Thursday April 9, 2020

7 facts about the sinking of the Titanic

On the 104th anniversary on the maritime disaster, we take a closer look at the doomed voyage

16th April, 2016
Doomed...Titanic Pic: Getty

It set out on its maiden journey on April 10 1912 from Southhampton, before picking up passengers Cherbourg, France and Cobh, (formerly Queenstown), Cork.

On April 15, 104 years ago, the ship collided with an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland, Canada and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, with the loss of 1,503 lives.

Every since, the disaster has fascinated one generation after the other, leading to many myths and legends surrounding the tragedy.

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