RMS Titanic

In the early hours of April 15th, 1912 the RMS Titanic bade her final farewell to the world and sank to the depths of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg two hours and forty minutes earlier. I don’t think there’s much to be said about how and why this happened that hasn’t been said already but I would like to use this anniversary to share with you all my favourite Titanic-related videos.

Here is a video of the accounts given by five survivors of the disaster, among them 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller:

Titanic: Ghosts of the Abyss, a documentary by James Cameron and Bill Paxton (who played Titanic treasure hunter Brock Lovett in the 1997 blockbuster movie):

The Curse of the Titanic Sister Ships, a documentary about the ill fate suffered by the three White Star Line sisters, Titanic, Britannic and Olympic:

I hope you enjoy watching these as much as I did.

A Night to Remember

Today marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of one of the greatest ships of all time, the RMS Titanic. She sank at 2:20am in the morning of April 15th, 1912, 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting an iceberg four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. More than 1,500 men, women and children died, making this one of the most catastrophic maritime disasters in history.

As I’m sure most of you will have heard the story about the ship and the sinking and how everyone thought she was unsinkable, I won’t bore you with the details. So let’s just enjoy a few pictures, both of the still and the moving variety, and remember this truly great ship as it once was.

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