On April 10, 1912, the legendary Titanic nicknamed “the unsinkable ship” leaves Southampton in England headed for New York. As everyone knows, it was it’s maiden voyage, but also it’s very last one. Many of you have probably seen the famous film Titanic of James Cameron released in 1997, but few of you have probably ever seen these cold photos, telling a story back on this terrible shipwreck.
The first photo of the Titanic at sea
This Monday, April 10, 1912 at 23:40, the commander and his crew were surprised by a collision. The Titanic hit an iceberg and 6 compartments were hit. The officers were all the more surprised because the messages sent by the other ships to warn of danger had not received on the bridge of command. Problem: the ship had been designed so that it can withstand only 4 flooded compartments …
The Titanic summarised in some impressive numbers: This giant of the seas was 269 meters in length, and had 885 crew members for 2,471 passengers. It consisted of 10 bridges and had a cruising speed of 21 to 22 knots (39 km / h).