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Titanic was the biggest ship ever made It was a miracle of twentieth century technology The ship consisted of the most sophisticated safety devices of its time Yet on Sunday April 14 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg which soon led to disasterI read the book A Night To Remember written by Walter Lord The book is a minute by minute account of the Titanics fatal collision with an iceberg and how the tragedy brought out the best and worst of human natureThere were 2207 passengers aboard the Titanic This ship was called unsinkable People from all over the world came aboard the first voyage because of its reputation On April 10 1912 at 12 noon the Titanic left the Southampton dock and headed for New York At 700 pm they made its first stop at Cherbourg to pick up passengers They left two hours later for Queenstown The next day at 1230 pm Titanic arrived at Queenstown for passengers and mail At 200 pm it leaves for New York carrying 1316 passengers and 891 crew On April 15th at 1100 pm the Californian warns the Titanic of ice but before they could give the location they get cut off About forty minutes later the ship collides with an iceberg Twenty minutes later orders are given to uncover the boats and alarm the crew and passengers On April 15th at 1215 am they send the first distress call and are told that help wouldnt be there until three or four hours later About two hours later the ship was completely under water leaving 1556 passengers and crew in the deadly cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean About an hour later the survival boats come back to check if there where any lives left They picked up 54 people from the water An hour later the Carpathia came and picked up the 705 surviving passengers and docked in New YorkWhat the crew on the Titanic didnt
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