Titanic started being built on March 31, 1909. April 10, 1912, Titanic departs and begins its voyage. April 15, 1912, while making its trip from Southampton to New York CIty Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Edward John Smith, captain of Titanic was known as the millionaires captain was one of the best captains in the world. 1,503 people died that night and only 706 people survived, including crew and passengers. The Titanic had 16 watertight compartments, 4 of them could be floodedgand Titanic would still float, when Titanic hit the iceberg 6 of them flooded which allowed Titanic to sink.