Titanic: The History & Maiden Voyage of the Luxury Liner | Documentary

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  • I just wanna cry and bawl my eyes out about this. Any disasters that happen today idc about. But the titanic I just cry and cry. And if there was ever a titanic II. I'd do anything to be on it

  • it was not preventable, they actually believed it couldnt sink. thats not a flaw in the ship.. thats the human flaw. they thought believed, and they were wrong.

  • 4:25 what you state is partially incorrect. The RMS Olympic was damaged by the HMS Hawke on her fifth trip not her maiden voyage.

  • Yet lusitania was hit by a torpedo and never broke up nor sunk the same way the titanic did so can someone clear up why they never close the water tight doors or did that ship never had them?

  • Only an idiot would replicate a sunk ship and call it Titanic 2.. A dumb Aussie who else..

  • I'm sure Titanic was meant to visit Liverpool before she made the crossing but couldn't due to the weather.

  • I love these documentaries about the Titanic. Great job!!!

  • Had the Titanic not been going full blast through an Ice field she would have survived. But even if she did hit the Iceberg had the Californian ignored her she would have been saved. Maybe if she flat plowed straight into the Iceberg she would have been damaged but not severely. Britannic was originally supposed to be named "Gigantic" but the Company changed the name before she was finished. What people don't know is that the Binoculars were locked in a cabinet. the only person with the key had left the shift before it left port, making it that more difficult to see the iceberg. They should have had spot lights or something as a backup.

  • "Merchantile." "Grand-Wah." hahahahahaha…..

  • Very well done.

  • John Jacob Astor IV
    was worth 2,100,000,000 dollars in 1911, that means he would be worth 55,900,894,736.84 dollars today

  • 3.32 there's smoke coming out of the 4th fake funnel. how come?

  • Very well done you provided information that is not included in many other documentary

  • Certainly one of best documentary on H.M.S. TITANIC I've seen in all my 67 years knocking about this globe. Short (which I enjoyed) and stuffed full with a plethora of informational nuggets. Beautiful job….very well done.

  • Great Doco on the famous ship.

  • I don't believe in curses. However given that all three ships of the class suffered calamities.
    Olympic, suffered damage on her maiden voyage, Titanic struck an ice burg on her maiden voyage and sank, Britanic was converted to a hospital ship during WWI and on her maiden voyage was attacked and sank. One hell of a coincidence.

  • I dont understand how the titanic splitting in half during the sinking was only discovered in 1985? So not one of the survivors watching on in the lifeboats saw it split in half?? Weird.

  • Thank you for yet another beautiful, well crafted video. It’s videos like this that keep me glued to your channel & I always look forward to what you post. Titanic is one of my favorite pieces of history that I enjoy learning about. Keep up the outstanding work man & I look forward to many more videos.

  • Excellent. He deals with isues so many many many others avoid and have not integrated to the sinking. Thanks! I am still skeptical even of the actual iceberg which could easily been part of the whole setup, easily. whether towed into place, made large or even present with photo trickery or just added by specfic suggestion to key witnesses or other factors. Either way, the ever circling lies and falsehooods for so many decades, which obviously are NOT just "perspective," primarily from the company and its officers in opposition to the survivors makes it seem this thing was rigged even before the thing left dock, like so many false flag operations before it. And, connect the dots, the biggest, baddest to date passed the following year, the Federal Reserve Act!, 1913! Yep, there is ALWAYS a hidden connection when the wealthiest men of the world are fighting against the most powerful men of the world. Think Jekyl Island of course, Astor Guggenheim et al.

  • Rip
    The Queen
    Of the sea

  • Erro do capitao..nao estava na ponte de comando ao . Leme atento..foi negligente.. soube de anuncios de iceberg na rota e nao se importou ..se achou superior aos icebergs..a culpa foi sua negligencia e orgulho

  • Uma foto do bote salvavida com gente ao lado do navio e duvidosa pois era noite e nos equipamentos da epoca..so se aquela foto era do navio carphatia.

