Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland in 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ship ever built. Titanic measured 269 metres by 28 metres. Everyone thought the Titanic was unsinkable. On April the 10th 1912 she set sail from Southampton to New York carrying 891 crew and 1317 passengers the captain of the ship was Edward John Smith. He was a very experienced sailor who had captained other ships. Titanic sailed through calm waters. On the fourth day with the ship nearing Newfoundland, Canada the waters tuned icy they ignored several ice berg warnings. At 11:40pm on April the 4th the ship lookout saw a huge ice berg. After steaming too fast the Titanic scraped the side of the hull and made a huge hole in the side. Less than 3 hours later titanic plunged to the bottom of the sea. Only 705 survived from more to 2000. A ship named the Caparthia was 96km away and heard the SOS from Titanic It Came to the rescue but when it got there it found no sign of the Titanic. The eyesight of trained lookout provided 37 seconds of warning. The ship had broken in two before it sank.
By Lucy Anthony