April 10, 1912: The Luxury liner Titanic departs Southampton, England, for her maiden Atlantic Ocean voyage to New York. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/slideshow/2012/03/21/sunken-titanic-full-map-released-for-first-time/#slide=7#ixzz1rI6qCizZ
Lowering The Lifeboats. The Titanic's Welin davits could lower three boats in succession. Originally enough boats were planned to evacuate everyone on board. By the time Titanic went into service, there were lifeboat places for less than one in three.
Mr Gardiner even refutes that the ship hit an iceberg; “The passengers described feeling a ‘shudder’. But if that size ship, travelling at that speed had hit an iceberg of that size, the noise would have been huge and the impact would have hit everyone off their feet,” he said.
In this April 10, 1912 photo the Titanic leaves Southampton, England. The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed, some believe, on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner. (Associated Press) #