  • Para se rachar no.meio.. foi mal construido

  • The narrators accent is fucking annoying

  • at 25:24 it's said titanic struck the iceberg on the left, which is a contradiction to even the image shown. she struck the iceberg on her starboard (right) side. catching that mistake should have been easy. good video overall!

  • Absolutely excellent effort in your documentaries..really love your channel..keep up the good work👍

  • Absolutely brilliant documentary, thank you for upload…..And so sad….

  • Ive watched this video more times than I care to admit haha I'm obsessed with this ship.

  • I’m just curious you have a picture of the fireman . Was this before or after ?!!!

  • That's the first time I've heard of collapsible boat A being found with three bodies who'd died of starvation on board

  • Getting into your dinner wear to go down in. That's some manly shit right there!

  • The fire on board was actually a coal fire. This contributed to the sinking in two ways. The first way the fire contributed, is because Titanic was low on coal, due to the recent miner's strike, and because the standard coal fire procedure was to shovel it all out. These two coinciding factors meant that if titanic slowed down, stopped or diverted of course too much, there would not be enough coal to make it to New York. The second contribution this fire had the ships sinking, is that it weakened the metal. I don't mean the hull plating, but one of Titanic's watertight compartments. One of the crew members reported seeing where the compartment metal "had been red hot." Another crew member reports that water burst through the watertight compartment during the sinking, not over it. The ship would have floated much longer, however, this vital compartment collapsed, the ship rapidly sank. Bruce Ismay also sent a telegraph to the white star line to send all rescued coal crews strait back to work, as they were not to be interviewed. Bruce knew about the fire.

  • terrific documentary, but I found some new information.

  • Note: Olympic was NOT struck by H.M.T Hawke during her maiden voyage, but rather on her fourth voyage, while on her way back from New York. (Please correct me if I'm wrong about this date.)

    Note 2: The iceberg didn't rip a three hundred foot gash, but a few, six at most, seven to eleven foot long rips.
    But other than that, this documentary is the most accurate Titanic documentary I've ever seen!

  • Third Class Accommodation on the Titanic, whilst not luxurious would have been comfortable compared to the slums of Liverpool or Belfast…

  • Very good documentary; informative, no distracting music and some info, even as a Titanic enthusiast I didn't previously realise.

    I was born in Belfast on 1st Sep 1985 (the day the ship was rediscovered) and Thomas Andrews may have lived in my grandparent's house, so I feel something of a connection

  • I feel Ismay has been unfairly vilified by history. There is zero evidence he pushed past women and children and in fact he only got on a lifeboat when ordered to do so.

  • Great video

  • Great work on this documentary, very enjoyable to watch and well directed. You should be proud of this tribute to the RMS Titanic

  • If the titanic was equipped with life boats just enough for transport from one sinking ship to a rescue ship then the builders of the ship and its company are at fault for not having a chaperoned vessel traveling alongside it in close proximity

  • The disaster that occurred was just waiting to unfold when these engineers really did not think out the possible scenarios totally especially traveling such a distance

  • The builders and engineers were so consumed with their ability to build such a vessel that ALL safety measures were totally ignored

  • It’s like the saying “putting the cart before the horse”

  • Omg your voice.. 😍😍😍 it's amazing. I could listen to it all day. It's relaxing. Calming. Seriously. I think when I have a panic attack I will try to listen to your voice.. Sounds corny but I almost bet your voice would calm my anxiety.

  • What was the money rate back then? Like 6 thousand dollars a year back then is equal to how much today??

  • 8:13 who else had the chills ?

  • Best detailed video of RMS Titanic well explained

  • don't want to spoil your fun but the third ship was supposed to be called Gigantic but after The Titanic sank the owners deducted that such an imposing name would inspire fear on people for what happened to the Titanic who was also an imposing name inspiring sucurity but ended up sinking . They decided to change it for Britanic

  • But the Olympic didn’t collide with the hawke on her maiden voyage it was like 4th or 5th

  • I have watched a lot of documentaries and though this is short it’s one of the best I’ve seen. Loved it!


