TITANIC: 100 years on

Titanic
Titanic

ONE hundred years ago today, RMS Titanic had set sail from Southampton on her doomed maiden voyage.

Bound for New York and carrying 2,223 souls, the so-called Ship of Dreams was deemed virtually unsinkable.

But just four days into her trip, the luxurious British passenger liner collided with an iceberg and sank in the chill waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The tragedy resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

Just 706 people survived that fateful night – including two men from Derbyshire.

Keep checking our website for their remarkable stories.