112 years since the Titanic set sail

On this day back in 1912 , the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage.

Four nights later while running at high speed, on a black, moonless night, the ship hit an iceberg, tearing a massive hole down her right side.

The Titanic's owners claimed the ship was unsinkable.

Yet just two-and-half hours after the collision, she slipped beneath the icy Atlantic's surface, taking nearly 1500 passengers and crew with her.

Hot 1027's Paul Ash looks back...
11 Apr English South Africa Entertainment News · Documentary

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