The most brilliant example of Belle Epoque: The Titanic

More than one century ago one of the most dreadful events in history took place: the sink of the Titanic ship.

The RMS Titanic was a British class liner Olympic, shipwrecked in the early hours of April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, due to a collision with an iceberg.

The second of a trio of ocean liners, the Titanic, along with its twin brothers Rms Olympic and HMHS Britannic, was designed to offer a weekly liner connection toAmerica and ensure dominance of ocean routes on the White Star Line. Built at the Harland and Wolf shipyardsshipyardsf from Belfast, the Titanic represented the highest expression of naval technology of the time and was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. During its her maiden voyage sithe collided with an iceberg at 11:40 pm on Sunday 14 April 1912.

The impact with the iceberg caused the opening of some leaks below the waterline, flooding the first 5 watertight compartments, the locker forward, all three mail holds and the boiler room 6 of the transatlantic, which 2 hours and 40 minutes later caused the ship to sink, causing it to break in two. In the shipwreck 1,518 people lost their lives, including crew members; only 705 people managed to survive, 6 of which were rescued among the people who ended up in the water. The event caused enormous public shock and led to the convening of the first conference on the safety of human life at sea…

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