When did the Titanic Sink ? Date, Time

By admin • Facts and Trivia • 2 Apr 2012

The Titanic left Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. It stopped at two ports Cherborough in France and Queenstown in Ireland before heading in Southwest direction towards New York. On April 14, 1912, April 1912, as she head 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm (ship’s time; UTC-3).

The sudden side collision led to the hull plates of Titanic breaking and buckling inwards in a number of places on her starboard side. This opened 5 of her 16 watertight compartments to the ocean.  The ship was slowly but steadily filling with lot of water in a the period of next two and a half hours.

Passengers mostly women and children were evacuated in lifeboats. 90 percent of men in first-class were left in the ship, only to die as the ship sank under the force of turbulent, chilly waters.  The protocol was that women and children should be boarded first into lifeboats followed by officers and first-class passengers.

At just before 2:20 am, Titanic broke up and sank bow-first with more than a thousand people still on-board. Once they were in water, people froze to death quickly in minutes from hypothermia, which causes death due to shivering in freezing waters. The number of survivors which came to about 710 were taken aboard by the RMS Carpathia, a few hours later.

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