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29th July 1908


The design for the Titanic was approved.

31st March 1909


The keel of Titanic was laid

31st May 1911

12 noon

The hull of Titanic was successfully launched


January 1912


Sixteen wooden lifeboats were fitted on board the Titanic

31st March 1912


The fitting of Titanic was completed

2nd April 1912


Titanic began sea trials

3rd April 1912


Titanic arrived in Southampton

10th April 1912

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Passengers arrived in Southampton and began boarding the ship.

10th April 1912


The Titanic set sail and began her maiden voyage.

10th April 1912


Titanic reached Cherbourg, France and picked up more passengers

11th April 1912

11.30 am

Titanic reached Queenstown, Ireland

12th, 13th April  1912


The Titanic sailed through calm waters.

14th April 1912


Throughout the day seven iceberg warnings were received

14th April 1912

11:40 p.m.

Lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg dead ahead. The iceberg struck the Titanic on the starboard (right) side of her bow.

14th April 1912

11:50 p.m.

Water had poured in and risen 14 feet in the front part of the ship

15th April 1912

12:00 a.m.

The captain was told the ship can only stay afloat for a couple of hours. He gave the order to call for help over the radio.

15th April 1912

12:05 a.m.

The orders was given to uncover the lifeboats and to get passengers and crew ready on deck. There was only room in the lifeboats for half of the estimated 2,227 on board.

15th April 1912

12:25 a.m.

The lifeboats began being loaded with women and children first. The Carpathia, southeast of the Titanic by about 58 miles, picked up the distress call and began sailing to rescue passengers.

15th April 1912

12:45 a.m.

The first lifeboat was safely lowered away. Although it could carry 65 people, it left with only 28 on board. The first distress rocket was fired. Eight rockets were fired the whole night.

15th April 1912

2:05 a.m.

The last lifeboat left the ship. There were now over 1,500 people left on the ship. The tilt of Titanic’s deck grew steeper and steeper.

15th April 1912

2.17 am

The last radio message was sent. The captain announced ‘Every man for himself’

15th April 1912

2:20 a.m.

The Titanic’s broken off stern settled back into the water, becoming more level for a few moments. Slowly it filled with water and tilted its end high into the air before sinking into the sea. People in the water slowly froze to death.

15th April 1912

3.30 am

Carpathia’s rockets were spotted by the survivors

15th April 1912

4:10 a.m.

The first lifeboat was picked up by the Carpathia.

15th April 1912

8:50 a.m.

The Carpathia left the area bound for New York. She had on board 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster

18th April 1912

9:00 p.m.

The Carpathia arrived in New York.

19th April to 25th May


American enquiry into the disaster was held

22nd April to 15th May


Several ships were sent to the disaster site to recover bodies. A total of 328 bodies were found floating in the area.

2nd May to 3rd July


British Board of Trade enquiry into the disaster was held


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