The Titanic Sets Off On its Maiden Voyage
On this day in 1912, the Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England on her doomed voyage across the North Atlantic.
The sank of the Titanic probably the most famous accident in the world.
On April 15, 1912, Titanic was the first cruise ship and is considered the most luxurious ship ever built. More than 1,500 people died when ships are hit an iceberg and sank in cold water. The ship was built at a cost of $ 7 million (approximately $ 150 million dollars if calculated at this time).
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The sinking of the RMS Titanic caused the deaths of 1,517 of its 2,229 passengers and crew (official numbers vary slightly) in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The 712 survivors were taken aboard the RMS Carpathia. Few disasters have had such resonance and far-reaching effects on the fabric of society as the sinking of the Titanic. It affected attitudes toward social injustice, altered the way the North Atlantic passenger trade was conducted, changed the regulations for numbers of lifeboats carried aboard passenger vessels and created an International Ice Patrol (where commercial ships crossing the North Atlantic still, today, radio in their positions and ice sightings). The 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreck on the ocean floor marked a turning point for public awareness of the ocean and for the development of new areas of science and technology. April 15, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. It has become one of the most famous ships in history, her memory kept alive by numerous books, films, exhibits and memorials. — Paula Nelson (51 photos total)
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