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

In 1898, Morgan Robertson published a book called Futility It was a novel about an ocean liner called The Titan That sinks in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage After, a collision with an iceberg. Of the many people, who read that book that would not realise that the significance of it. Until 14 years later, when a ship called Titanic Took over 1500 souls with her when she sank in the Atlantic. And became one of the most devastating and talked about naval disasters in history. Still very much studied and remembered to this day. Here, we look at the event leading up to the disaster. The people involved and their incredible stories. Alongside, some of the theories that have since been published Pointing to the failings in its design And the greed of those involved. Leading many to believe the sinking of the RMS Titanic was a preventable disaster. And should have never happened. The White Star Line was originally a company making traditional sailing ships during The Great Australian Gold Rush. As the Gold Rush faded, the company faced bankruptcy. And was taken over by Thomas Henry Ismay in 1868. It was after this take over that the company started to commission ships From Belfast, shipbuilders Harland and Wolff. Two years later, in 1870 They launched their first breakthrough ship Oceanic I This was the first of a series of state-of-the-art super liners that the company built. That dominated the Australian business and eventually transatlantic routes. In 1899, Thomas Ismay died and left the way clear for his son Joseph. It was him who introduced the comfort rather than speed policy the White Star Line would adopted. A few years later in 1902, The company was taken over by the International Mercantile Marine. Headed by John Pierpont Morgan. And soon after, Joseph Ismay was appointed the overall President of the company. By 1907, rival company Cunard Was having unrivalled success with their two quadruple funelled super fast liners Lusitania and Mauretania. And in an effort to remain competitive Ismay proposed the construction of three Olympic-class liners with opulent interiors. Although, they couldn’t rival Cunard for speed They would make up for it in grandeur and never-before-seen luxury. The ships were to be called Olympic, Titanic and Britannic All three ships, were to be equipped with the ultimate in-turn of the century design and technology. Including sixteen watertighted compartments in their lower sections. That could easily be sealed off in the event of a punctured hole. First of the superliners to be launched is Olympic. And she officially becomes the world’s largest man-made moving object. However, this title was short lived when on May the 31st, 1911. Titanic is launched in Belfast. In front of a crowd of over 100,000 people. After the launch, Titanic’s interior was fitted out. And she turned into a floating palace. Her lavish rooms were expertly created by highly skilled craftsman. To produce cabins fit for some of the richest people in the world. She was also equipped with 20 lifeboats And surprisingly, this was more than the number required by the Broad of Trade Regulations at the time. Meaning that were well within the law. However, this law did not take in consideration the fact That Titanic was 46,000 tons. And 20 lifeboats, packed to capacity, would only be enough for 52% of the passengers. But lifeboats, were considered as ferries That would take multiple trips to and from a sinking ship to a rescue vessel. And not as a sole means of escaping. So as long as a ship is in close proximity of a sinking vessel The number of lifeboats would have been sufficient. A date for her maiden voyage to New York is announced as the 20th of March, 1912. However, after Olympic is damaged during her maiden trip Titanic is given a revised sale date of the 10th of April, 1912. One must wonder if the Olympic had not had a collision altering Titanic’s sale date what would the fate of the Titanic had been? On April the 3rd, 1912 Titanic arrives in Southampton from Belfast in preparation for her much anticipated maiden voyage. The ship has her signal flags and pennants, and the final crew members are recruited. She is loaded up with cargo and coal, and on the 8th of April, all the fresh food is stored in preparation for the many mouths she is to feed during the 7 day trip. Finally, the day arrives to set sail the Captain, Edward John Smith, is a much respected and well-liked employee of the White Star Line. And at 62, was coming to the end of his career at sea It was reported in fact, although disputed that Titanic was to be his last voyage before retirement. But, despite his experience, he has encountered many mishaps while in command. Especially with the introduction of much larger vessels than he was used to. White Star, however, considered him