Tuesday, April 13, 2010

R M S Titanic

In the early hours of 15th April, RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic sank.

The Titanic was built in Belfast in 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ship built at the time. She measured 269 metres by 28 metres.

On April 10, 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York carrying 891 crew and 1,317 passengers. The captain of the ship was Edward John Smith He was a very experienced sailor. Titanic carried rich people and poor people who wanted to start a new life in America.