18 Photos Showing the Real Story Behind the Titanic

On April 10th, 1912, the legendary cruise ship known as the Titanic, thought to be unsinkable, sails to New York from Southampton, England. As everyone knows, this inaugural journey was also the ship’s very last. You probably have seen the famous 1997 James Cameron movie, but it’s less likely that you will have seen these chill-inducing photos.

First, read a few impressive numbers about the Titanic:

  • It was 269 meters long
  • It held a 885-member crew as well as 2,471 passengers
  • It contained 10 decks and boasted a cruising speed of 39 km/h
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