Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. She never reached New York, her intended destination. The ship struck an iceberg on the night of April 14 and sank in the early morning hours of April 15.

1,522 of its 2,227 passengers lost their lives; 705 were rescued by the nearby ship Carpathia. Contemporary accounts of the building, launching, and sinking of the ship are included here as well as articles about the inquiry that followed.

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Titanic in the News : 1912 Timeline of Events