The Titanic was the largest ship of its time and one of the fastest as well. The Titanic was a tragic event that could have been prevented by fixing just one or two of a variety of different problems. It was also the ship’s maiden voyage (first trip a ship makes) which was ironic because it was an unsinkable ship but fell on its first ever voyage with paying passengers.
She left port on April 10, 1912 at Southampton England. She hit the iceberg on the same date at 11:40 pm and sank only a few hours after. The total number of passengers and staff was approximately 2,200 passengers and crew combined and 1,503 died on the ship. However one misconception is that the Captain Edward Smith is mostly to blame for the Titanic disaster however this is quite far from the truth. In fact the Captain was not informed of all the icebergs in the area including the one he struck. But it still should’ve been spotted by the lookout crew half an hour beforehand but due to weather conditions there was a mirage that caused warped vision and light refraction changing the shape and location of the Horizon as well as simply not seeing things. Other things that are to blame are the rivets, bulkheads, Californian, etc.