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Where Did the Titanic Sink?

Where Did the Titanic Sink?

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03.11.2015

The unsinkable Titanic sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. The ship set sail for its maiden and what would ultimately become its final voyage on April 10, from Southampton in the UK to New York, USA.

The largest passenger ship at the time was commissioned and owned by the company White Star Line. It carried on board 2208 passengers.

This masterpiece of shipbuilding left the Southampton port under command of Capt. Edward Smith. For 4 days the ship encountered no problems along its course, until the night of April 14, when everything changed within seconds. At 23:40 local time, the ship hit an iceberg and 2 hours and 40 min. later sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

Today, the unsinkable ship lies 12450 ft (3795 m) below sea level. The shipwreck of the Titanic was found much later in 1986 by Prof. Robert Ballard from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who reached it with a crew of 2 others.

Only 705 of Titanic's passengers were saved. 1503 of them found their deaths in the worst ship tragedy of the 20th century. Today, the shipwreck of the majestic ship rests at a depth of nearly 2.5 miles. The exact coordinates are 41° 43' 57" North, 49° 56' 49" West.

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