2The TitanicThe RMS Titanic was an Olympic- class passenger liner owned by the “White Star Line” and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast United Kingdom. In that time she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
3The SinkingOn April during the night Titanic hit an iceberg. Around 2:10 am the steam rose out of the water exposing the propellers, and by 2:17 the waterline had reached the boat deck. The last two lifeboats floated of the deck and shortly later the forward funnel collapsed, crushing part of the bridge and people in the water.
4People on deck were scrambling towards the stern or jumping overboard in hopes of catching a lifeboat. The ship’s stern slowly rose in the air, and everything unsecured crashed down into the water. Shortly afterwards, the stress on the hull caused the Titanic to break apart .Final Moments
5SunkIt sank two hours and forty minutes later on April ,517 people died that night making it one of the most deadly disasters in history
6The LifeboatsThe ship did not carry enough lifeboats for everyone aboard. The ship had a total capacity of 1,178 people even though her maximum capacity was 3,547 people.
7A great NumberA great number of men died also, due to the woman and children first rule that was followed.
8Rescued by the Carpathia Another sea liner, called the Carpathia , came and rescued the survivors but the ship that the Titanic had called came two hours after the Sinking. The Captain of the Titanic stayed on and refused three lifeboats.
9Advanced TechnologyThe Titanic used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and was after the sinking popularly believed to have been “unsinkable”. It was a great shock to many that, despite extensive safety features and experienced crew that the Titanic sank.
10Many movies, books ,and dives Many people have dived trying to find pieces of the Titanic and have discovered how it sank. Many movies and books have been made about the Titanic.