  • Morgan Robertson has to be some of the most direct proofs of visual manifestation ever… At the time he wrote it it was just a story, but the belief of him and his readers basically called It into existence…

  • My grandfather saw The Titanic being built and he warned everyone it would sink, but they all ignored him. Time and time again he warned them, until they threw him out of the movie theatre.

  • I wonder if men back in that time period used to toss women's salads or if females gave head? Anyone know?

  • The part when those men went down as gentlemen. That takes some serious balls. All those poor people. Must have been terrifying being in the dark freezing ocean with a huge ship breaking apart and sinking.

  • Anybody see the Britannic movie?

  • Out of every disaster I've heard of before I could remember it myself, nothing breaks my heart quite like this one and I'm not sure why.

  • When I see the titanic leaving port can’t help to think they didn’t know they was waving there last goodbyes

  • This is a beautiful video, with every theory put to the test, except for the Californian, but that is still good. This because we will never know if the Californian was able to help save more passengers. Even the coal bunker fire, which put up the 3 degrees list to port which i did not know, came up. That last picture of the Titanic is one that stands out and will always stands out. It does not matter what kind of vessels came later on, the luxury, elegance, and beauty of the R.M.S. Titanic will never be challenged..

  • 6:18 – For information, in 1st and 2nd Class, Breakfast was served from 8.00am-10.00am, Lunch from 1.00pm-2.30pm and Dinner from 6.00pm-8.00pm. 3rd Class, Breakfast was served from 8.00am-10.00pm, Dinner from 12.00pm-2.00pm, Tea from 6.00pm-8.00pm and a light supper around 10.00pm.

  • Thank you for showing the pieces of genuine heroism at the end. Some of the characterizations in Cameron's film are criminal.

  • It's unbelievable how outdated and downright dangerous and stupid the Board of Trade was back then to require so few lifeboats for so many people on massive liners! Had the Titanic not sunk, another one would have with the same, or maybe even a worse outcome. As terrible and tragic as the Titanic disaster was, if there was anything good to come out of it it was that the shipping industry woke up and finally started taking safety seriously.

  • When you're being told not to worry, it's time to really worry.

  • I recognize the video footage used of the titanic during her last night afloat (12:15 mark of the video)

  • eerie…

  • This I will say. To accept your fate and face a horrible terrifying death takes a magnificent brave person and I don't care what race or sex they are, hats off and I hope to be like you!

  • The Californian 🙂 (not the "California" 🙂

  • Thomas Andrews (not "Andrew") 🙂

  • J P Morgan ended up missing the sailing. Did he maybe know something?! 😐

  • How am I just finding this? So good. Thanks!

  • Amazing work!!! Very well done!

  • Nice. And nicely done. This has become one of my favourite documentaries on a tragedy that has haunted me – and I guess much of the rest of the world – since I was a kid. I'm sorry. I mean a child.

    However, a few small points…

    1. The Californian, although of a different line, was actually owned by the same IMM that owned the Titanic – by JP Morgan.

    2. Despite a coal shortage in the UK because of a strike, so severe that even the Titanic had to scrounge up fuel, the Californian sailed empty.

    3. Numerous eyewitnesses, including officers and Capt Lord (of the Californian) reported a third vessel in the area, sailing between the Titanic and the Californian – a 2 masted schooner – pretty much like the 2-masted schooner JP Morgan had built for himself. This was the vessel Capt Lord said he thought had been sending up the rockets (that Titanic had actuallylaunched) before she sailed away. Which she did.

    4. In order to sail "straight" across the Atlantic ships had to change course at a point they called the Corner. The Titanic sailed right past this – and headed straight for the spot where the Californian was soon stopped in ice.

    5. The people who reported that the ship had broken up before sinking were ignored since they were pretty much the sort of people you'd expect to say something like that – whereas the people who said she had gone down whole were, all of them, the kind of people who could never admit that such a majestic vessel built by people just like them COULD break apart. It was – pardon the sort of pun – unthinkable. I knew this from the start since I had grown up in the kind of community that is still divided exactly along these same lines. (You can't tell them ANYTHING.)

