Where Did the Titanic Sink?


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The luxury passenger liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles from Newfoundland, Canada. Its last reported position prior to hitting the iceberg was at coordinates 41 degrees 46 minutes north latitude, 50 degrees 14 minutes west longitude.

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The wreckage was found about 13.5 miles southeast of the position given during the distress call. The bow and the stern of the ship were found approximately 2,000 feet apart. The ship left Queenstown, Ireland, on April 11, 1912, en route to New York. Late in the evening of April 14, the ship received numerous warnings of icebergs in the area, and a lookout spotted one in Titanic's path at 11:40 p.m. Thirty-seven seconds later, the Titanic hit the iceberg, and less than three hour later, the ship had sunk.

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