It's been 100 years since the disaster that befell the “unsinkable” Titanic.
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton with 2,200 passengers. Four days later, she collided with an iceberg and sank, resulting in the death of 1,500 people on board. April 14, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster. The Encyclopedia Titanica offers interesting facts about the ship, and a list of biographies for all the survivors and victims of the tragedy.
Survivors of the Titanic
It’s been 100 years since the famously “unsinkable” Titanic sunk, and over that time, the British Broadcasting Company has heard from several men and women about the night they could never forget. The BBC Archives on the Titanic contains audio and video programs where survivors recount their memories from the sinking.
Titanic Inquiry Project
Many Titanic survivors testified about their experience at the United States Senate and British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiries shortly after the disaster. The documents, which are each over 1,000 pages long, have been transcribed by a dedicated group of Titanic researchers and made available to the public. Read actual testimonies from the crew and passengers that lived through the tragic event.
Since the wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, there has been a fascination with anything to do with the ship, especially with the artifacts discovered on the ocean floor. RMS Titanic, inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover these objects from the Titanic, and they have made eight expeditions to photograph and gather objects from the wreck for the public to view, either at their traveling exhibit or through images on their site. You can also read poignant stories about individuals aboard the ship when it sank.