As we all know the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage. There were many causes to the sinking of the Titanic, some of which are still being studied today. The Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean, it was not head-on. The lookout couldn’t see the iceberg until it was 30 seconds away because they didn’t have binoculars and there was a mirage. The Titanic’s radio operator ignored most of the iceberg warnings from other ships, so the captain doesn’t know. The Titanic didn’t have enough lifeboats for everyone and most didn’t allow men on them.
The Titanic was the biggest and fastest ship of its time, it weighed 52,310 tons, was 883 feet in length, and had a top speed of 23 knots.
- The Titanic set sail for New York from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912
- On April 14, 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean
- 706 people survived
- 1,503 people died
- Edward John Smith was the captain of the RMS Titanic