competent enough to be at the helm of the world’s greatest ship. And he was given a handsome salary around 6,250 dollars per year plus a yearly bonus of a 1000 dollars if he returned his ships undamaged. Smith would be accompanied by Chief Officer, Henry Wilde and First Officer William Murdoch. Along with a total of 885 crew members. With the crew now in place, the Titanic passengers begin the pleasure of boarding. These included, 325 first class passengers Where no expense was spared in their cabins Two of which were called “The Millionaire Suites” and were considered to be the most luxurious accommodations of the day. One of these suites was booked by J.P Morgan but since he did not travel, it was taken up by Joseph Bruce Ismay. As a first class guest, he and the others could also enjoy Jacobean style dining room a sumptuous reception room which could be entered using one of Titanic’s most priced features. The Magnificent Grand Staircase. Gentlemen had the options to retiring to the smoking room for port and cigars and in the day, they could relax in Verandah Café or Café Parisien. Or make use of the fully-equipped state-of-the-art gymnasium. As for the 285 second class passengers, they too enjoyed a luxury that rivalled first class on any other liner of the day and they were first to enjoy electric elevators. In comparison, the 706 third class or steerage passengers did not enjoy such luxuries. Although they did have more comfort than you may think. Most of them had a one-way ticket in search for a better life in America and would have all of their worldly belongings in just a few bags. These passengers, were mainly immigrants and consisted of a diverse group of nationalities. Ranging from Finland to Hong Kong. Although the bulk of them were British, Irish or Scandinavian. Some were travelling alone while others with their families. Meals were basic but regular, although nothing in comparison to that enjoyed by first and second class. But it wasn’t all bad, they did have a smoking and general room where they would meet and make their own entertainment with the children playing and dancing on the deck. A little fact about third class they enjoyed automatically flushing toilets although rather for necessity than luxury. As it was thought, third class passengers would not be familiar with indoor plumbing and would not understand the need to flush the toilets themselves. Before boarding, third class passengers were checked for lice and other infectious diseases. Just before noon, on the 10th of April, 1912 Titanic’s triple valve whistle could be heard across Southampton. The ropes were cast and the five tugs started to slowing nudge the massive liner out into deeper water. When she was out in the River Test, the tugs dropped their lines and Titanic’s triple expansion 30,000 horsepower engines started to turn the propellers. Titanic’s maiden voyage had begun and she had already made history. As she powered down the river, the turbulence she created was causing some alarm. As the large volume of water, displaced by Titanic caused two moored liners to cut adrift and they collision were narrowly avoided when Captain Smith ordered full astern and a tug intervened to prevent an early disaster. Titanic arrived at her first port of call in Cherbourg, France at around 6 p.m. Where a further 274 passengers boarded. However, she was far too big to fit into the tiny port. So passengers and luggage had be frayed by specially tended boats provided by the White Star Line. This included the Titanic’s richest passenger, John Jacob Aster IV with an equivalent 2017 net worth of 2.1 billion dollars. As the Titanic turned out, final port of call was Queenstown, Ireland. She here early on the 11th of April and it was here that one lucky crew member decided to disembark by hiding in the mail bags. He was later named as John Coffey, one of Titanic’s fireman. He had only signed up to the crew to get a lift to Queenstown. Leaving Ireland, Titanic heads out into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The next stop is New York City. The crew settled into their routines and the passengers began to explore and familiarize themselves with the maze of corridors and rooms on the beautiful ship. In particular, the first class passengers enjoy meeting up with their wealthy and famous friends. And attending the lavish parties organized for them in the splendour of their extravagant surroundings. All while, Titanic moves steadily westward towards New York. Throughout this part of the journey, the crew continuously receive warning from other vessels that there is a serious threats of icebergs. Despite, Titanic being the most sophisticated liner of it’s era it’s radio room, by comparison, was tiny. No bigger than a broom cupboard and it relied on Morse Code for communication. It’s operators, John George Phillips and his junior Harold Sydney