What Year Did The Titanic Sink

The Titanic sank in 1912, at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, to be more precise.

On a maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, the Titanic hit an iceberg at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 14, 1912.

From a 300-foot gash, water spilled into five “watertight” compartments in the Titanic’s hull, causing the bow to sink into the sea.

The evacuation process was chaotic and full of errors, leading to lifeboats taking off not filled to capacity. At best, if every lifeboat had been loaded to capacity, 1,178 people could have survived. This scarcity of lifeboats indicates a mistake on the part of the Titanic’s designers, since more than 2,200 people were on board the Titanic the night it sank. But to have some of the 65-passenger lifeboats leave loaded with only a handful of people made the incident even more tragic.

Distress calls were sent out shortly after the Titanic hit the iceberg, but within three hours, the Titanic sank near Newfoundland, and 1,512 passengers and crew died.

The RMS Carpathia arrived in the area at about 4:00 a.m., having navigated around dangerous icebergs, and rescued 705 people.