Sunday 2 September 2018

28 Rare Titanic Photos From Before And After The Sinking

Building The Titanic

From its construction to the aftermath of its sinking, these seldom-seen Titanic photos reveal the infamous tragedy like never before.

It's been more than a century since the Titanic -- nicknamed the unsinkable ship -- made its fatal descent into the depths of the North Atlantic. At the time, the ship was the largest passenger ship on the seas and the largest man-made moving object on Earth, measuring 882-feet in length. At its maximum capacity, the ship could carry 3,547 people on board in both passengers and crew.

However, only 16 wooden lifeboats were brought aboard the ship. That was only enough to carry one-third of the ship's capacity. When the ship hit a 100-foot-tall glacier, more than 1,500 souls went down with the luxury liner in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912.

From pets to one of the world's richest men in John Jacob Astor IV, very few survived the unforgiving coldness of the Atlantic. Even the ship's captain met his end, with his famous last words being:

“Well boys, you've done your duty and done 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 you.”

However, thanks to the RMS Carpathia's rescue efforts, some survived. Sadly, only 306 bodies were found after the sinking.

News of the rescue reached the public later that day, and crowds descended upon the docks to greet them. When the survivors hit land in New York's Pier 54 on April 18, the press scurried to interview and photograph them, some of whom you can see in the Titanic photos above, images that portray the full story of the doomed ship.

Unfinished Ship

Contruction Dock

Titanic Photos

Pictures Of The RMS Titanic

Arrival Olympic

Iceberg Responsible For Sinking RMS Titanic

Last Lifeboat

Wireless Operator

Life Boats From The Titanic

Tug Carpathia

Survivors Carpathia

Awaiting Survivors

Titanic Photos

Charlotte Collyer

Interesting Titanic Photos

Family Group

Rostron Brown

Baseball Game

George Cohan

Woman Game

Horse Office

Officers On The Titanic

Mrs Jj Brown

Henry Rostron

Stuart Collett

Oscar Straus

Straus Memorial

Funeral Services

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