The world's interest in the fascinating history of Titanic has endured for more than 100 years.

Where did the Titanic sink?

The purportedly unsinkable ship Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912. The doomed ship left Southampton, England on 10 April 1912 to pick up more passengers in France and Ireland before it embarked on its journey to New York harbor. Four days later the passenger ship hit an iceberg about 1,000 miles from its planned destination point in New York. It sunk about 400 miles from Newfoundland, Canada.

According to historic accounts, the ship's operators sent the distress signal at 10:25 PM. The ship started taking in water at the hull after colliding with an iceberg. The steam-powered passenger ship Carpathia attempted to come to the rescue. It arrived at the signaled coordinates of latitude 41 degrees 46' north, longitude 50 degrees 14' west at 3:30 AM, but the Titanic had completely succumbed to the Atlantic about an hour earlier. The Titanic's life boat number twelve was the last one rescued by the Carpathia at 8:30 AM.

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The Ship That Was Destined To Sink

An aura of weirdness surrounds the sinking of the Titanic. Most people focus on the actual sinking of the Titanic, and they completely miss the fact that the ship almost sunk right in its home port of Southampton, England. Okay, it may not have sunk, but it nearly collided with another ship called the New York ironically enough. If those ships had collided and the Titanic had sustained enough damage, then the Titanic could have undergone an adequate stress test before setting sail across the North Atlantic.

One does not have to be a conspiracy theorists to find the next historical fact just a little chilling. White Star Lines built the Titanic in 1909 with the financial backing of J. Pierpont Morgan. However, in 1898 Morgan Robertson published a fictional novel called Futility about an ocean liner named the Titan that collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sinks in the North Atlantic. So where did the Titanic sink? Perhaps the ship sank in the minds of certain people years before its maiden voyage in 1912.

Where the Titanic Really Sunk: The Construction Yard

According to modern physicists, the Titanic may have sunk in the manufacturing facility through shoddy workmanship. The rivets, which hold the ship's hull in place and seal its compartments, were weak and in some cases missing. These scientist stated that the problem with the ship's rivets would have made that part of the ship weaker and more susceptible to damage in any type of collision. Inferior workmanship on a ship touted as unsinkable is strange enough, but the fact that the ship's captain was repeatedly warned about the iceberg field in advance and proceeded on course adds to the mystery surrounding the Titanic.