Why did Titanic sink?
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In the darkness of night on April 14, 1912, at 11:40pm, the RMS Titanic left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York, USA, and fatally struck an iceberg that would seal her fate in less than three hours.
At approximately 2:20am in the morning of April 15, 1912, the Titanic tragically took over 1,500 lives with her as she sank in the darkness of the Atlantic Ocean, plummeting to the ocean floor over 12,000 feet down.
RMS Titanic is possibly the most well-known ship in recent history due to the tragic sinking in 1912 on her maiden voyage.
The reason the Titanic is often referred to as RMS Titanic is because the RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship, or also Royal Mail Steamer.
Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Harland and Wolff shipyard.
Construction of the Titanic began on March 31, 1909 and was fully completed on March 31, 1912.
Titanic set sail for New York, USA on April 10, 1912 on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England.
The captain of the Titanic was Edward John Smith.
There was a total of 2,208 people on board, including passengers and crew when the Titanic struck an iceberg.
There were 20 lifeboats on the Titanic, that could only carry 1,178 people, only a third of the total capacity of Titanic, about 3,600 including passengers and crew.
Titanic stuck an iceberg on the night of Sunday, April 14, 1912 at 11:40pm.
At 2:20am on April 15, the stern of Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean taking over 1,500 lives with her into the darkness.
Captain Smith, Commander of Titanic