On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on its first voyage . Many passengers were aboard the cruise ship. It was supposed to cross across the Atlantic Ocean. It set off from England to New York.
Four days later, the Titanic struck an iceberg. The ship flooded. It sank to the bottom of the sea. Some people got into lifeboats. But there were not enough lifeboats for everyone. Many people did not survive.
At the time, the Titanic was the biggest ship ever built. It was almost as long as three football fields. The ship took two years and many workers to construct. The Titanic had 10 decks and many sections for passengers.
First-class passengers had fancy meals. The Titanic was also one of the first ships with electric lights in all of its rooms. The Titanic sank more than 100 years ago. But scientists and historians still study the ship. They dive underwater and look at the shipwreck. What stories do you think they are piecing together?
Did You Know?
There are rules today that passenger ships must follow on long trips between countries. They must carry enough lifeboats for all passengers.