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It's been 106 years since the Titanic sank

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It's been 106 years since the Titanic sank

RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912.


Construction in gantry, 1909–11


Rudder with central and port wing propellers - for scale note the man at bottom of the photo.


Fitting-out, 1911–12


Titanic leaving Belfast, Ireland, for her sea trials on 2 April 1912.


Ad for Titanic's first but never made sailing from New York on 20 April 1912.


Titanic at Southampton docks, England, prior to departure.


The route of Titanic's maiden voyage.


The iceberg thought to have been hit by Titanic, photographed on the morning of 15 April 1912.


Captain Rostron was awaken in his cabin by his wireless operator and told him about the Titanic's S.O.S. and C.Q.D. calls. Rostron immediately ordered the ship to assist the sinking liner, over sixty miles away.

"Come at once. We have struck a berg.

The last recorded messages are increasingly desperate and fragmented “Come quick. Engine room nearly full," was sent from the Titanic only a few short minutes before the ship finally sank.


This picture shows rescue boats from the Titanic making their way to Carpathia after the liner.With only enough room in the lifeboats for half the passengers and crew. While the lifeboats were lowered, with awful goodbyes between husbands, wives and children.



The sinking, according to J. Thayer, sketched on-board Carpathia.


At 8:00AM Carpathia was joined briefly by the SS Californian, a ship that would descend into the depths of controversy as it was only five miles from Titanic during the sinking and had failed to respond to the disaster until the following day.


London newsboy Ned Parfett with news of the disaster.


Crowds gathered at Pier 54 in New York - the Cunard Line pier - awaiting the arrival of the ship Carpathia carrying Titanic survivors.

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