Thursday, January 19, 2012

Haunting Images of The Titanic

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This gallery contains haunting images of the RMS Titanic-one of the world’s most tragic shipwrecks back in 1912. After Titanic sank, its final resting spot remained a mystery for decades, until its wreckage was discovered on the ocean floor.

Credit: Library of Congress
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The Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship at the time, with 39 private suites and 350 cabins in first class alone. It also housed a lavish grand staircase, saloon, swimming pool, squash courts and even Turkish baths. The Titanic set sail on April 10th, 1912 from Southampton, England, and was headed for New York. It was the ship's maiden voyage.
Resting in the Murky DeepCredit: NOAA | Institute for Exploration | University of Rhode Island 
Built in Northern Ireland in 1909, the "RMS Titanic" was also known as the "unsinkable ship," because it had a double-bottom hull divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. The 882.5-foot-long (268.9 meters) craft sank in April 1912 after it struck an iceberg off southern Newfoundland, and now rests on the ocean floor at a depth of 12,460 feet (3.7 kilometers).

When the massive ship went down on April 15, 1912, it took the lives of 1,497 of its 2,209 passengers with it.

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