The Titanic met its fate when it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland. The accident occurred around 11:30 PM. It is believed that it took a little over an hour to begin evacuation procedures. Lifeboats were not being filled to capacity. Instead, evacuation crews were putting roughly half of their recommended weight and space limit.
Amazingly, The Titanic managed to stay afloat for approximately three hours, before flooding to capacity. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board, over 1,500 perished in the wreck.Learn more about Modern History