April 17th, 1912 - The White Star Line charters the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Cable Ship Mackay-Bennetton to search the scene of the sinking for bodies...
April 17th, 1912
April 15, 1912
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.
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
April 14, 1912
April 14, 1912 began with Captain Smith leading Church service for first-class passengers at 11:00 am. One of the hymns sung was "For Those in Peril on the Sea"...
Throughout the day seven iceberg warnings were received...
At 11:40pm, Lookout Frederick Fleet spots an "iceberg right ahead." Appx. 37 seconds later, Titanic strikes the iceberg on the starboard (right) side of her bow...
By 11:50pm, over 14 feet of water was already in the front part of the ship...
April 13th, 1912
99 years ago on this day, Titanic's Chief Engineer reports to the Bridge that the fire in the coal bunkers has been extinguished. Titanic covers 519 miles. At 10:30 a.m. Captain Smith begins the daily inspection...
99 Years Ago Today....
On this day (April 12th), 99 years ago, several ships send the Titanic congratulatory messages on Her maiden voyage, and several more messages mentioned ice ahead...
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