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The Titanic's Doomed Journey, Tweeted as It Happened

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, see the events unfold in "real time" on Twitter.
The History Press
The History Press • 2 years ago

The Titanic's Doomed Voyage, Tweeted as It Happened (to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, see the events unfold in "real time" on Twitter)

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The Titanic sets sail in this photo for the first and last time.

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Started on Saturday, 10 March, the specially created Twitter account, TitanicRealTime, aims to personalise history by tweeting from the first-person perspective of the crew, passengers, captain and engineers as if it were 100 years ago to the day. The tweets detail all the events leading up to and including the Titanic's maiden voyage on 10 April, and its sinking on 15 April. The History Press says the tweets are all drawn from reliable research and are historically accurate.

This drawing gives some idea of the iceberg hazards faced by the Titanic, including the one it hit. The Carpathia, pictured on the left, was some 58 nautical miles away when it received the message that the ship was in trouble.

Titanic leaves Southampton