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On April 15th 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and famously sunk. But who survived the sinking of the Titanic? Out of the 2,224 people on board, only 705 people survived. Let’s take a look at the stories of some of the survivors.
The Titanic was a British passenger liner
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on its maiden voyage to New York City. The ship was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew.
On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the Titanic hit an iceberg and began sinking.
It took two and a half hours for the Titanic to sink.
Passengers were divided into three groups: first-class passengers, second-class passengers, and third-class passengers.
First-class passengers had the best chance of surviving because they had access to lifeboats. However, not all of the first-class passengers survived. In total, 168 out of 328 first-class passengers survived.
Second-class passengers had a slightly lower chance of surviving because they did not have access to lifeboats. In total, 118 out of 268 second-class passengers survived.
Third-class passengers had the lowest chance of surviving because they were located in the back of the ship and did not have access to lifeboats. In total, only 47 out of 708 third-class passengers survived.
The Titanic sank on April 15 1912
Approximately 1,500 people are believed to have died when the Titanic sunk on April 15 1912. The death toll could have been much higher if not for the brave actions of the crew and passengers who worked together to get as many people as possible into lifeboats. In the end, 705 people were rescued from the lifeboats and survived the disaster.
The Titanic was the largest ship at the time
The Titanic was the largest ship at the time and was thought to be unsinkable. It hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sunk. Many people did not survive because there were not enough lifeboats.
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg, and more than 1,500 people perished in the disaster. But some 705 people were rescued, including passengers and crew members, and brought to safety aboard the Carpathia and other ships. Who were these survivors, and what happened to them afterward?
There were 2,224 passengers on the Titanic
When the Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912, it was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew members.
Of those passengers, 1,317 were men, 1,014 were women and 313 were children.
It is estimated that around 700 people survived the Titanic sinking.
705 people survived the sinking
Of the 2,208 Titanic passengers and crew, 705 survived the sinking. The break down by class is as follows:
-First Class: 144 out of 322 passengers (44.6%) survived
-Second Class: 119 out of 285 passengers (41.8%) survived
-Third Class: 352 out of 706 passengers (49.7%) survived
A total of 462 people were lost in the sinking, including 325 men and 137 women. The survivors were rescued by the RMS Carpathia.
1,517 people died in the sinking
The Titanic sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. Of the nearly 2,200 people on board, more than 1,500 lost their lives in the disaster.
Of the 2,224 people on board the Titanic when it sunk in 1912, only 706 people survived. That means that over 1,500 people lost their lives in the tragedy. The Titanic was sailing from Southampton, England to New York City in the United States. There were many wealthy people on board the ship, as well as immigrants hoping to start a new life in America. Let’s take a look at the stories of some of the people who survived the sinking of the Titanic.
The survivors were mainly women and children
When the Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912, there were not enough lifeboats for all of the passengers. As a result, many people were left to drown or freeze to death in the water. The people who did manage to get into a lifeboat faced another problem: some lifeboats did not have enough food or water to last the entire journey, and people died of starvation or dehydration. In the end, only 705 people survived.
There were several factors that determined who survived and who didn’t. Women and children were given priority for the lifeboats, so they made up a large proportion of the survivors. In addition, wealthy passengers were more likely to survive because they had access to better quality lifeboats and received better treatment from the crew. Finally, passengers who were physically fit and able to swim had a better chance of surviving than those who were not.
The survivors were mainly first and second class passengers
The majority of survivors were passengers in first and second class. Of the total number of survivors, only about 200 were third class passengers. This is likely because the third class areas were located at the bottom of the ship, making them more difficult to escape from.
The survivors were mainly from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States
The survivors were mainly from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States. The majority were women and children. Approximately two-thirds of the first-class passengers survived, while less than one-quarter of those in third class survived.