Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Titanic
Aiden, Jaylah, Dora, Stewart

The Titanic was built in Belfast Northern Ireland between 1909 and 1911. The top speed of the Titanic was 24 knots. It was the largest man made ship. It cost 7.5 million dollars to build. It sailed for New York on April 10 , 1912. On April 14 at 11:55 pm it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The iceberg hitting the ship allowed water to enter it. The iceberg was formed in Greenland  where it broke off from a glacier. It moved south from there. There were many famous people on board the Titanic. There were not enough life boats on the ship for all the people. Most lifeboats were not full. 60% of the first class passengers survived the sinking. The Carpathia rescued the survivors starting at 4:10 am.