Images mark 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic
Mon, Apr 02 2012 at 1:27 PM
After the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, the ship plummeted 12,000 feet to a watery grave on the seabed of the North Atlantic. Less than a third of the ship's 2,240 passengers and crew would survive the night. The world’s largest and most luxurious ship at the time, Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, from Southampton, England. After the ship's fateful meeting with the iceberg, 1,517 people lost their lives in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. For a ship deemed “virtually unsinkable,” the sinking cemented its place as the world’s most famous shipwreck.
Now, 100 years later, the Titanic’s story of hubris and heroism continues to captivate us. Here are 10 images of Titanic captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and others.