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The Titanic was the biggest ship of its time and was deemed “unsinkable”. On its voyage, the Titanic hit an iceberg, broke in half and sank to the bottom of the ocean on April 14, 1912 – April 15, 1912.
Its top speed at 23 knots. The Titanic weighed 52,310 tons and was 883 feet long.
April 10, 1912 - The Titanic sets sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. April 14-15, 1912 - the luxury liner hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic around midnight and sinks in less than three hours. Outcome: 1,503 people died and only 705 people survived.
Edward John Smith was the captain on the Titanic. He served as commanding officer of numerous White Star Line vessels. He was called “The Millionaires Captain” because of the high profiles of the ships he has sailed and the passengers he has captained for. Many first class passengers would change their trip just to be on a ship that Captain Smith was sailing.