Titanic a British passenger liner started its journey on April 10, 1912. Titanic delivered its services for 5 days as in its maiden journey it collided with an iceberg and sinked.
On 14th April 1912 collision with Ice-Berg was such brutal that the sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500. Making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. Titanic; the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
Titanic A Journey Of Largest Ship Which Lasted For 5 Days
Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship’s passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world. Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors. Still it was lacking on some grounds. It has not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board.
On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time. The collision caused the ship’s hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water.
A disproportionate number of men were left aboard because of a “women and children first” protocol followed by some of the officers loading the lifeboats. By 2:20 a.m., she broke apart and foundered, with well over one thousand people still aboard.
Just in less than two hours after collision, the Cunard liner Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking. It helped aboard an estimated 705 survivors.