On April 15, 2012 ... At 2:20 AM ... It will be exactly 100 years since the RMS Titanic slipped beneath the surface of a cold Atlantic Ocean. Of the 2229 passengers and crew who boarded the Titanic, there were only 713 recorded survivors who witnessed this great tragedy.
From thier experience, much information was learned about the events that happened during the 2 hours and 40 minutes from 11:40 pm to 2:20 am. In this short space of time (160 minutes) a massive 40,000 ton ocean liner went to the ocean floor after striking an iceberg.
Many books have been written and rewritten about these events. Movies have been made. The wreckage has been located and technology has allowed man to visit and salvage items from the remains of this great ship on the ocean floor. Exhibitions have sprung up all over the world.
Morning - April 10, 1912
11:45 A.M.: The Titanic blows horns and signals imminent departure.
12:05 P.M.: Lines are cast off and Titanic began her maiden voyage and sails for Cherbourg, France
April 10 - 5:30 pm
Arrives Cherbourg, picks up more passengers
April 10 - 8:30 pm
Picks up anchor and sails for Queenstown
April 11 - 11:30 pm
Arrives Queenstown, picks up more passengers
April 12 & 13
Travels though calm waters
Warnings of Icebergs Ahead
April 14 - 11:40 pm
April 14 - 11:50 pm
Water had poured in and risen 14 feet in the front part of the ship
April 15, 1912 - 02:20 am.
Titanic fully submerged and sinking down to eternity