The Real Story of RMS Titanic. On 10 April 1912 , when the largest ocean liner in service at that time, RMS Titanic, started its maiden voyage from Southampton, it was a new beginning in the history. With at least 2,224 people on board, including a number of prominent personalities, the luxury ship that nicknamed as ‘Millionaire’s Special’ was en route to New York City on that day.
The immediate cause of RMS Titanic’s demise was a collision with an iceberg that caused the ocean liner to sink on April 14–15, 1912. While the ship could reportedly stay afloat if as many as 4 of its 16 compartments were breached, the impact had affected at least 5 compartments.
Total: 3,327 (or 3,547 according to other sources) RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912, after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making the sinking one of modern history’s deadliest peacetime commercial marine disasters. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time she entered service and was the second of three Olympic -class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line.
175 feet tall
football broke out. Size: The Titanic was almost three football fields long and one football field wide. From the bottom (or hull) to the top of its smokestacks, it was 175 feet tall, about as tall as a 17-story building. People onboard: There were about 2,200 people onboard when the ship set sail.
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