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Apr 15

Sinking of the Titanic

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"Untergang der Titanic"
Willy Stöwer, 1912
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The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US.


The sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.  The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those who died in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.

This tartan was featured at 'Convergance - Atlanta' in 1999 supposedly reconstructed from a fragment and photo of a deck chair on the SS Titanic.

For more interesting facts from the History Channel about the sinking of the Titanic, click the illustration of "Untergang der Titanic", as conceived by Willy Stöwer, 1912.