Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Titanic and its fateful voyage.
The Titanic sank in 1912.
The Titanic sank at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, which was about three hours after it struck an iceberg.
The Titanic sank near Newfoundland, in the Atlantic ocean.
What Caused The Titanic To Sink?
The Titanic struck an iceberg that caused a 300-foot gash in its hull. Water gushed into and through 5 of the Titanic’s 15 “watertight” compartments, causing the bow to sink. Eventually, the ship became almost perpendicular to the waterline and snapped in half, with the stern crashing into the Atlantic ocean.
The Titanic sailed from Southampton in England.
Where Was The Titanic Going?
One of the most luxurious ocean liners of its day, the Titanic was sailing from Southampton, England to New York City, USA.
How Many People Died On The Titanic?
1,512 people died on the Titanic.
How Many People Survived The Titanic?
705 people survived the sinking of the Titanic.
When Was The Wreckage Of The Titanic Discovered?
The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in 1985. Since then, thousands of Titanic artifacts have been recovered.