On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail for its maiden voyage from Southampton, England (United Kingdom) to New York City. It was hailed as the largest and most luxurious ship ever built. Its engineers believed it was so structurally sound as to be “unsinkable.” They were wrong.
The ship sank early April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg, which tore a hole in the ship’s hull. At least 1,500 of the 2,200 passengers and crew aboard the ship died. The disaster is still remembered more than 100 years later. Museums and memorials are found in Belfast, Ireland as well as the United States.
Questions and Answers
Question: Why did so many people die on the Titanic?
Answer: Several reasons. The ship was not equipped with enough life jackets for everyone. Additionally, no one expected or believed that the ship could sink. The ship sank quite quickly and they were unprepared.
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