Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The RMS Titanic

Ghosts of the Titanic
100th Year Anniversary
April 14, 1912  

In the evening hours of April 14, 1912, the Atlantic Ocean was clear, calm and cold.
However, the sea was greedy that night. It wanted the RMS Titanic and all who sailed it.
The ship struck an iceberg, sank  -  and the sea refused to give up its dead. 
It might have taken the last breath of 1,517 souls,
but it really stole the souls of all 2200 passengers that night.

After crossing 1860 miles across the Atlantic, the Titanic, on her maiden voyage,
was only 222 miles from her New York City destination.

The voyage

 The Titanic was a British four funnelled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York.

Constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
 she the largest vessel afloat at that time.

Photo taken from passenger Jake and Kate Odell.  The Odell family boarder in Southampton and left at Queenstown.

Photo taken from passenger's Jake and Kate Odell.  This pic is the side of the ship as the Odell's were leaving (via tender) to Queenstown.

On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and crew, four days later the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank. 1517 people died and 706 survived.

Ghosts of the Titanic
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Series #3  click HERE
RMS Titanic 100 Years, click HERE

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  1. Such a sad tragedy that we are still fascinated with 100 years later! It's good to be reminded of history and hopefully we have learned from it. Thanks for such an interesting post Diane!

  2. Interesting post, Diane, and how fortunate the Odell family must have felt that they only went on part of the journey.
    No matter how many times I read about this tragedy it never fails to have an impact.
    A new drama series has just started over here about the Titanic, I think you might have it in Canada too.

  3. If it wasn't for the sinking, that would have been a beautiful ship to to cruise! WoW =)

  4. This is such a tragic event! I remember the movie and I noticed there is a miniseries on CBC right now called Titanic. These are great photos. Pamela

  5. I'll be watching tonight - I enjoyed last week's episode.

  6. This is such a sad tragedy. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting usvia Wow Us Wednesdays.