Apr.15, 1912. Less than 3 hours after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, the RMS Titanic sinks killing over 1500.

Apr.15, 1912. Less than 3 hours after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, the RMS Titanic sinks killing over 1500.

*LONDON HERALD: TITANIC SINKS  The world was shocked over one of the most tragic crash in history with name Titanic. Which have lost at least 1,517 lives (some accounts say even more), making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

*LONDON HERALD: TITANIC SINKS The world was shocked over one of the most tragic crash in history with name Titanic. Which have lost at least 1,517 lives (some accounts say even more), making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

When a ship it sinks it leaves a path of debris (objects from within the ship or objects breaking off). Depending how deep the vessel sinks this debris can be scattered over a large distance. On a shorter descent, the debris falls more or less vertically. However, as the Titanic sank 21/2 miles a huge debris field was expected.

When a ship it sinks it leaves a path of debris (objects from within the ship or objects breaking off). Depending how deep the vessel sinks this debris can be scattered over a large distance. On a shorter descent, the debris falls more or less vertically. However, as the Titanic sank 21/2 miles a huge debris field was expected.

The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic disaster, was among a collection of newspapers put up for auction by Bonhams during their Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction auction. Picture: AP

The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic disaster, was among a collection of newspapers put up for auction by Bonhams during their Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction auction. Picture: AP

Titanic sinks - Apr 15, 1912 - HISTORY.com

Titanic sinks - Apr 15, 1912 - HISTORY.com

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