- from Titanic
The only remains afloat of the Titanic after 2:20 a.m. were 20 lifeboats carrying just over 700 survivors. People in the boats were seasick and freezing. Nobody knew if or when a rescue ship would arrive.
For most of those swimming in the freezing water, there was little hope. One survivor said the cries for help were loud at first. It sounded like the crowd’s roar at a baseball stadium when the batter hits a home run. But soon, the shouting faded away as the cold silenced the voices.