The Titanic set sail for New York from the White Star Dock in Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. Most of her crew also came from or lived in the area.Know More
The White Star Dock, which was renamed Ocean Dock in 1911, was a deep water dock. The Titanic left from Berth 44.
The White Star Line had relocated their transatlantic operations from Liverpool to Southampton in 1907, establishing the city as England's most important passenger port. At the time of the Titanic's departure, Southampton's economy was flourishing and the port had 23 steamship companies in operation. Some of these were crucially important, such as Royal Mail, Union Castle and American Lines.Learn more about Modern Europe
The RMS Titanic left on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, England. This was its only journey, as the ship sank on April 15, 1912, five days after its departure.Full Answer >
On April 2, 1912, the Titanic was finished being built. The keel and hull were completed on May 13, 1911, but workers needed another year to install the engines and funnels and finish the interior.Full Answer >
The Titanic sank to a depth of approximately 13,000 feet in the north Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The depth was not discovered until a joint French-U.S. expedition found the ship in 1985.Full Answer >
More than 1500 people lost their lives with the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. The Titanic was believed to be unsinkable, and it was not equipped with enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew.Full Answer >