    6. Another thing I have always "known" that most people still don't is that the Titanic, which everyone agrees had the very latest in marine technology, nevertheless had the same old tiller-in-a-rowboat steering mechanism – you steer right to go left – when it manifestly DID NOT. And I offer, besides my intuition, the following small points for consideration:

    * For such a huge ship, and such a new technology, her sea trials in Belfast Lough were unusually brief, consiting of only a few lazy turns in less than a half day's run.

    * As soon as White Star and Harland & Wolff heard she'd sunk THEY BURNED ALL HER PLANS.

    Knowing the iceberg was ahead and slightly off to the right, Murdoch ordered the helm put over hard to starboard – hard to the right – and the Titanic swung to the right, not hard, and hit the iceberg. Only contact with that shifted her course slightly to port.

    * The helmsman, Higgins, was shipped out to South Africa right away before he could properly be interrogted as to what had happened – AND WHY HE'D BEEN KEPT AT THE HELM LONG AFTER HIS WATCH and after, in theory, Titanic's engines had been stopped.

    Small points maybe, but I think worth considering. Anyway I'm happy to see the fire in her holds has been at long last taken into consideration. I'd about given up hope on that point.

    Byt he way, JP Morgan's seagoing steel yacht the Corsair II was built practically next door to me, in Bath, Maine. And if it wasn't for a very spooky thing that happened to me in my bedroom in the old house where I grew up here – and burned down deliberately on the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking – I probably wouldn't be quite so sure of this myself. But that's really another story.

    Much thanks for the upload.

    Bon voyage.

  • 9:26 Is that really the Titanic? The Titanic's fourth funnel wasn't in use for smoke, but here we see smoke is outgoing out of the funnel.

  • Very good job! Greetings from Brazil!

  • Well done video!

  • It's merCantile, not merCHantile. There's also no such word as "grandois". Did you mean "grandeur" which is pronounced very differently?

  • I should've known Tom Lynskey was involved in this video somehow. It's far too good for him not to have been. He's been my go-to for all things Titanic for ages now.

  • Seeing the anchors always gets to me. Such a sad sight. Thank you for such a marvelous video. You're definitely one of my favorite YouTube channels. 🙂

  • Yes..his name was Joseph Bruce Ismay..but, he was always referred to as Bruce Ismay..which was what everyone called him. Even history has always referred to him as Bruce Ismay. I have NEVER heard him called Joseph; this is a first!!

  • This should of included the Sampson, the mount temple and the Olympic.

  • I suffer from really bad insomnia, and your videos help me go to sleep!
    Also, amazing content, YouTube needs more channels like this

  • RMS Olympic was not damaged on her maiden voyage. Her maiden voyage was in June of 1911 and damaged in a collision with HMS Hawke in September 1911 on her 5 trip. Please do your research prior to making a "documentary".

  • They were literally warned several times of ice!

  • 21:32 the fact that there was a life boat left is so scary. Cant imagine swimming just in the ocean

  • The people who said it was unsinkable the people didn’t really know that they wanted more people to go on the ship to feel more safer

  • It’s not just captain smith it’s captain Edward Smith

  • It's like everything conspired together to sink the Titanic.

  • In the Wreck of the Titan or Futility, the SS Titan didn't sink on its maiden voyage. She sank on her third voyage.

  • One of the best videos like shadowhawks I ever seen

  • You are incredible at making these documentaries. Your choice of topics and depth and detail is, for me, unmatched.

  • Could you do a video on the bismarck if you haven’t already?

  • Wow. 30mins of made up crap. Nice story telling

  • Does anyone know how the Titanic 2 project is going now? I mean, we're in 2019, and I still haven't heard anything new about it…

  • With 6000 lbs per square inch of pressure, 12,500 ft below the surface, I’m surprised that the bottles of alcohol didn’t implode.

  • Second time watched , still good , amazing channel 👍

  • Realization that 100 years ago we still have iceberg floating around at sea

  • So sad 🙏🏻🇬🇧

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