While more press interest had been heaped upon the maiden voyage of RMS Olympic, Titanic’s maiden voyage
did receive its fair share of attention. Many Americans who had completed their Grand Tour of Europe wanted to be on board the first run out of the world’s largest ship
. Yet she was not full to capacity.
2nd April 1912
06.00-18.00 Belfast (Titanic Sea Trials)
08.00 Departs Belfast
(arrives on Thurs 4th April 1912, shortly after midnight).
10th April 1912
. Arrives in Cherbourg 90 minutes later.
08.10 Departs Cherbourg
11th April 1912
11.30 Arrives in Queenstown
(know as Cobh, Cork)
13.40 Departs Queenstown for New York City
14th April 1912
23.40 Titanic hits the iceberg
15th April 1912
02.20 Titanic founders
18th April 1912
21.00 Carpathia arrives in New York with the survivors of RMS Titanic
Titanic's Launch & Route
Titanic was launched at Harland & Wolff’s yard at Queen’s Island, Belfast Lough on May 31, 1911. The ship then sailed from Southampton
on April 10th, 1912, but called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland to take on more passengers. She then began her maiden voyage
proper across the Atlantic towards New York.
Four days into her journey, on the night of 14th April Titanic struck an iceberg
in the North Atlantic and was so badly damaged that she survived for less than three hours before she sank. Two thirds of Titanic’s passengers and crew were lost because there were not enough lifeboats to rescue everyone on board.
were picked up from the lifeboats by the Carpathia and taken to New York. Over 1500 people drowned.