- from Titanic
By the time these words rang out on the RMS Titanic, it was too late. The warning came at 11:40 p.m. on the clear, cold night of April 14, 1912. The ship was in the icy seas of the North Atlantic.
Within 40 seconds, its starboard (right) side was ripped open. It had hit the sharp underwater part of an iceberg. Less than three hours later, the Titanic sank. At least 1,523 of its roughly 2,228 passengers and crew were dead or dying.
What if the Titanic had missed the iceberg? It might have been remembered as one of the largest, most luxurious ocean liners of its time. Yet so much went wrong that the ship has become a symbol for disaster. The story of the Titanic is a drama with a little of everything. It has heroism and fear, humility and arrogance, wealth and poverty, and life and death.
Come aboard the grand ship for a voyage of a lifetime—from the safety of home.