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At 11.40pm on the night of 14 April 1912, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the RMS Titanic struck the iceberg that would ultimately lead to the sinking of the ship less than 3 hours later. At around 2.20am on the morning of 15 April, the Titanic disappeared beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a disaster that resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 lives, almost two-thirds of the people on board.RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic was the second of three ocean liner sister ships, and was the largest ship in the world. Titanic could carry 3,547 people in Her Engines were the largest ever built and required a lot of coal. The most expensive suite had cost $4,350 equivalent to $110,310 in 2018 Titanic's maiden voyage began after noon on 10 April 1912. The ship had cost 7.5 million (400 Million) dollars to build.

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Captain

The ship was commanded by Captain Edward John Smith, the most experienced of the White Star Line's captains. He had 40 years of sailing experience and had served as captain of RMS Olympic and other of White Star Line’s biggest ships. Smith was called “The Millionaires captain” because most people would wait for a ship sailed by him to set sail and buy a ticket for that ship. The route was going to be from Southampton, England to New York, USA. Hit the iceberg April tenth before midnight, sank completely 2:20 am April 15, and sank at the North Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. 1,503 people total died, both passengers and crew. One of the first lifeboats to leave the Titanic carried only 28 people, when it could have held 64 people. There were enough life-jackets for all the people on the ship. Only 300 bodies were pulled from the sea the next morning.