ON THIS DAY (1912): THE TITANIC
- •Built in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- •Launched 31 May 1911
- •Sister ships, HMHS Britannic, RMS Olympic.
- •The Titanic sank in the Atlantic in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage.
- •2,224 passengers and crew on board.
- •But the ship only carried lifeboats for 1,178 people.
- •More than 1,500 people died.
- •Public inquiries in the UK and USA led to major improvements in maritime safety.