1912 Shipwreck Titanic
RMS Titanic was a British
passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in
the night of Sunday 14 April 1912, around 23:40 (ship's time), through to the morning of 15 April 1912
after colliding with an iceberg during
her maiden voyage from Southampton, U.K.
to New York City
The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one
of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
The RMS Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service,
was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line,
and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect.
Andrews was among those lost in the sinking.
On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (05:18 GMT) 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.