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THE TITANIC FACT-FILE

The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland in 1912 by the White Star-Line. She measured 269m by 28m and she was the largest and most luxurious ship of her time. The Titanic was captained by Edward John Smith, a very experienced sailor. On April 10th, she set sail from Southampton to New York, carrying 891 crew and 1317 passengers.
On the 4th day of sailing in Newfound, Canada, the waters turned icy but she still carried on. At 11:40pm on April 13th from steaming so fast in dangerous waters, she crashed into a huge ice berg and a hole was ripped in the side of the boat. The Titanic was only capable of 4 compartments being flooded and the water made the boat far too brittle and the water flooded 5. The crew had less than 3hours to fill the life boats with crew and passengers. So many people refused to get off, not knowing what danger they were in.

Fortunately, a ship only 93 kilometres away heard the R.M.S S.O.S but by the time they got there, there was no sign of the Titanic. The ship took the remaining passengers to New York too see how they could help.

By Rebecca W

 


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