Bride worked a shift system to ensure the radio was covered at all times. From the time, Titanic left Queenstown the majority of these messages were from and for passengers. In total, between the 11th and 14th of April, the pair received 21 ice warnings, that would have been passed on to officers and ultimately Captain Smith. They were fully aware of the dangers that lay ahead and steered 20 miles off course to try and avoid the ice fields but ultimately this wasn’t enough. On Sunday the 14th, another iceberg warning comes in early at 9 a.m. from the RMS Caronia. Meanwhile, passengers were attending divine services in the first-class dining room. The morning service was also attended by Captain Smith. At 13:42 p.m., Smith was handed an ice warning message from follower White Star Liner, the Baltic. He handed it to Joseph Ismay, who placed the message in his pocket. Ismay, allegedly shows the warning to several passengers before Captain Smith asked for it back at around 19:15 p.m. and posts it in the chart room before dining in the ala carte restaurant. After dining, Captain Smith returns to the bridge and chats briefly with the Second Officer Charles Lightoller. Smith then retired to his cabin, giving instructions to wake him if anything becomes at all doubtful. Officer Lightoller, advised his lookouts in the Crow’s nest for icebergs. Then at 21:40 p.m., a message comes through from the Mesaba, once again warning of heavy ice pack, large icebergs, and field ice. At 22:00 p.m., second officer Lightoller is replaced by first officer William Murdoch. At around the same time, just 15 miles north of the Titanic the British Leyland Line steamship, SS Californian had stopped for the night after spotting three icebergs and thick ice-beds. As her captain, Stanley Lord made his way back to his cabin, he spotted a light on the horizon. He asked his third officer, if they were any ships in vicinity, to which he replied “Only Titanic.” Captain Lord replied “That’s not the Titanic, she’s closer in size to us.” Despite this, Lord asked for the Titanic to be contacted to let her know that they were stuck in ice. Third officer Evans, duly dispatched a message and reportedly received a curt reply from Titanic’s operator, Jack Phillips “Shut up! I’m busy. I’m working Cape Race.” Evans listened for a while longer, and at 35 minutes past 23:00 p.m., turned off the wireless system. At the same time, after various reports of unusually calm ocean. Now known to be a sign of ice pack, which was causing a mirage and making lookout duties almost impossible. Just 10 minutes later, they realized they are on a collision coarse with a giant iceberg. Immediately, they sound the warning bell and telephone the bridge with the message: “Iceberg, right ahead!” Officer Murdoch, orders hard-a-starboard to the helmsman and calls for the engine room to stop engines. He also activates the water-tight doors below that were essentially subdivisions in the hull in order to seal off any given 16 compartments. It had been calculated that the Titanic could stay afloat with four of these compartments fully flooded. Titanic slowly veers to port and for a few tantalizing seconds, it looks like she’s averted a disaster. But it’s too little too late, and it’s starboard side makes contact with the iceberg. Damaging nearly 300 foot of the right side of the hull, both below and above the water. A grinding sound could be heard throughout the ship, mainly on the lower levels closer to the impact zone. Which caused alarm to the passengers on board. Some began to ask questions and were told that everything was under control. As it was, at least everywhere but down in fore-peak tank, the three forward holes and boiler room no.5 and 6. All of which were taking in icy water and fast. Despite the workers confused effects to prevent any further water breach Boiler room no.5 was the only area they were able to keep somewhat under control. Less then 10 minutes after impact, the water had risen 14 feet above the keel and almost 4 million litres of sea water had entered the ship. By midnight, the mail room was flooded and mail bags could be seen floating to the surface. As water rushes into the starboard sides, the ship begins to tilt downwards listing sightly to the right And water begins to spill over into the other watertight compartments. Captain Smith is joined on the bridge by Titanic’s architect, Thomas Andrews And the pair go below the deck to assess the damage. It’s at this point, that Andrews reveals to Captain Smith that she would sink. He estimated she would stay afloat for a maximum of one and a half hours. Orders are given to uncover the lifeboats and most of the crew and passengers. It’s at this point, Captain Smith must have realized, that even full to capacity The lifeboats would only hold 1,178 of the 2,227 passengers and crew on board. Titanic’s frantic distress