RMS Titanic Location and Brief History.

Here I am at my friend Ryan's house and

he has up here a menu says RMS Titanic

dated April 12 1912 and this is what

would have been on the menu the Titanic

was one of three giant ships made by the

British shipping company named White

Star Line's the first of the three was

the Olympic which is here in this

photograph the second one was the

Titanic which you can see in this

photograph and you can also see they

were identical and the third one was

going to be named the gigantic but after

the Titanic tragedy they decided to

change the name to the Britannic and

here is a photo of the Britannic which

was used as a hospital ship at the

beginning of World War one and in

November of 1916 the Britannic was sunk

off the southern tip of Greece when it

ran into a mine that was placed there by

a German submarine the Titanic was built

at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in

Belfast Ireland

here's up here's Belfast Ireland and the


was actually built right on this spot

right here it was December 16 1908 when

the first keel plate was laid for the

Olympic the Olympic was built right here

with his grasses in this slipway and

three and a half months later on March

31st 1909 the first keel plate was laid

for the Titanic which was right in here

and here's a photo of the Titanic in the

slipway underneath the giant gantry and

to the port side of the Titanic or the

left side of the Titanic you can see

here where the Olympic is being built

right next to it over two years later on

May 31st 1911 the Titanic was launched

from its slipway that you can see right

here that is a tourist attraction today

once the main structure was completed it

was launched into the ocean or into the

harbor and it was taken to a second

location for fitting out that second

location was approximately right here in

the water there was a little dock coming

out from about this location here and

the Titanic attached to it and in this

fitting out process the interior of the

ship had to be completed the forward

mast with the crow's nest and all its

rigging had to be completed the four

giant funnels had to be added and the

rear mast or after mast

with all its rigging had to be added

this fitting-out process took a total of

ten months to complete

and once the fitting-out process was

completed the Titanic was dry docked

right here in this drydock that you can

still see today where it was fitted with

the three giant propellers and given a

final coat of paint right in here the

date was February 3rd 1912 that it was

sent to this drydock for its propellers

and a final paint job and two months

later on April 2nd 1912 the completed

Titanic set sail from Belfast for its

sea trials so the Titanic made it out of

Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard

right here and eventually made its

way down to Southampton right here too

forty-four now here is a photo of the

Titanic moored at berth 44 on April 10th

1912 and I want you to pay close

attention back here on the photo you see

some people standing here and the dock

goes out and then makes an angle off to

the left right in here that angle in the

photo would be this angle right here

that is still present to this day

once all the Southampton passengers were

boarded the Titanic headed out came out

through here and it made a left turn

along through here as it headed down the

channel right here there were T ships

moored right here side by side next to

the dock was the oceanic and to the

starboard side of the right side of the

oceanic was to New York the wave coming

off the Titanic lifted the New York up

and when the New York fell into the

trough behind the wave both of its

mooring lines snapped and the stern of

the ship or the back of the ship began

to swing out and narrowly missed a

Titanic's port side or left side and

here is a photo of the incident you can

see the New York right here with its

Stern swinging out toward the Titanic

you see the Titanic here trying to head

out to sea and what ended up happening

is the Titanic reversed its engines as

the New York swung out in front of it

narrowly missing it and avoiding a

collision tug boats were then able to

push the New York around to this side of

the harbor and hold it right about in

here as the Titanic continued on its way

and that whole incident took over an

hour to deal with and it is said that

some of the passengers on the Titanic

were heard saying that this incident was

an ominous start for a maiden voyage

so the Titanic made its way out of

Southampton Harbor and headed to

shurberg for

on their way to France a coal fire was

found in one of the bunkers of engine

room number five between engine room

five and engine room floor on the

starboard side which is this side here

the right side and it would have been

this bunker right here eight to ten men

per shift were put on this fire hosing

it down to keep it from spreading

while they emptied out the bunker it

couldn't come in and dock in any of the

docks it was too big so it had to anchor

off out here somewhere and they had to

ferry the people or the passengers had

to be ferried in from this dock here

which means the passengers boarded the

ferries and the fairies took them out to

where the Titanic was waiting for them

it was evening when the Titanic was

finally on its way from shurberg and it

began heading to Queenstown also known

as cork this was an overnight trip ended

up coming out to here the Titanic ended

up anchoring approximately right in here

off of Roach's point that you can see

this is Roach's point here and it was

anchored in this general area here and

once again the passengers had to be

ferried to the Titanic from right here

Kove and the building they boarded the

ferries from is still standing to this

day if we go down to street view you can

see right here turn it around and this

is the original structure that the

passengers boarded the Titanic from when

they were leaving Ireland you can see it

says Titanic here so they boarded the

ferries and headed back out to Roche

this point where the Titanic was waiting

for them I'm gonna turn this North the

date was April 11th 1912 when the

Titanic headed out across the Atlantic

hoping to get to New York

the route the Titanic took was pretty

much a straight line across the Atlantic

and the captain was hearing about

icebergs and ice in the water so he

changed his course to go about ten miles

or about 16 kilometers further south

than normal and it was right here in

this exact spot or at least this is the

exact spot where the Titanic is resting

at the bottom bottom of the ocean but it

was right here in this spot where it

struck the iceberg this photo of an

iceberg was taken from the Carpathia

they were very sure this was the iceberg

that sunk the Titanic because there was

red paint on this lower left portion

right here the bottom portion of the

Titanic had red paint on it and that red

paint was evident right over here on

this iceberg

they struck this iceberg at 11:40 p.m.

