On the 12th of April the luxery crusier R.M.S Titanic left the harbour of Southampton on a voyage that would become her first and only trip over the ocean.
On the night of April 14th Titanic struk an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the ocean, only 700 people of a total 3457 where saved by Carpathia. Over 2000 people died in one of the biggest disasters in the world even to date. Mostly of the blame for the incident have gone to Captian Edward Smith but since he and many other died on the ship it has been hard to get to know the real story behind.
Some of the people on the Titanic become famous afterwards, like Unsikable Molly Brown, Fredrik Fleet.
The wrekage of Titanic was found in 1985 by Robert Ballard and since then there has been a huge comercial market surrounding the tradegy, a couple of films has been made, the most famous is the one whit Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead, thousands of books have been written, and even water from the atlantic have been sold on cans named ”Atlantic water, water that could have touched the Titanic”.
In May of 2009 the last survivor from the Titanic, 97 year old Millvina Dean passed away.
Several objects has been retrived from the Titanic and is part of an exebihtion. There is also items that has been sold on auctions, suchs as a lifebelt, a letter and a key that is supposed to have opened the locker to the binockulars.
In April 2012 there will be remebrance partys across the world for the Titanic and all the lifes lost 100 years ago.
Edward John Smith, mostly referd to as E.J. Smith or Captain Smith was born 27 January 1850 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in England. On the 12th of July 1887 he married Sara Eleanor Pennington, They had a daughter Helen Melville Smith and was born in Waterloo Lancashire in 1898.
Even though Smith died in 1912 during the sinking of Titanic its not known how he died.