Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic: 100 Years Sunk But Not Forgotten


Titanic, April 10, 1912

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.  The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.  She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage.  One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built in 1909 and finished in 1911 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  She carried 2,224 people. (Wikipedia)

I am not going to give you a long history about the ship, its passengers, and the tragic night when it sank.  I just wanted to acknowledge the anniversary and say a little prayer in remembrance of those who lost their lives on that dreadful night.

Titanic Captain Edward Smith, 1911
Titanic bow June 2004

2 comments:

  1. The sinking of the Titanic is so incredibly sad, that it's hard to even think about! I watched a very interesting segment about the Titanic anniversary on the CBS Sunday Morning Show today. It's worth watching:

    Titanic: A Tragedy Very Much Alive

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    1. Sorry I missed it. The sinking was a tragic event in history....very sad indeed.

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