How many people died on the Titanic and how many people survived?


The RMS Titanic was presented as a “unsinkable” ship, but that turned out to be wrong when tragedy struck. In the early morning of April 15, 1912the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg.

While many may be familiar with the tragic love story of Jack and Rose from James Cameron’s “Titanic”, the reality is even darker. Many people lost their lives that fateful morning. Here’s what you need to know about the sinking of the Titanic and its victims.

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How many people died on the Titanic?

More than 1,500 people died in the sinking of the Titanic, according to History.com.

Of the ship’s crew, about 700 died. Another high death rate was for third class passengers. Of approximately 710 third class passengers, about 174 people survivedaccording to Britannica.

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How many people survived the Titanic?

Of its 2,240 passengers and crew, only 706 people survived the Titanic, according to History.com.

After the Titanic hit the iceberg for the first time, there was “a largely disorganized and anarchic evacuation.” Some lifeboats were not being used to full capacity and boarding procedures were not orderly.

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Where did the Titanic sink?

The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.

The luxury liner has set sail on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England. The Titanic was en route to New York when it collided with an iceberg, which broke off at least five of its hull compartments, according to History.com.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. the vessel had split in two and the stern and bow had sunk to the ocean floor.

The Titanic sank two hours and 40 minutes In its first report on the tragedy, The New York Times ran a headline that said the Titanic sank four hours after hitting the iceberg.  The public did not know that the ship was sinking at a much faster rate.

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