RMS Titanic

Atlantic Ocean

Titanic is one of the most known and famous wrecks in the world, an honor she maybe share with the battleship Bismarck and RMS Lusitania. She was an ocean liner laid down by Harland & Wollf in Belfast in March 1909, and was launched in May 1911. She was delivered to White Star Lines in April 1912 and was the largest ship ever built at that time. She was assigned to operate the White Star Line route between Southampton and New York. She left Southampton 10. April 1912 and set sail for Cherbourg and Ireland before she sat course for America. Around noon 14.April in the Atlantic ocean south of Newfoundland, she struck a iceberg and severely punctured her hull. Five compartment started to leak, and she slowly started to sink. The few lifeboats that were available was launched, often just partially loaded with people. Three hours later she went down in the deep together with over thousand people. The survivors were taken care of by the steamer RMS Carpathia who had heard the distress calls and came to assist. The wreck was discovered in 1985, resting in two parts on a depth of 3780 meter southeast of Newfoundland. Recent surveys from the wreck shows that the hull is rapidly deteriorating. Also see her sister ship HMHS Britannic that went down in the deep outside Greece in the Mediterranean 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
Courtesy of Cobh Heritage Center, Public domain

Last updated: January 2021