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The Titanic

The Titanic was built in Belfast, 1912.She was the largest ship ever built. Titanic was also known to be unsinkable measuring 296 metres. On April 10 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York carrying 891 crew and 1317 passengers. The captain of the ship was Edward John Smith. He was a very experienced sailor. Titanic carried rich people and poor people who wanted to start a new life in America. For the first three days, the Titanic sailed through calm waters. Unfortunately on the fourth day it turned to Canada where the waters turned icy.

At 11:40pm on April 14th the ship’s crew saw a huge ice-berg. They called for Captain Smith. He tried to steer the ship around but scraped the side of the Titanic. It made a huge hole which got to the five compartments on the bottom floor and the ship couldn’t hold the water anymore and plunged to the bottom of the sea.
705 people survived from 2000. A ship named the Carparthia heard from the SOS but saw no sign of the Titanic when it got to where the ship had sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.
Dr Robert Ballard found the remains of the Titanic in 1985.

BY Rosie S



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