Titanic was a British passenger liner that sanl in the North Atlantic Ocean. Also known as the unsinkable ship and the world's biggest man-made ship, Titanic was 882 feet and 9 inches long.It took $7.5 million to build the Titanic, which today is equivalent to $400 million.
She was built by an Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie, in Belfast, Ireland.
The Titanic made a short journey to Southampton, England two weeks prioir to her maiden voyage. The day before her maiden she made a stop in Cherbourg, France to pick up additional passengers. That evening she made another stop in Queenstown, Ireland, and the next day she headed out into the Atlantic.
At 11:40pm the lookouts noticed the ice berg and yelled the words, "iceberg right ahead". Frederick Fleet was the lookout that rang the bell to warn others of the ice.But she could not slow down and turn fast enough to avoid the iceberg. At the angle that she turned, she side scraped the icerberg which caused more damage then if she would of hit it head on. The gash opened up five compartments, and Titanic could only stay afloat with four compartments open. Thomas Andrews declared that she would only stay above water for about an hour and a half to two hours.
She hit the iceberg just before midnight on April 14 ,she split in half and sank at 2:20 a.m. of April 15. She sank in the North Atlantic Ocean ,about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.
Due to the absence of lifeboats and emergency procedures, over 1,500 passengers went down when the vessel sank or froze to death in the North Atlantic Ocean. The amount of people who died in each class:
First Class Passengers: 210 out of 324 total survived.
Second Class Passengers: 118 out 277 survived.
Third Class Passengers: 181 out of 708 total survived.