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Titanic overview

The Titanic’s hull was made of steel and at a length of 882 ft 9in (269 meters) it weighed 46,328 tons, and it’s top speed was 26 knots. The Titanic was the second of three sister ships, Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic.

Circumstances

The Titanic sailed from Southampton, England to Cherbourg, France, and then onto Queenstown, Ireland to pick up the remaining passengers, then set off to New York city.

1,503 people died on the titanic and there were 2,208 people on board the Titanic when she started crossing the atlantic, so only 705 people survived the tragedy of the titanic.

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 at around 2:00 in the morning, and she hit the iceberg just before 12:00.

Captain

The captain of the titanic was Captain Edward John Smith. He was born January 27, 1850, and died on April 15, 1912.