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The Rise and Fall of the Titanic
The RMS Titanic was the most luxurious vessel of its time, thought unsinkable by many. Its launch, as well as its demise, changed the course of our history.
The Titanic was the second of a trio of giant liners, designed to dominate the transatlantic travel business. It was owned by the White Star Line. Where was the Titanic built?
The construction of the Titanic was fully completed on 31 March, 1912. Titanic's maiden voyage commenced from Southampton, England on this memorable day.
10 April 1912
12 May 1912
12 May 1913
10 June 1914
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious ships for its time. It offered an on-board swimming pool, gymnasium, and a Turkish bath. Its passengers could also enjoy a squash court.
After the ship departed from Southampton, it stopped at Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland, to disembark and board some additional passengers. Then, it continued its voyage with over 1,300 passengers on-board, who were segregated in this many class sections.
On the fatal day of the disaster, the Titanic recieved many iceberg warnings. The last one was recieved at 9:40 PM from this ship.
The White Star Line's managing director, who also came up with the idea of building ship, was on-board the Titanic (this is true). However, the ship's builder didn't board the ship, because he was afraid of sailing.
At 11:40 PM, the fatal iceberg was spotted by the lookouts - Fredrick Fleet and Reginald Lee, and the bridge was warned. An abrupt turn to port (left) and full speed astern were the orders of First Officer Murdoch, but the collision was still inevitable. How did the iceberg collide with Titanic?
It brushed its right side
It hit the ship's right side directly
It brushed its left side
It hit the ship's head directly
After it became clear that the Titanic could not stay afloat, safety measures to save the crew and the passengers were taken. At 12:40 AM the first lifeboat, boat 7, was lowered. How many of these boats did Titanic have?
Faith Hill sang the famous song "My Heart Will Go On" from the Soundtrack of the movie Titanic (1997).
The Titanic broke into two sections and by 2:20 AM they had both sunk into the ocean. About two hours later, this ship arrived and began rescuing the survivors.
Prior to Titanic's fatal incident, the distress signal "SOS" had never been used.
When on 1 September, 1985 the wreck of the Titanic was discovered by a team of scientists, it became clear that the two sections had sunk one on top of the other.
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