The TitanicThe Titanic sunk in1912 when it hit an iceberg. The full name of the Titanic is The RMS Titanic. 1500 people died during that crash. It was one of the deadliest peacetime disasters. The name Titanic came from the Greek mythology and it meant gigantic. The titanic was 882 feet and 9 inches. Edward Smith was the captain of the titanic. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm ship's time. The glancing collision caused Titanic's hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partly loaded.
Later that day the conformation came in to the news writers that the Titanic sank and many people died. The news attracted crowds of people to the White Star Line's offices in London, New York, Montreal. Many years later in 2007 a submarine went down to see the Titanic. It was cut into two pieces.
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