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    Titanic famously sank on April 14, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, US. The British passenger liner, under the captain of Edward Smith, had roughly 2,200 passengers on board when it collided with an iceberg shortly before midnight an accident which saw more than 1,500 people lose their lives. However, that story is not the real case, according to a former professional mariner, who is experienced in the waters of the North Atlantic where Titanic sank.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/11...ward-smith-spt
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    In 2008 on the QE2 whilst homeward bound on the world cruise, We stopped the ship right over the top of the TITANIC, on April 14 , the 96th anniversary.
    we had a Service over the wreck and wreaths were cast into the sea.
    An American Coast Guard plane flew over and dropped wreaths, the nearest ice berg was 25 miles away.
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    On Sunday 14th April 2019, ceremonies will be held in Cobh to mark the 107th anniversary of the tragedy. The ceremonies, in the last port of call of the Titanic will remember all those who died when the ship sank, but in particular the passengers who boarded in Cobh. The ceremony which is an annual event organised by Cobh Tourism will start at 2.30pm.

    107th Anniversary of Titanic sinking to be remembered in Cobh | Cobh
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    Just a correction, the Titanic sank on the 15th of April. She hit the iceberg at 23.40hours on the 14th.
    At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before.
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    Titanic: Draining the Wreck

    Sunday 14th, April, 9:00pm - 10:00pm

    Science documentary. Using state-of-the-art instruments to map the wreck of the Titanic and its surroundings, scientists create a 3D model of the ship and its resting place on the sea floor, before 'draining' the water to provide a crystal clear view of the most famous of shipwrecks.

    Possibly of interest, just starting channel 5.

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    Just watching it now fascinating.

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    A Night to Remember 1958 Trailer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxl8...2PsnuPyLkExYWo
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    I wonder, had in not been for her disaster would the regulations regarding life boats and life boat drill have come into being?

    Possibly over time but I fear not for many years.
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    Lifeboats for all.

    Another transformation in the weeks following the Titanic disaster concerned the number of lifeboats carried on passenger ships. The British Board of Trade regulated the number of lifeboats carried aboard British passenger vessels, and its simple rule was that any vessel weighing more than 10,000 tons must carry 16 lifeboats. The Titanic exceeded this requirement, carrying 16 wooden lifeboats plus 4 collapsible boats; all the lifeboats combined could carry just under 1,200 people, or about half those onboard. The regulations of the United States and Germany were tougher, requiring sufficient lifeboats for about two thirds of the total capacity on a ship the size of the Titanic. Since few expected the Titanic to sink, little thought had been given to use of the lifeboats.

    In 1914, the International Conference on Safety Of Life At Sea agreed on a treaty that called for every ship to carry sufficient lifeboats for all persons on board. It also mandated lifeboat drills, and that sufficient crew members be trained in manning the boats. Never again would so many die for lack of proper equipment.

    https://www.whoi.edu/know-your-ocean...0lQRRwDSROB6us
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