Sinking of the RMS Titanic



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1911/05/31 Completed 2 April 1912, the RMS Titanic is launched from Queen's Island in Belfast Harbour in the presence of Lord Pirrie, J Pierpoint Morgan, J Bruce Ismay and 100,000 onlookers.
1911/12/18 Mr and Mrs Hershey book a first class suite on the RMS Titanic, but cancel their reservations due to a business conflict
1912/04/00 Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt decides not to sail on the RMS Titanic
1912/04/10 Washington Roebling boards RMS Titanic with ticket No PC 17590 (50Pound 9s 11d) for cabin A-24.
1912/04/10 Francis Millet boards the RMS Titanic in Cherbourg, France with ticket No 13509. Cherbourg, Normandy
1912/04/14 After the SS CALIFORNIAN halts for the night, operator Cyril Evans warns the TITANIC of a large field of drift ice.
1912/04/14 About 10 minutes before the Titanic hits the iceberg, the closest ship to Titanic, the SS Californian, turns off her Marconi Wireless receiver.
1912/04/14 RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City.
1912/04/15 Titanic's Marconi Wireless operator, Jack Phillips, sends one of stricken liners last intelligible radio messages. Jack Phillips perished but Titanic's other radio operator, Harold Bride, survived.
1912/04/15 Charles Lightoller commands the lowering lifeboats on the port side of the boat deck, allowing "women and children only" instead of "women and children first", lifeboats depart the ailing liner with empty seats.
1912/04/15 Guggenheim and his valet, Victor Giglio, are last seen seated in deck chairs in the foyer of the Grand Staircase sipping brandy and smoking cigars, ready to accept their fate. Both men went down with the ship. Their bodies were never identified.
1912/04/15 RMS Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg
1912/04/15 Molly Brown and Lifeboat No 6 are rescued by RMS Carpathia
1912/04/15 American Marconi manager David Sarnoff and operator J H Hughes at the company's station on top of the John Wanamaker department store receive wireless messages from Siasconsett, Sagaponack, Cape Cod, Hatteras and Sable Island forwarding Titanic's sinking. Wanamaker's Department Store, New York City
1912/04/15 Hearst Newspapers sets up a temporary branch office at the American Marconi wireless station on top of the John Wanamaker department store to report on the Titanic disaster. Wanamaker's Department Store, New York City
1912/04/15 Charles Lightoller is the last Titanic survivor to board the RMS Carpathia.
1912/04/15 Thousands of people gather outside the White Star office at 9 Broadway to learn the fate of Titanic's passengers. Bowling Green Fence and Park, New York City
1912/04/15 White Star Line sends a typed letter to Berry Bros and Co to report the loss of 69 cases of the firm's wines and spirits onboard the Titanic. No mention is made of the lives that were lost. Berry Bros and Rudd Shop, London
1912/04/16 Too afraid to leave the building, officials read the names of the deceased from the balcony of the White Star Line building to crowds below. Albion House, Liverpool, Liverpool
1912/04/18 Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary provides sanctuary to steerage passengers of the Titanic James Watson House, New York City
1912/04/18 RMS Carpathia arrives in New York with survivors from the Titanic Pier 54, New York City
1912/04/19 Rev W Montague Geer leads a memorial for the victims of the Titanic: for those, who, whether prepared to meet their God or not, were suddenly called upon, in the darkness at dead of night to cry, many of them in the anguish of their souls. St Paul's Chapel, New York City
1912/04/255 Jacques Heath Futrelle is lost at sea during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
1912/05/00 Annie Caton reaches the White Star Line offices to be paid for her work on the Titanic. Her hours are calculated, pay ended and employment terminated at the moment the ship went down. Canto served on other White Star liners until her retirement at 60. Albion House, Liverpool, Liverpool
1912/05/02 Funeral services for Francis Millet are held in the chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridge
1912/05/13 Crewmembers from RMS Oceanic recover Titanic's 'Collapsible A' lifeboat with the decomposing bodies of three Titanic passengers.
1915/04/30 Captain William Turner gives evidence before Judge Julius Mayerat in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York during a hearing for limiting the liabilities from the sinking of the Titanic.
1931/05/26 Titanic Memorial in Washington, DC is unveiled. Titanic Memorial, Washington, DC

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Boat Type: Ocean Liner


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