What Happened After The Titanic Sank (29 Photos)

At 11:39 p.m. on April 14, 1912, a young lookout named Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg. His ship was headed straight for it. The Titanic made impact, and two hours and 40 minutes later, the boat was lost to the ocean forever.

2,224 people were on board. Only 700 survived.

It’s a tragedy that has stuck in our minds more than a century, but we’re likely unfamiliar with the real faces of the people who survived it. In the images below, we see what the immediate aftermath of the tragedy looked like, from New York all the way to the UK.

A photo of the iceberg that sank the Titanic.

Frederick Fleet, 24, the lookout who first spotted the iceberg.

After the iceberg hit, the passengers lucky enough to get into a lifeboat sailed toward the rescue boat, the Carpathia.


John B. Thayer sketched this while he was on a capsized lifeboat. The drawing was later filled in by P.L. Skidmore aboard the Carpathia.

Survivors sit aboard the Carpathia.

They huddled for warmth and tried to make sense of what happened.

After news of the accident hit land, people waited outside the offices of the White Star Line in New York.

Crowds stood in the rain awaiting the arrival of the Carpathia.


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