RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after it collided with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, the architect, died in the disaster.
Titanic was under the command of Edward Smith, who also went down with the ship. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe who were seeking a new life in the United States.
There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard the ship, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one third of her total capacity. The ship carried a total of 16 lifeboat davits which could lower three lifeboats each, for a total of 48 boats. However, Titanic carried only a total of 20 lifeboats, four of which were collapsible and proved to be hard to launch during the sinking.
The number of deaths might possibly increase without an instant help from other maritime bodies. Thankfully, just after 2 hours after the ship sank, the Vunard Liner RMS Carpathia arrived in the scene and rescued about 700 passengers. Among those who died include Jack Dawson, Titanic’s captain Capt. Edward John Smith and most of the ship’s crews.
Due to the popularity of the unbelievable catastrophe, Titanic movie was created. Titanic is a 1997 American epic- romance disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during the ill-fated maiden voyage.
In the movie, the love story of two of its passengers namely Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt became the center of the story at the same time highlighted the glamorous structure of the ship and how instantly everything got destroyed after hitting an ice berg.
Going through the comments about the featured video, many netizens claimed that Jack and Rose are just fictional character that their story was just incorporated to the movie for it to become more appealing to the audience.
Whether Jack and Rose existed or not, the catastrophe happened to the Titanic will forever mark history and will be carried on up to the last generation.
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