The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. It’s been more than 100 years ago, yet it still haunts us today.
Many photos were taken to document what happened to the Titanic, though many were never shown to the public or forgotten about with time. Check out these amazing pictures and read some incredible facts about the Titanic below each one!
The Dreaded Iceberg
This is a photo of the iceberg that was believed to be the one that the Titanic hit. It doesn’t look very large, but as the saying goes, “is just the tip of the iceberg.” The damaging piece was below the water.
Last Known Photo
This is the last known photo taken before the Titanic sank. As you can see, it was captured by someone not on board. It’s breathtaking and ominous at the same time.
Here you see several first class passengers aboard the Titanic. It might look normal, but they are actually being served drinks at the ship goes down. Refreshments included coffee, tea and chocolate.
You probably know that there were not enough lifeboats on the Titanic for everyone. This is a photo taken of 13 of them after being used to rescue people from the sinking ship.
Survivors on the Carpathia
Fortunately for some aboard the Titanic, the Carpathia came along and rescued them. This is a photo of the survivors on board after being pulled from the lifeboats. It sure doesn’t look like too many people were rescued.
Imagine the relief of these survivors as the Carpathia pulled alongside them. These are a few of the people who were rescued from the wreckage and brough to safety.
The water looks relatively calm, but these people must have been scared. After all, their ship had sunk and they were left adrift in the ocean. Fortunately, they were rescued.
There was a lot of blame placed by some people on Captain Smith. Depsite that, he went down with his ship after doing what he could to stop the disaster. He’s a hero to some people.
Waiting for Survivors
This rare photo shows friends and family members waiting to hear news of the survivors of the Titanic. When they arrived, many of these people learned the worst.
Read All About It
Here’s a photo of a young boy selling newspapers declaring news of the disaster. People all over the world were shocked to learn of the sinking. After all, the Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown survived the sinking of the Titanic. In this photo she presents the captain of the Carpathia with a reward for his bravery in rescuing survivors from the ship.
Here’s a rare photo of a family who made it out of the water together. No doubt they were first class passengers. Many people below decks died when the ship went down.
Just Before Sailing
These early photos of the Titanic took on new significance after the ship sank. This photo shows work still being done on the ship.
The joyous occasion of watching this ship set sail was soon overshadowed by the sinking. It’s hard to look at the photo without thinking about the tragedy was soon to come.
Little did this photographer know that this would be a final goodbye to a magnificent ship. It wasn’t see you again in this case.