Saturday, April 14, 2012

In Memory of the RMS Titanic

On the night of April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic was on its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City

It was a beautiful ship inside and out. It had many luxuries.

It hoped to make it to New York faster then any previous ships. But its fate was already sealed when it struck an iceberg which ripped open the side of the ship. It had boasted that it was unsinkable. The tragedy claimed more than 1500 of the 2228 passengers and crew on board. There was not enough life boats for all on-board. Many of the life boats were launched only partly filled that night.

Titanic struck the iceberg about 11:40 pm on April 14th and sank just a few hours later at 2:20 am on April 15th. People were shocked to hear of the sinking because it was thought to be unsinkable.

John Astor and his wife where one of the wealthiest people on board. This above picture is of John Astor's funeral. Madeleine Astor & unborn son survived the tragedy.

The wreckage of the Titanic was not discovered until 1985.

Since then many artifacts from Titanic have been recovered from the sea bed.

Millvina Dean was only 9 weeks old when she survived. She was the youngest on board. Millvina passed away at the age of 97 in 2009.

Death has now claimed all of Titanic's passengers.

The Titanic tragedy has inspired many books, films, plays and artwork. I believe as the years so by it will inspire many more.


Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wonderful post about a tragedy that still captures our interest and our hearts, Cherrie! The only thing I would add is that another survivor -- Eva Hart, perhaps? -- died in 1997. Millvina Dean actually survived until May 31, 2009 and died at the age of 97. I just ordered the remastered DVD of "A Night to Remember." That's supposed to be the most faithful of the films about the Titanic tragedy. Thanks for reminding us about this major anniversary.

Cherrie said...

You are right! I rechecked my notes and made the correction. Thank You!

Kori Donahue said...

Great post honey!!!! Kori xoxo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey I always am fascinated to read about the Titanic. It is such a sad story and so hard to imagine.
Thanks for reminding me it was today.
Hope your well and having a good weekend

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Very informative blog post. Are you a fan of the Titanic movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? It's one of my favorite movies. I'd like to go to the theater and see it on 3D.