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A Titanic Anniversary

by on April 15th 2010 at 4:40 pm

Titanic movie poster

Movie poster of Titanic

The 15th April brings us the anniversary of one of the highest casualties in maritime history. The ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, which sank 98 years ago in 1912, claimed 1,517 lives of the 2,223 passengers on board. It took around 3 years to complete, yet sank in just 2 hours 40 minutes. The Vessel set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England on the 10th April 1912 and carried many residents of the town who sadly lost their lives.

Unfortunately there are no living survivors from the Titanic disaster. Millvina Dean was the last survivor, who was only nine weeks old at the time. She died last year on 31st May 2009.

It’s not just the ship that sunk, Titanic the motion picture has recently been knocked off the top spot as the highest grossing film of all time to the 3D wonders of Avatar. Titanic held the record since 1997, grossing $1.843 billion.

With Avatar still rising it’s going to take a big ice-berg to sink it.

Matt

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