calls are heard by several ships in the vicinity But they are all too far away and the closest being SS Californian had their radios off. But the Carpathia, 58 miles away, immediately changes coarse and started the journey towards Titanic. At around 00:25 a.m., the first lifeboat is loaded with just 28 women and children less than half its capacity of 65. The lifeboats continue to be lowered with less capacity than they are capable. This is due to many factors, but many the facts that the crew told passengers it was a precaution and refused to let husbands join their wives in the boats. During the lowering of these lifeboats, Joseph Ismay starts to interfere with the process. Trying to get as many off the ship as he could And has to be put in his place by fifth officer, Harold Godfrey Lowe. It’s said that Joseph was having a breakdown. After all, this was technically his ship. By 1:15 a.m., water had reached Titanic’s name badge on the bow and she noticeable listing. Confusion has now turned into panic with the passengers realizing the unsinkable ship is going down. At 1:30 a.m., warning shots are fired by Officer Lowe as passengers try to search towards lifeboats. Titanic’s radio signals by now have become desperate. “We are sinking fast and can’t last much longer” As the last of the lifeboats are lowered, Joseph Ismay jumps in An action that he would be highly scrutinized for the remainder of his life. At 2:05 a.m., there were still over 1600 people on board Titanic and there’s one available lifeboats left. Which was lowered with 44 women and children in. Titanic’s forecastle head sinks beneath the water and her remaining passengers are left completely stranded. 400 miles from shore. At 2:10 a.m., Captain Smith goes to the radio room to relieve the operations of their duties. Titanic’s last message is sent by John Phillips, before Smith declares “Well boys, you’ve done your duty and done one it well, I ask no more of you, I release you.” “You know the rule of the sea, it’s every man for himself now and God bless us.” Although, there are conflicting reports, its said Captain Smith then returns to the bridge to await his fate. A boyhood friend of his said, “Smith passed away just as he would have loved to.” “To stand on the bridge on his vessel, and go down with her,” “Was characteristics of all his actions when we were boys together.” Thomas Andrews, the architect, who relentlessly helped alert people to go up the deck and helped fill in the lifeboats. Is apparently last seen in the first class smoking room staring at a painting. “The Plymouth Harbour” by Norman Wilkinson. It showed the entrance to Plymouth Sound, where Titanic was scheduled to stop at on her return journey. This moment cannot be confirmed with certainty but if true, it’s hard to imagine what was running through his mind. Along with every other passenger on board. It’s then reported, Andrews returns to the deck to further assist others. Meanwhile, Benjamin Guggenheim, one of the Titanic’s most affluent passengers And his valet, Victor Giglio, who would both remembered as true gentlemen Knew there were not enough lifeboats for them to survive. Benjamin helped and comforted his female companions into lifeboat 9. Before he and Victor returned to their rooms, to take off their life vests and change into evening wear. Which included a rose buttonhole. The two were then seen, closing the door behind them into the Foyer Grand Staircase. Where they were last seen drinking Brandy and smoking cigars. As the Titanic was by now at the point of no-return. They had done all they could for those around them, had dressed in their best and were prepared to go down like gentlemen. As were, the paraphrased words last heard by Benjamin Guggenheim. Father Thomas Roussel Davids Byles, listens to last confessions of over a 100 First and second class passengers And comforts them with absolution of their sins. Wallace Hardy and his band finally stop playing and by this time many the remaining passengers Have no choice other then too jump in the freezing sea. A handful of them are crushed when Titanic’s four-funnel crashes down onto them. At 2:18 a.m., a huge roar is heard as Titanic’s mangled metal moves towards the bow. The lights start to flicker before finally being extinguished. Leaving the people in the water in almost complete darkness. Titanic dramatically splits into two with her bow section being swiftly sucked into the sea. Her stern continues to float but as it gets flooded with water, it rises higher and higher before finally disappearing under the water And taking a under five minute journey into the bottom of the ocean. At 4:10 a.m., the first of Titanic’s survivors are picked up by the Carpathia. At 8:30 a.m., the last lifeboat is picked up and by now the California is also on the scene. Searching in vain for survivors. Carpathia leaves the area and heads