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The Titanic sunk on 15th April 1912

The Titanic the British luxury passenger liner sank on April 15, 1912, en route to New York from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage.

At that time, it was the largest and most luxurious ship afloat, the Titanic had a double-bottomed hull divided into 16 watertight compartments. Because four of these could be flooded without endangering its buoyancy, it was considered unsinkable. Shortly before midnight on April 14, it collided with an iceberg southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland; five compartments ruptured, and the ship sank. Some 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers died and only 705 saved because there were insufficient lifeboats and most of them were not filled to capacity.

It took until 1985 before the wreck was found by Robert Ballard. It was lying in two pieces, at a depth of 4,000 mtrs. Since then, there have been 4 dives to recover objects from the wreck. Items such as passengers’ personal items, crockery from the dining rooms, furniture and machinery.

Paul Henry Nargeolet known as Mr Titanic worked with RMS Titanic to recover artefacts related to the Titanic as the Director of the Underwater Research Program. His work included utilizing remotely operated vehicles (ROV), as well as piloting dives to the wreck site.  His work has resulted in recovering nearly 6,000 artefacts over the course of 35 dives.

The last dive was taken only last year on Titan, a submersible operated by the American tourism and expeditions company Ocean Gate, It imploded during an expedition to view the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean  off the coast of Newfoundland Canada.

The "Titanic" exhibition came to Perth in 2016 and showed an amazing array of artefacts recovered from the ship. The recovered objects gave the viewer an idea of the luxurious and oppulent lifestyle that those on board were privy to.

The interior of the Titanic


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