The Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg, which tore a hole in the side of the ship and flooded six compartments with water. Thirty-eight thousand tons of water rushed to fill the ship, which resulted in the ship break... More »

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The Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg and was not able to stay afloat as it took on water. The impact with the iceberg punctured the hull in five separate compartments that were not watertight; these compartments ha... More »

Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg as it was sailing from the United Kingdom to the United States on its maiden voyage in 1912. The ship was the largest passenger ship, luxurious and the most advanced of its time. More »

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Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg as it was sailing from the United Kingdom to the United States on its maiden voyage in 1912. The ship was the largest passenger ship, luxurious and the most advanced of its time. More »

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The Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg and was not able to stay afloat as it took on water. The impact with the iceberg punctured the hull in five separate compartments that were not watertight; these compartments ha... More »

At the Titanic's beam, or widest point at the nautical waterline, it measured 92 feet 6 inches. Compared to modern ocean cruisers, this is somewhat small; the Costa Concordia, which foundered in 2012, measured 116 feet a... More »

Of all the passengers and crew on the Titanic, 1,517 people died during its sinking. This number made up approximately 68 percent of all of the people on board of the ship during its maiden voyage. Of the total casualty ... More »