JFK+50: Volume 5, No. 1920TITANIC'S MAIDEN VOYAGE ENDS IN TRAGEDY
The shipbuilders had said she was unsinkable, but when the Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14th, six of her compartments were ripped open and her demise was just a matter of time.
40 year old first class passenger Elizabeth Shutes said...
"Suddenly a...quivering ran under me apparently the whole length of the ship. Some one said 'Come quickly...an iceberg has just passed our window...we have just struck one.'"
On board were 2,206 souls including a crew of 898, but there were only twenty lifeboats available. The great ship sank beneath the waves at 2:20 a.m.
About an hour later, Carpathia arrived at the scene and rescued 705 survivors.
The Captain was also warned about the danger of icebergs in the North Atlantic but that warning came during the voyage.
"Revealed: Titanic captain was warned before voyage--but not about icebergs," The Guardian, www.theguardian.com/
"The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912," Eyewitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/