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Titanic

The RMS Titanic was one the biggest and fastest ships in the world. She sunk on her maiden voyage, making it ironic because the “unsinkable” ship sunk relatively immediately. Edward John Smith was the captain, and was known as the "millionaire's captain" because he was very good. The Titanic left Southampton, England on April 10, 1912, and picked up passengers from Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland. She was headed for New York City. She hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean in the late hours of April 14, 1912 and sank in the early morning of April 15, 1912. 1,503 people died and 705 people survived. The incident was remembered as a massive tragedy due to arrogance and hubris. However, new evidence suggests that it was a series of unfortunate events that led to the tragedy.