The Titanic was a British passenger ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was considered the biggest and fastest ship of its time. On April 10, 1912,the Titanic left France and was on its way to New York. Four days laterabout 375 miles south of Newfounland the Titanic struck an iceberg. The Captain (Edward John Smith) did not see the iceberg in time. The ship collided with the iceberg side-on. The collison caused the ship's water compartments to open. She started to flood.
The passengers were gathered up and only children and women could get on the lifeboats. Of the 2,634 passengers on board only 1,503 people survived. Most of the 706 survivors got out by lifeboat. The rest of the passengers (mostly men) were stuck on the ship to die. Some of them jumped and some of them stayed on the ship. This was one of the most deadliest ocean liner sinkings in history.