She was nicknamed the “unsinkable”: the ship that couldn’t sink.
However, on the evening of April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg.
The hull was pierced. Very quickly, water rushed into the ship.
The weight of the water broke the ship in two and dragged it to the bottom, taking with it nearly 1,500 passengers into the dark and icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
But why are we still talking about the Titanic?
First of all, because of the 2,200 passengers, only about 700 survived. Mostly women and children of the first class: the richest.
t would have taken 40 lifeboats to save everyone. The ship had only 20…
…and they were only half full.
Secondly, because this ship, at the cutting edge of technology at the time, sank on its maiden voyage.
It was also famous for its luxury facilities: four dining rooms, a library, theater, barber shop, minigolf course and a swimming pool!
The curse of the Titanic is a fantasy that has inspired movies, books, and even fake news!
The wreck was found rusting at a depth of 4,000 meters in 1985 and could disappear in twenty years, devoured by rust-eating bacteria: Halomonas titanicae.
The Titanic will then become… a ghost ship!