Titanic named by J.BRUCE ISMAY, was built in March 1909. In May 1911, she was launched, which was a heavily publicized spectacle.
Titanic was designed to be a marvel of modern safety technology and her accommodations were the most modern and luxurious on any ocean. She was 883 feet long (1/6 of a mile), 92 feet wide and weighed 46,328 tons. She was 104 feet tall from keel to bridge, almost 35 feet of which were below the waterline. She was capable of carrying over 3500 people (passenger, crew).
Unfortunately, at 11:40 p.m on the 14th April 1912, the greatest maritime disaster in history began. During that night of heroism, terror and tragedy, 705 lives were saved, 1502 lives were lost, and many legends were born.
Titanics History: Departed: April 10, 1912, at Noon from Southampton, England, narrowly escaping collision as Titanics propeller suction snapped the mooring lines of another ship (American Line, New York)
First Stop: April 10, 1912, at 7:00 p.m., Cherbourg, France
Second Stop: April 11, 1912, at 12:30 p.m. in Queenstown, Ireland. Departed at 2:00 p.m. for non-stop voyage to New York City
Hit Iceberg: April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m.
Distress: April 15, 1912, at 12:15 a.m. first wireless call for help
12:45 a.m.: First lifeboat lowered
2:05 a.m.: Last lifeboat leaves ship
2:20 a.m.: Titanic breaks in two and sinks
3:30 a.m.: Rockets from Cunard liner Carpathia sighted from Titanics lifeboats
8:30 a.m.: Last lifeboat of Titanic survivors rescued by Carpathia
8:50 a.m. Carpathia heads for New York with 705 survivors aboard