Sunday, April 15, 2012

100th Anniversary Of Titanic Sinking

100th Anniversary Of Titanic Sinking

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic sinking out in the Atlantic Ocean, while on her maiden voyage. The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, and in the following photos we see her as she leaves Southampton, England for her infamous maiden voyage on April 10, 1912.

Where did the name Titanic come from? Take a look at the men standing next to the Titanic Propellers as seen below.

The Titanic visited Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland before she headed out into the Atlantic Ocean on her way to New York in the U.S.A. Notice in the photo above, on the back of the Titanic, underneath the TITANIC designation, it says LIVERPOOL, which was where the ship was registered.

On April 14, four days after she left Europe she was 375 miles south of Newfoundland, when she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. At 2:18 am, The Titanic began sinking with more than 1000 passengers still on-board. Passengers in the water died almost instantly from hypothermia.

The Titanic sinking remains, to this day, one of the most traumatic moments in history. I just put up some amazing Titanic stories which appear under this story.

BTW, when the Titanic sank, it was obviously not waterproof, and since we have been examining the history of waterproof watches lately on Jake's Rolex World, it is interesting that Rolex did not bring the worlds first waterproof watch to market until 1926, which was 14 years after the Titanic sank–just to put things into perspective.

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