The remains of RMS Titanic are located off the Newfoundland coast in the North Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 12,600 feet. Robert Ballard located the ship in 1985 and recovered many artifacts.
The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. A gash in the hull caused the ship to sink within a few hours. The ship had a capacity for 3,547 persons but lifeboats to accommodate only 1,178. On the maiden voyage, it carried 2,224 crew and passengers. When it sank, 1,500 people died. The RMS Carpathia rescued the 705 survivors. The disaster led to improvements in safety regulations.