on April 14th and the first lifeboat was

lowered about an hour later at 12:40

a.m. on April 15th

this first lifeboat was lowered with 28

passengers but it had the capacity of

carrying 65 passengers by 2:20 a.m. the


anok was gone and a total of 20

lifeboats were in the water 16 of them

were wood boats and four of them were

collapsible side boats the collapsibles

had a wooden hull and canvas side that

would be folded down or propped up to

keep water from splashing in one of the

collapsibles was overturned and crowded

with men clinging to the hull when

another man and the dark tried to board

it one of the men on the hull said hold

on to what you have old boy one more

aboard would sink us all the man

answered back all right boys

good luck and God bless you then he swam

away a short distance and stopped moving

later several men on the hull claimed

they recognized the voice to be that of

Captain Smith the Titanic's captain by

3:00 a.m. all the sounds of struggling

people in the water stopped for 40

minutes the people on the lifeboats had

to endure the nightmarish sound of other

passengers slowly freezing to death it

was a little after 3:30 a.m. when the

Carpathia arrived on the scene in the

dark around 4 a.m. the sunlight began to

lighten up the horizon and all the

lifeboats started to make their way

toward the Carpathia because they could

see it over the next several hours

survivors were taken aboard the

Carpathia there were a total of 706

survivors on board the lifeboats this

particular photo is a photo of a

collapsible coming up alongside the

Carpathia as you can see it has canvas

sides that can fold down for easier

storage and these sides can be propped

up when they're in the water which keeps

splash or water from going in and here's

a photo of one of the lifeboats loaded

with survivors getting ready to board

the Carpathia in this photo here you can

see the collapsible that was overturned

that had about 25 men sitting on the

back of it right here this is also the

collapsible that some believe captain

Smith swam up to and was told there

wasn't any room for him and then he swam

away and died as the Carpathia was

picking up survivors 25 men stood on the

back of this trying not to fall over


the chief Baker Charles Jockin

who was on the back of the Titanic as

its sank he said it was like going down

an elevator and he just stepped off of

it without even getting his head dunked

was swimming around the water for two

hours and when things got light enough

he could see this overturned collapsible

and swam over to it but there wasn't any

room for him to get onto it so he just

hung on to the side until another

lifeboat came close enough to him that

he could get into that other lifeboat he

said he could never feel the cold or he

never noticed the cold but one of the

things that he did before the Titanic

sank is that he went and drank a

considerable amount of alcohol and they

think that had a lot to do with him

surviving over two hours in water that

was below freezing at 8:50 in the

morning the Carpathia headed out of the

area with 706 survivors on board by that

evening the Carpathia made it out of the

ice filled waters of the North Atlantic

and was heading for the final

destination in New York right in here

along the way it was raining and it ran

into fog around 8:00 p.m. Thursday

evening April 18th the Carpathia pulled

into the New York Harbor right through

here and made its way up


was gonna pull into right here pier 54

but before it pulled into pier 54 it

actually went up to Pier 59 which was

about right here to drop off all of the

Titanic lifeboats and here's a photo of

the Titanic's lifeboats in the harbor at

Pier 59 right here I'm fairly certain

that photo was taken about right in this

general area here now after the

Carpathia dropped off the lifeboats it

made its way down to pier 54 which is

right here it has been changed since

1912 but you can still see the original

pylons in the water right here where the

old pier once stood the only thing

original is the entryway if we go down

to street view you can see it right here

this was the Cunard lines entry and exit

way at pier 54 if we get up closer to it

you can almost make the name out see you

in a coup nard which was the company

that owned the Carpathia exit street

view the passengers exited here and many

family members were waiting out here to

see if their loved ones survived from

about April 17th to about the middle of

May ships from Halifax came out

searching for bodies they ended up

finding a total of 324 bodies over a

hundred of them were buried at sea and

the rest of them were taken to Nova

Scotia and actually buried right here in

this exact location

in fact in this satellite photo you can

see a group of people here and a larger

group of people here looking at the

headstones were approximately a hundred

and ninety Titanic victims were buried

so there you have it the RMS Titanic

location and route right here from

Google Earth