Today April 15th is 97 years Since the Titanic sank. Owned by the Liverpool based White Star Line.
April 14: Several ice reports are received by the crew of the Titanic.
11:39 p.m.: The Titanic is steaming along. Suddenly, lookouts see an iceberg dead ahead, 55 feet above the water. They sound the warning bell and telephone the bridge. The helmsman is ordered to make a hard turn and the engine room is told to shut down. But the side of the ship brushes the iceberg.
The impact is hardly noticed by many of the passengers.
11:50 p.m.: Captain Edward J. Smith asks for a visual inspection of the damage. Water has poured in and risen 14 feet in the front part of the ship.
12:00 a.m.: Smith is told the ship can only stay afloat for a couple of hours. He orders the distress call.
12:05 a.m.: Orders are given to lift the lifeboats. But there is not enough room in the lifeboats for everyone.
2:20 a.m.: The Titanic, filled with water, breaks in two and sinks vertically into the sea. 1,517 people lost their lives.