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.
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.
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.
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.
2:17 am - The last radio message was sent. The captain announced 'Every man for himself'
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.
3.30 am - Carpathia's rockets were spotted by the survivors
4:10 a.m. - The first lifeboat was picked up by the Carpathia.
8:50 a.m. - The Carpathia left the area bound for New York. She had on board 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster