You must have heard about the heart-wrenching story of the huge British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic. During its first voyage, it collided with a gigantic iceberg and sank into the North Atlantic ocean on April 15, 1912. There were over 1,500 fatalities in this one of the largest maritime disastrous crash.
The superb depiction of this awful disaster was done by Hollywood in the movie “Titanic” starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. We have collected 10 real images of the RMS Titanic, from its making to its crash, that is going to startle your mind for sure.
#1. The incredible construction of the RMS Titanic
This great post-construction shot of Titanic was taken just before its launch for the first voyage in Belfast Harbour, a part of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, on Queen’s Island. The Island is now more famous as the Titanic Quarter.
#2. Trailing of the Titanic into the sea
Among many other sea trials of Titanic, this trial took place specifically on April 2, 1912. A massive crowd was gathered to witness this huge seacraft accomplishing the last few testings of it in the water.
#3. The first narrow escape of the Titanic
The Titanic got lucky when its collision was barely avoided with another huge sized ship, The SS New York. The SS New York was meant to be another one of the fastest and the largest ships on the Atlantic.
#4. The very first picture of the Titanic in the Ocean
Here the Titanic was launched in the water but was still under construction. We can see how giant this ship looks in water, and there was yet to come after its ultimate construction. The ship was docked with the sea trials after the construction was completed.
#5. The huge size of the Titanic
When the ship travelled into Cork Harbour, this shot was taken that depicts the sheer mass and size of RMS Titanic. Imagine this enormous ship filled to the point of overflowing with passengers is leaving for its very first voyage into the ocean!
#6. The artistic portrayal of the sinking of the Titanic
Although it’s not a photograph of the Titanic but a mind-boggling depiction of a horrible reality. A brilliant artist Willy Stower created this image and titled it as “Der Untergang der Titanic”. The picture tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic while rescue boats are doing their operation among swimming survivors.
#7. The great Memorial of the Titanic
Many men gave their lives during the sinking of the Titanic in order to rescue women and children. This Titanic Memorial stands in Washington, DC to honour those courageous men. This 13 feet tall partially clothed stone statue stands with arms outstretched, the same position depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Titanic”.
#8. About to begin its first (and the last) journey
The giant Titanic was tied to the Southampton dock just before leaving for its voyage. As compared to the dock, the size of the ship looks immensely huge. Who knew the dark fate of this beautiful creation of man, for which everybody was excited to experience its journey.
#9. The iceberg with which the Titanic collided
A steward from another ship took the picture of this iceberg when he saw the red smears on it that shows a ship had recently crashed into it. Whereas, he was unaware of the fact that the Titanic was going down at that time after hitting this iceberg.
#10. The wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean
The ROV Hercules took this picture of the RMS Titanic’s bow in June 2004 on one of its deep sea voyages to the Titanic’s wreckage. You will cringe after seeing this horrible decay of the wreckage, but this reminds us of the deadly disaster that took place decades ago.
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