Titanic, everyone knows this Epic film starring both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet alias Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater. However, today we won’t expatiate on how amazing the film was, instead we will reminisce about the true fatal trip of The RMS Titanic, that happened 106 years earlier.
How did one of the most famous shipwreck happened?
Memories flicking into view…
3rd April 1912, The RMS Titanic (Royal Mail Ship), built in Belfast, arrived in Southampton. You could feel the intense excitement and the heartbeat of the passengers. This voyage was long-awaited and everyone wanted to be part of the Titanic’s historic first voyage. On the 10th April 1912, passengers from different backgrounds started to board on the astounding and colossal ship. And at noon, the Titanic started cruising across the ocean to reach France and Ireland, where more passengers were welcomed on board. It was estimated that there were about 2224 passengers and crew members on the alluring Titanic. Sadly, who would have thought that the ship that was once labelled the ‘’ unsinkable’’ would be left in tatters, where more than half of the people would perish.
A day passed and the life on board was filled with exhilaration. It is safe to say that there was no excuse for boredom since there were an array of games and activities at their fingertips. On the 12th and 13th April, the breath-taking Titanic continued its cruise through serene waters. And on the 14th April 1912, while the passengers were being entertained, it was not that fun for the crew. Things degenerated because throughout the day they received seven Iceberg warnings. At 11:40, Frederick Fleet, crewman and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, spotted an iceberg that was ahead of them. In a lapse of 10 minutes’ things got worst. An Iceberg struck the Titanic on the starboard, that is, the right side of her bow and the ship was engulfed in water. On the 15th April, at 12:00 a.m., Edward John Smith, the captain of the RMS Titanic, was told that the ship had only few hours left before it would be submerged. Therefore, he ordered to uncover the lifeboats. The lifeboats played a critical role in the disaster because there weren’t enough to evacuate everyone on board.
And at 12:25 a.m., the lifeboats were firstly being laden by women and children.
Fortunately, the Carpathia, that was 58 miles away, received an SOS from the Titanic and they came to its rescue. The Carpathia contributed a lot in saving the life of the survivors.
When the clock struck 2:17 a.m. the captain made his last solemn announcement: ‘’Every man for himself.’’
At 2:20 a.m., the RMS Titanic was slowly filled with water, tilted its end up into the air before it vanished into the sea with many of its passengers.
Nowadays, the wreck of the RMS Titanic lies in two main pieces in the deep sea, south- southeast off the coast of Newfoundland. The Titanic might be laying at the bottom of the ocean, but still to this date its considered as one of the most fatal commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
This tragedy has inspired countless books such as Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic (Da Capo), to name a few. It has also inspired the epic romance-disaster film Titanic (1997) that was directed by the famous James Cameron. Titanic the film won 11 Academy Awards and considered as one of the most awarded film of all time. Besides, from blogs to websites, the web is flooded with articles depicting the story of the RMS Titanic. On the other hands, scientists from across the world have been studying the Titanic wreck. It has even inspired the creation of numerous astounding games like Titanic Slot at Vegas Spin. Click Here and join to play and experience the thrill of being part of the long-remembered ship.