Down To Eternity
02:19 AM, 15 April 1912
2:19 a.m. North Atlantic. The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic is poised for her final plunge... Like a giant finger pointing to the heavens above. On board hundreds still cling to anything in an effort to prolong the inevitable. A frozen death in the 28 degree waters. The lifeboats are gone. The lights have failed. The ship has broken apart. There is no hope left.
Titanic's bow section is on the way to the bottom of the ocean. It will impact the sea floor at a speed of thirty-five miles an hour and bury itself in forty five feet of mud and sand. Thousands of articles from the broken ship will slowly filter down to join the bow on the seabead.
Boilers, machinery, coal, furniture, fittings, china, silver and the bodies of those lost. All will lie silently for decades to come. Undistrubed by man. Only deep sea marine life will now occupy the deluxe suites and cabins of the First class and roam the decks where the world's richest and elite once briefly walked...
The stern of Titanic slowly filled with water and upended to nearly a ninety degree angle. It quickly gained momentum and slid benieth the waves. Less than thirty seconds after she dissapeared a thunderous roar was heard and felt by those on the surface. This was the tremendous pressure of the water crushing the air from the stern section.
R.M.S. Titanic passed from the British registry - forever after completing only five days of her maiden voyage to New York. All that remained of her glory were those pitiful few lifeboats and slightly over seven hundred survivors from a complement of over twenty-two hundred passengers, officers and crew.
Less than one third of those who sailed aboard Titanic - survived.
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