107th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, April 14, 2019

RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912. This is the 107th anniversary of the sinking.

At 11:40 p.m. on 14 April, lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of Titanic and alerted the bridge. First Officer William Murdoch ordered the ship to be steered around the obstacle and the engines to be put in reverse, but it was too late; the starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes.

There were not nearly enough lifeboats on board the doomed ship. As a result more than 1,500 passengers and crew perished. Making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The ship carried 2,224 passengers and crew.

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