Titanic's 100th Anniversary

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RMS Titanic
Length: 883 feet
Beam: 93 feet
Gross Tonnage: 46,328 tons
Net Tonnage: 24,900 tons
Decks: 9
Top Speed: 23 knots
Total Capacity: 3,547 passengers and crew
Lifeboat Total Rated Capacity: 1,179 persons
Cost: $7.5 million
(File/AP)
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Titanic leaves Southampton, England for New York City on April 10, 1912, with some 2,228 passengers and crew.
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The Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York. Five days into the journey, the ship struck an iceberg and sank. (File/AP)
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The Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York. Five days into the journey, the ship struck an iceberg and sank. (File/Library of Congress)
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Titanic's Captain Edward John Smith died when the ship sank. (AP/File)
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A radio telegram from the German ship Amerika to the Titanic to warn her crew of the icebergs that they eventually rammed, but the telegram was never deciphered by the ship's telegram operator. (File/AP)
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The iceberg that sank the Titanic, as seen from the steamship Carpathia. (Library of Congress)
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Titanic survivors on lifeboats on their way to the steamship Carpathia. (Library of Congress)
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Titanic survivors on lifeboats on their way to the rescue ship Carpathia. (Library of Congress)
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A lifeboat cushion from Titanic, decorated with an emblem of the White Star Line. About 1,500 passengers and crew died in the disaster. Few victims sank with the ship. Most drifted off in lifejackets and were killed by the cold ocean temperature. (File/AP)
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The life vest worn by Madeline Astor, wife of John Jacob Astor IV. About 1,500 passengers and crew died in the disaster. Few victims sank with the ship. Most drifted off in lifejackets and were killed by the cold ocean temperature. Among the famous victims were U.S. millionaire John Jacob Astor IV, industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim, streetcar magnate George Dunton Widener, and Macy's department store owner Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida. (Associated Press)
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The steamship Carpathia took on more than 700 survivors from Titanic's lifeboats. (Library of Congress)
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A group of Titanic survivors aboard the Carpathia, after being rescued. (Library of Congress)
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Harold Bride, one of Titanic's wireless operators, being carried up ramp of the ship with feet bandaged. (Library of Congress)
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Capt. A.H. Rostron of the Carpathia and Mrs. J.J. Brown, aka The Unsinkable Molly Brown. (Library of Congress)
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The port side forward expansion joint on the boat deck, in the vicinity of the officer's lavatory of the bow section of the shipwreck Titanic. (AP Photo/National Geographic)
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Pipes and the captain's bathtub are what remains of the captain's cabin on Titanic more than two miles underwater in the north Atlantic. (AP Photo/National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration)
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The giant propeller of the sunken Titanic lies on the floor of the North Atlantic. (File/AP)
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The Titanic's bow, two-and-a-half miles under the North Atlantic. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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A first class cabin on the Titanic. (AP Photo/Emory Kristof/National Gepgraphic)
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A set of keys used by Titanic crewman Samuel Hemming to unlock the door where the lifeboat lanterns were held is shown in this March 28, 2012 photo. (Associated Press)
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A porthole from the RMS Titanic was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the shipwreck. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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A hat from the RMS Titanic was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the shipwreck. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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A plate and cup from the RMS Titanic, decorated with a White Star emblem, was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the shipwreck. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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A bracelet from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the shipwreck. (AP Photo/RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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The trunk of Maj. Archibald W. Butt, an Augusta native who died when Titanic sunk, was recovered from the Titanic. (Special)

Description

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, while on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, sank about 700 nautical miles east of Nova Scotia, after striking an iceberg.

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