The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic was one of the three great ships built by the White Star Line. The construction of the luxurious ship with 10 decks and 840 cabins took two years from 1909 to 1911.
At that time, it was the largest passenger steamship ever built.
Titanic had a capacity of 3,300 people, but lifeboats could only accommodate 1,178 people.
The inaugural trip of the Titanic caused a stir. The passengers included celebrities and dignitaries. He left Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, bound for New York. There were 2,240 people, including passengers and crew, on board.
A person who had a ticket but was not on board was Milton S. Hershey.
Hershey bought the ticket for $ 300 but left England on the German cruise Amerika on April 6 and arrived in New York before the Titanic sailed.
Around 11:40 p.m. M. On April 14, the Titanic hit an iceberg. A lookout had seen the iceberg and the crew tried to move the ship quickly. The Titanic grazed the iceberg, but an irregular and underwater spur that no one had seen ripped a hole 300 feet below the boat's waterline.
The crew tried to evacuate the Titanic but there were not enough lifeboats and those that floated were not full. capacity.
Titanic broke in two and sank around 2:20 a.m. on April 15 in the North Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles south of Newfoundland. The passengers were thrown into the icy water, many dying from cardiac arrest and incapacitation due to cold.
The Carpathia, which was on its way to the Titanic after receiving a distress call, rescued 705 people from the lifeboats.
The remains were not discovered until September 1, 1985.