybe together with the German battleship Bismarck and RMS Lusitania. So many stories has already been told about her, so this story will only cover the basics. She was a passenger liner laid down at Harland& Wollf in Belfast in March 1909. She was launched in May 1911, and delivered to the company White Star Lines in April 1912.  She was the largest ship ever built for her time, meant to servicing the Southampton to New York city route. She left Southampton 10.April 1912 and set sail for Cherbourg and Ireland before she set sail for America. On 14.April around noon in the Atlantic south of Newfoundland, she struck and iceberg and punctured her hull. Five compartment started to leak, and she slowly started to sink. The few lifeboats that was available was launched, often partially loaded with people. Almost three hours after she hit the iceberg, she went down together with over thousand people. The wreck was discovered in 1985, resting in two parts on a depth of 3780 meter southeast of Newfoundland. As of 2019 reports from surveys shows that the wreck is in a bad condition and is rapidly deteriorating. Also see her sister ship Britannic that went down in the deep a few years later. 


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Titanic

882,9 x 92,6 x 34,7 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
45328 grt
Belfast ( UK ) 1911
Liverpool ( UK )

41°43′32 N 49°56′49 W

 
Pictures: RMS Titanic in 1912 & White Star Line poster
Courtesy of Cobh Heritage Center, Public domain

Last updated: January 2021