April 10th, 1912 was the day the glorious Titanic set sail to New York from the mother land, England. During their voyage, the Titanic struck an ice berg in the middle of the Atlantic ocean on April 14th, 1912, and began to sink. There were 2,300 passengers on board and when the titanic sank only 800 people survived the tragedy the other 1500 died. That day was one of the most tragic days in both US and England’s history. People have remembered that day for 100 years.
The Titanic was built by White Star Line in Belfast, United Kingdom. Many accepted challenged to build the biggest boat but when Bruce Ismay, the owner of White Star wanted to build the worlds biggest boat, and he wanted it to be unsinkable too. They started building the Titanic in 1909 and it set sailed in 1910. Bruce’s mission was almost complete, he just needed to sail across the ocean in the Titanic and he would achieve what he set out for in 1909. That was probably the greatest irony, that this was looked at as, “the unsinkable ship”…
When the Titanic sank, all of the passengers went down with it, all except most of first class. There were only half as many survival boats to the amount of people on the Titanic and that means the rich went first, along with the women and children. After most of women, children and first class boarded all the survival boats, the rest of the second and third class and the men prayed for their lives as the Titanic sank in the middle of the Atlantic ocean at 28 degrees Fahrenheit.
After the Titanic was submerged under water it left 1500 people in the ice cold water of the Atlantic trying to survive. Leaving only chairs and tables behind for the people to try to survive on helped a little but not enough to save them all. Only 6 out of the 1500 people dropped into the ocean survived! The beginning of 1973 Bob Ballard started searching for the forbidden Titanic. Many followed in his search, but it was not until 12 years later he found her at the bottom of the Atlantic.
April 14Th, 1912 was one of the most tragic days in history. 1500 citizens from the US and England died that day, but only a few lived on to tell the tale of how the glorious Titanic sank and how they survived. We are still finding out new facts about it with every dive. Hopefully one day we will figure out the entire true story of how it sank and why so many died.