The most famous ship in the world is undoubtedly the RMS Titanic. Prior to the story of the tragedy being put up on the big screen in the 1997 film, it was the most well-known maritime tragedy in history due to the number of lives lost. On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic left Southampton, England towards New York City, with two scheduled stops along the way for further pickup of passengers as well as a final refueling of coal for the ship to burn as it makes its way across the North Atlantic Ocean. The end result of the voyage was its collision with an ice berg on the night of April 14, 1912, cutting through the ship, filling it with water and eventually sinking along with thousands of people on board.
The disaster caused a lot of changes in maritime laws as the disaster that we all know of today could have been avoided if other policies were implemented at the time. Some of these could have been more lifeboats, meaning enough for everyone, as well as a slower course on behalf of the ship itself as it could have made a difference on impact. There were 2,224 passengers on board the ship, only 774 survived. We found the minute by minute details of the sinking, which is heart wrenching to say the least, but gave us new information about what really happened to those who went down with the ship, survived the water but not the rescue ship, as well as those who survived the entire ordeal only to be scarred for life.
The story of Titanic was the inspiration and obsession of director James Cameron who brought it back to life in his 1997 film. Here we see the true story of Titanic, through the images that were left behind.
[post_page_title]Titanic was the largest ship on earth when it set sail[/post_page_title]
Titanic was considered the largest ship to see water at the time of its completion, with a length of 269 meters (882 feet). While today ships belonging to the US Navy and cruise ships are much larger than Titanic, back in 1912 it was a whole different story.