At 11:40 April 14 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic causing 6 of her compartments to be ripped open. On board were 2,206 souls including a crew of 898. There were only enough lifeboats to hold about 700. At 2:20 April 15, the Titanic sank beneath the waves. About an hour later, the Carpathia arrived at the scene to take aboard 705 survivors.
U.S. London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."