On April 10th, 1912, the legendary cruise ship known as the Titanic, thought to be unsinkable, sails to New York from Southampton, England. As everyone knows, this inaugural journey was also the ship’s very last. You probably have seen the famous 1997 James Cameron movie, but it’s less likely that you will have seen these chill-inducing photos.
1. The First Picture Of The Titanic
During the night from April 14th to April 15th, the captain and his crew are surprised by a collision. The Titanic had just hit an iceberg. The crew is particularly surprised because the messages sent by other ships to warn the Titanic of the imminent danger never reached the captain’s cabin. The ship was built to resist to only four flooded compartments, and six compartments were damaged in the fateful crash.
The massive ship was 269 meters long, and held a 885-member crew as well as 2,471 passengers. It contained 10 decks and boasted a cruising speed of 39 km/h.