for New York with 705 survivors on board Leaving well over 1500 passengers and crew unaccounted for. Joseph Ismay sends a message to the White Star Offices in New York, simply saying; “Deeply regret to advise you, Titanic sank this morning, after collision with iceberg,” “Resulting in serious lose of life further particulars later” White Star sent out the cable ship CS Mackay-Bennett to try and recover bodies. She was followed by three other Canadian ships. Each carrying embalming supplies, undertakers and clergy And they recovered 328 bodies. In mid-May, 1912 RMS Oceanic recovered a further three bodies floating at a lifeboat Over 200 miles from the site of the sinking And all three were buried at sea. These three bodies were in collapsible lifeboats A and reportedly had died from starvation. After it was apparent, they had tried to eating the cork and material from their life jackets. The last Titanic body recovered was Stewart James McGrady, found by sailing vessel on the 22nd of May. Over 333 bodies of Titanic victims were recovered. Some bodies sank with the ship while current quickly dispersed bodies and wreckage across 100 of miles. Making them difficult to recover. By June, one of the last search ships reported that life jackets, supporting passengers were coming apart and releasing bodies to sink The majority of the recovered bodies were buried in three Halifax cemeteries. Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet and Baron de Hirsch. Those that were not claimed or identified, were buried with a number to mark their graves. In the aftermath of the sinking and subsequent investigation. It was agreed by two government investigations, that an iceberg caused the disaster And not only weakness in the ship itself. These two photographs would later come out. One of which was taken by Chief Stewart of the liner Prinze Adelbert on the morning of April the 15th, 1912. The Captain claimed that they were only one iceberg in the area and the red paint Was a clear indication something had hit it. It’s hard to imagine, a piece of frozen water, that would have soon dissolved into the North Atlantic Was responsible for taking down the biggest, most luxurious liner of the time. It was initially believed the ship had gone down whole and was laying at the bottom of the sea in one piece. It was also concluded that Captain Smith was to blame for the incident. As the ship was travelling at excessive speed through a known ice field. For many years, this remained the official explanation. It wasn’t until 1985, when oceanographer Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel Finally located Titanic’s wreck, 2.5 miles down, resting on the ocean floor. She was over 13 miles away from the inaccurate position transmitted by Titanic’s crew While the ship was sinking. After searching the area using robotic technology The pair were able to provide the first ever detailed photographic evidence of the wreck’s condition. And discovered that the ship had in fact broken into two before the sinking. This led to speculation that the steel used to built her was inferior. Although subsequent tests on parts of the wreck have proved this was not the case. It was also suggested that the 3 million rivets that held Titanic together were not strong enough. Again this has been dismissed. In recent years, there have been suggestions that she sank due to out of control fire on board. That weaken her hull. As was the cause of the black mark, noticed by many on Titanic’s right side before leaving for her maiden voyage. Although this being blamed for speeding up her sinking is simply not true. It’s been said that the fire, in fact, was the reason that Titanic did not roll over after taking in water. Due to the fire, before she set sail, coals were moved from the bunkers and moved to the port. Which off-set Titanic’s weight and caused her to have a three degree list. This was on the right side and when Titanic struck the iceberg on the left and began taking in water from this side. This three degree list was counter-balanced. It’s been proven without the removal of the coal, due to the fire on the right side Titanic would have rolled left around an hour after striking the iceberg, which of course didn’t happen. The site the Titanic lays has become a world-heritage site And is a 12,500 foot deep graveyard. Down there, where there is no sound or light And creatures we have yet to identify. Is hundreds of thousands of valuables from personal items cherished by those on board To 44,000 pieces of cutlery and the 1600 bottles of alcohol. It all lays at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean Alongside the grand and most luxurious ship to have ever sailed The RMS Titanic.

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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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