Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve probably heard of the Titanic or shed a few tears while watching the eerily accurate 1997 James Cameron film of the same name.
Whether you’re familiar with the fictional version or the much less glamorous reality, the basic premise of Titanic’s tragedy is the same.
The year was 1912 and construction on the famous ocean liner had finally been completed. The crew was given the okay to set off on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. It was smooth sailing under the navigation of Captain Edward Smith until the boat left the Queenstown, Ireland, port. At 11:40 ship time, the nearly 900-foot boat collided with an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic. The collision caused the ship’s hull plates to buckle and numerous watertight compartments aboard the ship were damaged. As the vessel filled with water, the boat broke apart and sank into the ocean. Nearly 1,500 of the almost 2,200 passengers, staff, and crew were killed.
The tragedy of the Titanic became worldwide news overnight and it has gone down in history as one of the most memorable shipwrecks.
If you’ve ever dreamed about experiencing the extreme glamour and glitz of being aboard the Titanic, you might be in luck.
Chinese officials have announced that they are in the process of building a full-size replica of the doomed boat called the “New Titanic.”
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