In the early morning of 15 April 1912, the Titanic collided with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The sinking of the Titanic was the largest peacetime shipwreck in the history of maritime navigation. 1,518 people died. Only 711 out of 2,223 people survived.
Myths and legends have been created around the fatal shipwreck, making the Titanic probably the most famous ship in history.
For many years, historians, treasure hunters, oceanographers and businessmen searched for the wreck. Finally, the remains of the ship were discovered on 1 September 1985 by Robert Ballard during a secret mission spearhead by the United States Navy. The wreck of the Titanic was located 3,784 metres deep, about 800 km off the coast of Canada.
The lights of the Titanic went out minutes before it disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean along with the dream of reaching New York.
Titanic Data Sheet
With a total tonnage of 45,000 tons. It was propelled by two twin propellers over seven metres in diameter and another propeller, in a central position, measuring over five metres.
● Length: 267 metres
● Beam: 28 metres
● Weight: 52,310 tons
● 2 30,000 HP steam engines
● 1 16,000 HP turbine
● Cruising speed: 21 knots (23 max)