It was April 10th, 1912. The British Luxury “Liner” Titanicwas sailing from Southampton to New York. The shipweighed 46.000 tons.
There were more than 2.220 passengers. Many rich peopleincluding the American millionaire Benjamin Guggenheimwere on board. Some poor immigrants from Ireland werealso traveling to America in search of a better life.
It was the first “journey” andCaptain Smith was sailing theship. It was very big andluxurious; everybody knew theliner was unsinkable because ofits 16 watertightcompartments.
Two days later, just before midnight, the ship was travelingtoo fast at a speed of 22 know. Suddenly, it “struck” aniceberg and “punctures” five of the compartments. Theship sank in less than three hours. Unluckily, 1.513 peopledied because there weren’t enough.
Even todaygrandparentsremember sadstories about thattragic accident. Forexample: they tellhow Captain Smithstayed on the shipand the band kepton playing while itwas sinking.
In September 1985 an American-French scientificexpedition located the Titanic. It was approximately 370miles from the coast of Newfoundland. It was 75% intact.