On the fifth day of its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, claiming the lives of more than 1500 people, after it collided with an iceberg. The Titanic, which was named the unsinkable ship before the incident, was a massive ship that spanned 883 feet from stern to bow. It was also described as the fastest ship back then.
While no photos depicted how the ship sunk, we have managed to collect several images of the historic vessel before and after the disaster which we guarantee will give you the chills.
1. All aboard!
Passengers make their way to the massive structure that will soon be the end of their lives.
2. The grandeur that was the Titanic.
The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic carried John Jacob Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune and considered the wealthiest at the time, industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim and his mistress, as well as widow and heiress Margaret “Molly” Brown.
3. On its way to the open sea.
A total of 3,327 (or 3,547 according to other sources) were on board the Titanic as it set sail towards its destination, which was New York City. Of this figure, only a little over 700 were rescued.
4. Titanic sets sail.
This is one of the photos taken several minutes after The Titanic set sail from Southampton in England on April 10, 1912.
5. The Unsinkable on its way to Queenstown, New York.
Out on the lonely sea, the shadowy image of the massive ship is captured in this photo.