There is no disaster in history which can be talked about more than the sinking of the Titanic. It was a large disaster that shocked the whole world. Titanic and her sister, Olympic, were the largest and most luxurious liners ever built. Their sizes gave them an overwhelming feeling to others of safety and security. Titanic displaced 52, 310 long tons, was 882 feet, 9 inches long overall, 94 feet wide at her widest point, and 175 feet tall from the keel to the top of her four funnels. She was as tall as an 11 story building and a sixth of a mile long. It was no wonder that the 1,300+ passengers felt there was nothing that would threaten their safety.
1,522 people died on the night of April 14, 1912 and the morning of April 15, 1912. This number was out of the total 2,35 passengers and crew. This ratio is a record that would last until the early 1980s. There was controversy, still today, over the actions of other ships in the vicinity.
The aftermath of the sinking was felt all over the world where families, rich and poor, mourned over their perished relatives. There were many memorial services held In the decades that followed. The provisions produce by the inquiries were to save many more people than the amount that were lost in April of 1912. Since the sinking, the hull of the ship and all the cargo and baggage acted as a magnet in the minds of adventures. A few days after the sinking of Titanic, plans to salvage the ship began. It took until the mid-1980s to establish Titanic's exact position and people began to take as much fascination with the Titanic as they did in the past. Since the Titanic went down, there have been many other sinkings but despite this, the image of the Titanic and her sinking instantly brings on provoking images when she is mentioned.