Titanic Disaster, Apr 1912

Titanic titanic-1912inwater-ra.jpg Staircase on the Titanic On the Deck of the Titanic State Room interior Oficers of the Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew. - wikipedia.org

Read newspaper accounts on the sinking of the Titanic, from setting sail to memorial services for the unfortunate dead. (below)