Titanic Journey

Titanic image courtesy of the National Museums Northern Ireland Collection

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.


Titanic Timeline:

2nd April 1912
06.00-18.00 Belfast (Titanic Sea Trials)
08.00 Departs Belfast for Southampton (arrives on Thurs 4th April 1912, shortly after midnight).

10th April 1912
Departs Southampton. 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's Route Titanic's 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.

Survivors were picked up from the lifeboats by the Carpathia and taken to New York. Over 1500 people drowned.

Watch our video on Titanic survivors- click here for video


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i really find this interesting and would know want to watch the titanic with my boyfriend.
fatimah rahman 26 February 2013
I have been interested in Titanic since I watched the movie. I wanted to know more fact about the survivors and the drowner. I also have sympathy for them. Now I think I would make a nice chart on this and make everyone aware about Titanic.
AnubhavRanjan 14 January 2013
I have been interested in the Titanic ever since I was 7 years old. I am 11 years old now. I am doing a school project on the ship and want to know if you know of a good animated video about the titanic sinking with or without commentary. I really need this so I can add a visual effect to my project. Thank you!
Dashiell A. D. Tucker 30 December 2012

Passengers total on board of titanic 2,223
Passengers survived 706
Passengers lost 1,517

Percentage survived 31.8%
Percentage lost 68.2%

Aboard 899
Survived 214
Lost 685
Percent survived 23.8%
Percent lost 76.2%

Third class
Aboard 710
Survived 174
Lost 536
Percent survived 24.5%
Percent lost 75.5%

Second class
Aboard 285
Survived 174
Lost 166
Percent survived 41.7%
Percent lost 58.3%

First class
Aboard 329
Survived 199
Lost 130
Percent survived 60.5%
Percent lost 39.5%
Cali 06 December 2012
There was 2,223 passengers on board arms titanic. 706 survivors .

You can also search titanic route map too
Cali 06 December 2012
this is so said
pete 03 December 2012
How many people were on board before the tragedy
PETER KIAGO 29 November 2012
so sad i feel so sorry
mahir miah 12 November 2012
I'm doing a report of the Titanic in my history and found this website about the Titanic, I haven't read the website yet but i think it will be a great help. :D
Gareth Fleet 18 October 2012
I wonder if any of my ancestors were on here ! thought id take a look
H. Styles 05 October 2012
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