RMS Titanic (Royal Mail Steamer "Titanic", sometimes known as SS Titanic) was one of the three passenger liners that were expected to dominate the oversea passenger traffic. She was the property of White Star Line, being built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. Titanic was the largest passenger liner in the world at the time. On her maiden voyage already, she hit an iceberg on Sunday April 14th, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. (the location time), and sank two hours and forty minutes later, at 2:20 A.M.
Aftermath of the sinkingEdit
1496 people perished in tragedy, making it the greatest peacetime marine disasters, being widely known. Titanic used the most modern technology available. They believed she was unsinkable, so you can guess how big shock was this for people, since she (despite the modernity and the experienced crew) did sink in the end, with many dead people.
Two hours after the sinking concluded, RMS Carpathia arrived to the sinking site to help the survivors. Their boarding on the ship extended to 8:30 P.M., when the last lifeboat was picked up. Then she set sail to New York, where she arrived April 18th 1912.
- Main article: Wreck
RMS Titanic as the cultural Heritage Edit
Because of the many sinking ship explorers and often items take, June 18th, 2004 was the day when the USA, Canadian, British and French governments decided to leave the wreck alone as the Museum on the Open Space.
There is possibility to visit the wreckage using the Russian submersible Mir, spending $ 60.000 that way. The time required to arrive to the wreck is approximately one hour.
The violin that belonged to Wallace Hartley was sold in 2013 on the London auction with the price $ 1,6 million.