These real pictures of the Titanic disaster that occurred on the night of April 14th in the North Atlantic Ocean and it had an estimated 2,224 people on board when it struck an iceberg. Considered to be one of the biggest sea disasters in history, the Titanic was a beautiful ship that everyone believed in. The sinking of the Titanic lasted two hours and forty minutes which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest ship disasters of all time.
Below we bring you 20 pictures of the Titanic that are going to give you chills! Some of them are pretty rare so brace yourself.
1. Few minutes after the Titanic set sail from Southhampton in England.
The Titanic left for its journey on April 10, 1912 from Southhampton in the UK towards New York City. The ship was nicknamed the Millionaire’s Special because of the captain that was chosen to command the ship. His name was Edward J. Smith.
2. Next port destination was Queenstown in Ireland where this picture was taken.
The first stop of the ship was Queenstown in Ireland at a place called Roches Point where this picture was taken. This is the last stop before the longest leg of the journey to New York. The picture was taken on April 11 1912.
3. Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast – the place where Titanic was built.
The Titanic was built in Belfast in Northern Ireland by the master builders Harland and Wolff. They specifically designed the massive ship to be able to travel long and host many guests. During that time it was the biggest passenger ship to ever been built and was dubbed as unsinkable.
4. The image of the Titanic dining room, it was truly beautiful.
Titanic had 5 dining halls with the main one and the biggest one located on deck D. The massive room could sit 554 people together and at these years was considered huge. The design was modern with a touch of white and blue floors.
5. 90% of Titanic passengers were in the second class.
While most passengers were seated in second class, and needed to share bathrooms and showers, first class of the Titanic had private bathrooms and showers, fitting for high end passengers who could afford it.
6. The close-up image before Titanic set sail.
This was the last image taken of the Titanic before it set sailed on her journey. This is not the last picture of the Titanic, rather the last one before it left her port.
7. Captain Edward John Smith, the captain of the ship, he was not blamed for the sinking.
Although the captain of any ship always goes down with the ship, the fault of the Titanic disaster was not fallen on the Captain, who was considered a very seasoned and responsible one at that time.
8. This is the exact iceberg that is believed to be the cause of the sinking.
The iceberg that sunk the Titanic was actually just a three year old ice block that was believed to only have another few weeks before sinking itself, the unfortunate ship crashed into it and the iceberg will always be remembered as the one that sunk the biggest ship.
9. A number of people managed to be saved from the Titanic, thanks to lifeboats.
Our of 2,240 people that were on board the Titanic, only 706 survived the journey and most of them were saved using the lifeboats. While it might sound like a lot, compared to the number of people that were on the boat, the lifeboats were not enough and in fact it was discussed after the fact
10. Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all the passengers.
As mentioned in previous note, the Titanic did not have enough lifeboats onboard, and it was believed that the reason was because they wanted to sell more seats, so they removed lifeboats to make more room, while risking the passengers in the event of a disaster. It was believed that this ship was unsinkable, so they didn’t even imagine the ship will sink.
11. These were some of the survivors of the Titanic.
A picture of the some of the survivors, while it was known that most women and children on the boat got a seat on the life boats first, a lot of men as well managed to get seats and survived.
12. Impatient waiting for the arrival of RMS Carpathia.
After the Titanic sank, the survivors was rescued by a different ship named RMS Carpathia and as it rescued most of the 706 passengers a lot of people waited for its arrival on the pier 54 to welcome the survivors.
13. The crowd waiting the news about the Titanic crash, New York’s lower Broadway.
Back than, news traveled slow, there was no internet, people who heard about the disaster gathered on Broadway’s street in NYC to see if they can hear any new news about it as the news flowed from sea to land.
14. Bulletins about Titanic and the crash, people were standing outside the Sun Building.
The modern day billboard looked very different in the old days. Here you can see people standing next to the Sun building and waiting for the staff to update the physical board next to the building with the new news. Kinda weird to think about it now with everyone having a phone and an internet connection at the palm of their hands.
15. These are a few of the lucky survivors – Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon.
A rare picture of some of the survivors on board of the ship Carpathia. There are only a handful of survivor pictures that are left after all this time, so it’s nice to see.
16. A rare image of the Titanic ticket from 1908. This woman lost her three brothers and a father in the crash.
A sad ending to one of the female passengers, this was her ticket to the Titanic and it is reported that she lost both of her three brothers and her father in the disaster.
17. This is the food menu from the Titanic, if you wondered what kind of food was even served.
The menu from the Titanic ship, guests could enjoy grilled food like:
- Mutton chops
- Chicken and more.
18. Wreckage recovered from the ocean bed.
Over the years many explorers wanted to reach the Titanic wreckage and rescue the remains ( and maybe find hidden treasures as well ) this is one of the pieces of the ship that was extracted from the bottom of the ocean.
19. A golden hand watch owned by Carl Asplund and held in front of a modern painting of Titanic.
Many items that were extracted from the wreckage of the Titanic were being auctioned or put in museums to show the memory from what is still considered the biggest sea disaster in history. This is a nice gold pocket watch.
20. These are the currencies from all around the world, found on Titanic.
Currencies from all over the world. explorers found money bills from many places around the world, showing that the Titanic had a rich passenger crowd.
Do you know any interesting facts about Titanic, have you heard the entire story? Let us know in the comments