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Titanic Timeline

The building of the RMS Titanic and her tragic loss is a story that has fascinated thousands of people over the last century. This timeline sets out the key points, from the transatlantic liner’s conception as an idea, through its design, construction, and launch to the fatal collision with the …

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Titanic-Questions and Answers

Q Why were third-class passengers given a medical check upon boarding? A Most of the third-class passengers were immigrating and underwent a medical check to make sure they were healthy enough to enter the United States.   Q What are growlers? A Slabs of ice that have broken away from …

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Titanic-Did you know?

AMAZING FACTS   The Titanic was carrying 6,598 tons (5,986 metric tons) of coal to New York.   Chief Baker Charles Joughin had an amazing escape. He was standing on the stern when it slowly sank into the water and was able to step into the water without even getting …

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Titanic Never-ending story

The Titanic has had two lives. Its first life was as an ill-fated ship that floated for less than a year. Its second life began the moment the ship struck the iceberg and, almost 100 years later, shows no sign of ending. With countless films, books, musicals, songs, computer games, …

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Titanic-Pieces of the puzzle

The discovery of the Titanic wreck and the salvage of artifacts from the seabed have solved some, but not all, of the unanswered questions that surround the fatal voyage. We now know that the hull broke up as it sank, and that the steel used in its construction was not …

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Titanic Search and discovery

For scientists on board KNNOR, the ship searching for the wreck of the Titanic, the night of August 31, 1985, promised to be as uneventful as any other. For two futile months, the uncrewed submersible Argo had scoured the murky depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. Then, just after midnight …

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Titanic-End of an era

When the Titanic was built, it was to be the second in a trio of luxury liners intended to dominate the world of transatlantic travel. Only one of the three the Olympic lived up to White Star Line’s dream. The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. The Britannic was only …

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Titanic Lessons learned

Four days after the Titanic sank, the first official inquiry into the disaster, chaired by Senator William Alden Smith, opened in New York and lasted for 17 days. The 82 witnesses called to the stand included: White Star chairman, Bruce Ismay; Guglielmo Marconi; lookout Frederick Fleet; and Captain Lord of …

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Titanic-Lost and found

How many people lost their lives in the Titanic disaster will never be known for sure, since the total number of passengers and crew on board has never been officially established. The US Senate investigation put the total losses at 1,517 (shown in the table below), while the British enquiry …

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Titanic-Awaiting news

A young Radio enthusiast in New York picked up the Titanic’s faint distress signals in the early hours of Monday April 15. The signals were also detected in Newfoundland, Canada. The word was out that the Titanic was in trouble, but other messages during the day appeared to contradict this …

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