The Titanic

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Layout of The Titanic

 

 LENGTH: 882 feet 9 inches (269.06 m)

BREADTH: 92 feet 6 inches (28.19 m).

TOTAL HEIGHT: 104 feet (32 m). (measured from the base of the keel to the top of the bridge)

WEIGHT: 46,328 tons

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The Crew

Captain Edward John Smith - Captain of the Titanic

John Bruce Ismay - Chairman of the White Star Line

Thomas Andrews - Designer of the Titanic

John Pierpont Morgan - founder of the International Mercantile Marine

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Maiden Voyages

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday 10 April 1912

FROM: Southampton, England

TO: New York, USA

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Hitting the iceberg

 

HITTING THE ICEBERG: at 11:40pm on the 14th April 1912, the lookout spotted an iceberg.                    

William Murcdock ordered the ship to be steered around the iceberg but it was too late; the starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg

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Damage

 

DAMAGE: Five of the ship's watertight compartments were breached. (It soon became clear that the ship was doomed, as she could not survive more than four compartments being flooded.) 

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Distress

 

 Distress signals where sent by: ROCKET, WIRELESS and LAMPS.

A nearby ship, the Californian, which was the last to have been in contact with her before the collision, saw her flares but failed to assist.

Around 4 am, Carpathia arrived on the scene in response to Titanic's earlier distress calls.

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Figures about the Sinking.

710 people survived the disaster and were taken by the Carpathia to New York, Titanic's original destination,

 

1,514 people lost their lives

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