How far from New York was the Titanic when it sank?

Shortly before midnight on April 14, it struck an iceberg 1,300 miles (4,000 km.) Northeast of New York and sank in just two hours and 40 minutes. Titanic actually sank 400 miles (650 km.) south of Newfoundland.
A.

How cold was the water in the Titanic?

The water temperature on the night of the Titanic sinking was thought to be about 28 degrees Fahrenheit, just below freezing. Such a temperature was of course lethally cold for all those passengers who had been forced to take to the open water to escape the sinking ship.
  • Where exactly did the Titanic hit the iceberg?

    However, just before midnight on April 14, the ship hit an iceberg, and five of the Titanic's compartments were ruptured along its starboard side. At about 2:20 a.m. on the morning of April 15, the massive vessel sank into the North Atlantic.
  • When was the wreck of the Titanic found?

    Today in History: Wreck of the Titanic found. Thirty years ago today on September 1, 1985, the 73-year-old Titanic wreckage was finally discovered. The tragedy of the RMS Titanic rocked the world on April 15, 1912, when the "unsinkable" ship destined for the U.S., hit an iceberg and took 1,500 innocent lives.
  • How much does it cost to build the Titanic?

    As far as cost is concerned, Palmer was conspicuously mum. Given calculations using the US Department of Labor's Inflation tool, the $7.5 million US dollars Titanic cost to build in 1912 would be roughly equivalent to $174 million today.
B.

How many days were they on the Titanic before it sank?

After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York. On 14 April, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship's time.
  • What famous millionaire died on the Titanic?

    Colonel John Jacob Astor IV. Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, a real estate millionaire, sailed on the Titanic with his pregnant 18-year-old wife (he was 48). Astor went down with the Titanic and ended up covered in soot from head to toe when the forward funnel fell and crushed him. His wife, Madeleine, survived.
  • How far from New York was the Titanic when it sank?

    Shortly before midnight on April 14, it struck an iceberg 1,300 miles (4,000 km.) Northeast of New York and sank in just two hours and 40 minutes. Titanic actually sank 400 miles (650 km.) south of Newfoundland.
  • How many survivors did the Carpathia pick up?

    The Carpathia arrived at the distress position at 4:00 a.m., approximately an hour and a half after the Titanic went down, claiming more than 1,500 lives. For the next four and a half hours, the ship took on the 705 survivors of the disaster from Titanic's 20 lifeboats.
C.

How many days was the Titanic at sea before sinking?

RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
  • How many survivors did the Carpathia pick up?

    The Carpathia arrived at the distress position at 4:00 a.m., approximately an hour and a half after the Titanic went down, claiming more than 1,500 lives. For the next four and a half hours, the ship took on the 705 survivors of the disaster from Titanic's 20 lifeboats.
  • What famous millionaire died on the Titanic?

    Colonel John Jacob Astor IV. Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, a real estate millionaire, sailed on the Titanic with his pregnant 18-year-old wife (he was 48). Astor went down with the Titanic and ended up covered in soot from head to toe when the forward funnel fell and crushed him. His wife, Madeleine, survived.
  • How much did it cost to build the Titanic?

    As far as cost is concerned, Palmer was conspicuously mum. Given calculations using the US Department of Labor's Inflation tool, the $7.5 million US dollars Titanic cost to build in 1912 would be roughly equivalent to $174 million today.

Updated: 18th November 2019

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