THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The True Story of
The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her very first
voyage to New York on April 10th, 1912. Aboard were some of the richest and most
influential entrepreneurs of this century. Their total assets were worth $600
million back in 1912. Not only did the Titanic have some of the most prominent
millionaires on board but some of the most poorest emigrants from Europe and the
Middle East, desiring a chance for a better economy and social freedom that they
could find in America.
The RMS Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship of her day. All
passengers marveled at the design, the comfort, and the unsinkable attributes of
this massive ship.
She left Southampton, England and stopped at Cherboug, France, and then made
another stop in Queenstown, Ireland and then set off to sea. There were 2,227
passengers including crew personnel onboard when she set off for New York.
During her maiden and only voyage, the Titanic’s crew was warned several times
about icebergs in the area by other ships that had navigated through this
region. Even with the danger of navigating through these large icebergs, the
Titanic was traveling at almost top speed of around 20.5 knots.
The Titanic was owned by the British White Star Line and flew the British flag.
She was under all the rules and regulations of the British government. She had
been designed to carry a total of 42 lifeboats. The designer of the Titanic had
planned 50 lifeboats. As the Titanic sailed off, she only had 20 lifeboats,
which was four more than was required by the rules and regulations of the
While all passengers were enjoying their evening on this magnificent ship it
grazed an iceberg at 11:40PM on April 14th, 1912. The Titanic had only been at
sea for just under three hours. From 11:40PM until 2:18AM, the Titanic slowly
and terrifyingly sank under the sea.
From sheer panic, the lifeboats began to be filled, but many were not full to
capacity. The Titanic did sink and only 705 people were rescued, 1,523 people
drowned or froze in the icy cold water. Her desperate call gave coordinates to
be 41o46' N, 50o 14' W at the time of the catastrophe. The Titanic sank 1000
miles due east of Boston, Massachusetts, and 375 miles southeast of St. John's,
In 1985, the Titanic was located by Dr. Robert Ballard, an oceanographer and
marine biologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From his
discover he learned what passengers had expressed about the sinking of this
beautiful ship was true. It was his belief that the weight of the water-filled
bow did raise the stern out of the water, which caused the Titanic to snap into
just minutes before it sank forever. The debris from the Titanic was strewn over
a half a mile across the bottom of the sea. The stern and the bow were around
2,000 feet apart. Dr. Ballard gave coordinates of her remains to be - stern
section sits on ocean floor at 41o43'35" N, 49o56'54" W, boilers at 41o43'32" N,
49o56'49" W, bow at 41o43'57" N, 49o56'49" W.
Many of the people that did not survive the sinking of the Titanic were the poor
emigrants that did not even know the ship was sinking until it was too late.
Poor judgment and sheer panic left the fate of 1,523 people to the icy cold sea
and the hope that another ship would come. Nevertheless, when all was said and
done these 1,523 people died at sea.
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