“The partly filled lifeboat standing by about 100 yards away never came back. Why on Earth they never came back is a mystery. How could any human being fail to heed those cries.” – Jack B Thayer, Titanic survivor.
“The sounds of people drowning are something that I can not describe to you, and neither can anyone else. Its the most dreadful sound and there is a terrible silence that follows it.” – Eva Hart, Titanic survivor.
“I heard a graphic account of how the Titanic up-ended herself and remained poised like some colossal nightmare of a fish, her tail high in the air, her nose deep in the water, until she dived finally from human sight.” – Arthur Rostron, Captain of the rescue ship Carpathia.
More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives when the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank en route to New York from Southampton on her maiden voyage in April 1912.
Recently, fresh evidence has surfaced of a fire in the ship’s hull, which experts now believe was the primary cause of the ship’s fate.
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