chapter  D
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The Titanic Disaster Revisited

WithMartin Theus, Simon Urbanek

The sinking of the RMS Titanic was not only one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history, but also one of the best known. To date it is constantly popularized by recoveries, books and movies. The historical facts are that the Olympic-class passenger steamship collided during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City with an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and sank subsequently two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20 am ship time the following day.