The Titanic set out on April 10, 1912. It was said to be the grandest, safest boat out there. But, the ship was only equipped with 20 lifeboats, so that precious deck space for the first class passengers would not be taken up by bulky lifeboats.
On the 14, the ship approached a massive iceberg, and although efforts were made to steer clear of the large frozen mass, they could not avoid the iceberg. In the end only 705 people survived the sinking of the ship, out of 2,228 passengers/crew.