Hi! It's me again! You may remember that we left off when the Titanic hit the huge iceberg. At 11:40 pm, people realized how badly the iceberg hit the ship. Most survivors only remember feeling a bump. The crew started sending out rocket flares, telegrams, morse code and more; no one came to help.
Unfortunately, there weren't enough lifeboats for all of the passengers. There were 20 lifeboats, with room for 1,178 people; there were 2,223 people on board. Some boats were launched without being full. As an example, Lifeboat 1 could hold 40 people while it only launched with 12.
The Titanic slipped beneath the waves just 2 hours and 40 minutes after its collision with the iceberg. While passengers in lifeboats rowed away from the disaster scene, other passengers were in the water and most died. Only 1 of the lifeboats went back to pick up more passengers.
At 4:00 am, the Carpathia rescued survivors on lifeboats. They were served hot cocoa and blankets as they began the long journey to New York Marina. The Titanic was fully sunk by then.
TITANIC DISASTER: GREAT LOSS OF LIFE
STATS First Class saved- 203 Second Class saved- 118 Third Class saved- 178 Crew saved- 212 Grand Total- 711
5 stars out of 5! Makes me feel like I rode the Titanic. Full of details that brings the epic event to life.