The British ocean liner RMS Titanic set sail from the docks of Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. The destination was New York City, United States.
The ship carried 2,224 passengers, including crew and the person in charge of Captain Edward John Smith’s voyage.
For several days Titanic had been sailing effortlessly across the North Atlantic waters. Still, it eventually came to a brutal stop on April 14 at 11:40 pm ship’s time when it hit a massive iceberg, causing significant damage.
A few hours later, what had been supposed to be an “unsinkable ship” broke apart and took more than 1,500 lives down underwater with it.
Approximately 700 people survived with a story to tell; however, many were reluctant to talk about the disaster. It has been more than a century since the Titanic sank.
All the survivors have passed away by 2009, but some did get the opportunity to share their dreadful tragic experiences.
10 /10 Millvina Dean
When Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, the youngest passenger on board the giant liner was two-month-old Millvina Dean.
She survived the disaster and eventually became the last living survivor of the cruise ship. She died at the age of 97 on May 31, 2009.
As soon as the collision happened, Mr. Dean told his wife to dress the kids and go up on deck.
The three of them were in a lifeboat ten and among the first who escaped. Mr. Dean remained aboard and was among those who drowned with the sinking ship.
9 /10 Molly Brown
An advocate for the right of women and children and the importance of education, Molly Brown was among the bravest to board the Titanic. She was a socialite and a wife of a rich husband who made great success in the mining industry.
She was known as Maggie by those closest to her, but now the world will always remember her as the Unsinkable Molly Brown. She got on board Lifeboat 6, but not before helping other survivors to rescue.