What happened after the Titanic sank, in photos
April 14, 2016 - Uncategorized
Frederick Fleet, 24, the lookout who first spotted the iceberg. He went on to serve in both World Wars. In 1965, he experienced depression and later hanged himself.
Image: Harris and Ewing/Library of Congress
At 11:39 p.m. on April 14, 1912, lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg dead ahead of the Titanic, which was steaming at near full speed on her maiden voyage to New York.
Two hours and 40 minutes later, she slipped beneath the waves
Of the 2,224 people on board the supposedly unsinkable ship, only about 700 made it to the lifeboats. The remaining 1,500 were trapped in the belly of the sinking ship or died within minutes of leaping into the frigid North Atlantic water. Read more…