On April 10th, 1912, the legendary cruise ship is known as the Titanic, thought to be unsinkable, sails to New York from Southampton, England. As everyone knows, this inaugural journey was also the ship’s very last. You probably have seen the famous 1997 James Cameron movie, but it’s less likely that you will have seen these chill-inducing photos.
The First Picture Of The Titanic
Here’s one of the list’s most chill-inducing photo, which depicts the infamous iceberg responsible for the sinking. This picture was taken by one of the ship’s officials, Prinz Adalbert, the morning of April 15th, 1912, a few kilometres south of the shipwreck.
The Titanic Sinks Into The Abyss
Meanwhile, lifeboats take the survivors away from the heart-wrenching spectacle.
A Young Family Of Survivors
This young family survived to the sinking of the Titanic.
In Front Of White Star’s Offices
White Star was the principal shipping company between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and owned half of the Titanic. On this picture, we can see a gathering of people in front of the company’s offices, right after they heard about the catastrophe.
The Frontpage Of The Evening News
A Token Of Gratitude To Arthur Henri Rostron
Arthur Henri Rostron was the captain of the Carpathia, the ship which came to the rescue right after the sinking. The survivors, therefore, decided to thank him by offering him a silver cup in May 1912.
The Straus Park Memorial In New York
This memorial was erected to commemorate Isidor and Ida Straus, a couple who died together in the Titanic because they refused to be separated.