The Titanic was built in 1912 and was the most luxurious ship at that time.The shipping company White Star Line had built the Titanic. Edward Smith the captain of the ship had captained other white star ships on their maiden voyages.She was special because she was heading to America with some of the most powerful and rich people of her day,but she also carried poor people on the lower decks. On the first three days she sailed through calm waters but on the fourth she sailed through the icy waters of Canada.She ignored many iceberg warnings until a lookout saw a huge iceberg.He called for the captain.Edward tried to steer the ship from the icberg but it scraped the side of the ship.Now the ship could only have four watertight compartments filled,five were filled! They called the SOS signal.Half of the ship was sinking, so eventually it cracked.The crew had to get as many rich and powerful people off the ship.Many people refused to get onto the lifeboats, because they believed it was unsinkable.In less than three hours the Titanic sank. Many people at the last minute had dived off the boat but died of hyperthermia. The Carparthia ship came steaming to the rescue.Her crew saved as many people as possible and took them to New York.