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RMS Titanic

  • Construction begins of RMS Titanic

    Construction begins of RMS Titanic
    Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Belfast, Ireland
  • Titanic Leaves Dock

    Titanic Leaves Dock
    Titanic leaves the dock in Belfast, Ireland to conduct sea trials. Titanic heads to Southampton, England around 8 p.m.
  • Passengers Board

    Passengers Board
    The first passengers board the ship. Around noon, Titanic heads for Queenstown, Ireland to pick up more passengers.
  • New York, New York

    Titanic leaves Queenstown at 1:30 p.m. to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to New York.
  • Iceberg Warnings (9:40 p.m.)

    The last of several iceberg warnings is received in the wireless room. The warnings never make it to the bridge.
  • Iceberg Dead Ahead! (11:40 p.m.)

    Iceberg Dead Ahead! (11:40 p.m.)
    Iceberg is spotted directly in front of Titanic. A collision occurs, damaging the right side. Only 37 seconds pass between the sighting of the iceberg and the collision.
  • Lifeboat #1 (12:45 a.m.)

    Lifeboat #1 (12:45 a.m.)
    The first lifeboat is lowered into the freezing ocean. Only 19 people were aboard the lifeboat.
  • Sinking the "Unsinkable" (2:20 a.m.)

    Sinking the "Unsinkable" (2:20 a.m.)
    Titanic sinks.
  • Carpathia arrives (4:10 a.m.)

    Carpathia arrives (4:10 a.m.)
    The Carpathia picks up the first lifeboat, eventually rescuing 705 survivors.
  • A Sad Arrival

    The Carpathia arrives in New York.
  • Hidden Treasure

    Hidden Treasure
    Robert Ballard's expedition team discovers the wreck of RMS Titanic.