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The Titanic bearing down on the iceberg.

The Titanic bearing down on the iceberg. Sunday, April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m.

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A Digital Gallery of the Titanic's sinking with description by survivors.

Welcome aboard the Titanic in Cyberspace...

The Cyberspace Gallery
The story begins with
Titanic On The Open Sea...
The Final Sunset
Racing Toward Destiny
Bridge View of Iceberg
Early Signs of Trouble
Distress Rocket
Titanic's Bow Sinks Lower
Boat 15 Descends on 13
Loading Boats 14 & 16
Collapsible C is Lowered
View From Californian?
Last Lifeboat Lowered
The Titanic's Bridge Dips
Seconds Before Break Up
The Titanic Rears Up
The Stern Floats Upright
In the Water

The Titanic departed from Southampton, England on her first and only voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. She was the largest ship ever built at the time, reaching almost three football fields in length and twelve stories high. After making stops at Cherbourg, France and then Queenstown, Ireland she headed for New York City.

Despite reports from other ships warning of ice ahead, the Titanic continued to increase her speed. Late Sunday night, an iceberg was sighted by the lookouts in the crow's nest. But it was too late. The Titanic could not turn out of its way in time and the iceberg scraped along the starboard side of the ship, creating a series of punctures and buckled plates 300 feet long. Two hours and forty minutes later the brand new Titanic - the largest in the world - sank to the bottom of the ocean.

There were not enough lifeboats on the Titanic for all the passengers. The prevailing wisdom at the time was that a ship the size of the Titanic, which was "practically unsinkable," would never have a need for that many lifeboats.

2,223 people were on board this ill-fated voyage. Only 706 survived.

Follow the links at the left to see scenes from that night.

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