Judge who investigated Titanic disaster wrote in private journal how ship was travelling at 'excessive speed' despite ice warnings
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THE TITANIC DISASTER TIMELINE

109 Years Ago Today!

Ned Parfett, the 'Titanic paperboy', outside of the White Star Line offices in London
 

Ned Parfett, the 'Titanic paperboy', outside of the White Star Line offices in London

 

April 10, 1912 (12:00): 

The Titanic sets sail from Southampton to New York, calling at Cherbourg and Cork en route.

April 14 (09:00–22.30, ship's time): 

Marconi Company radio officers on the Titanic received a total of six warnings of ice in the vicinity, not all of which were passed on to the crew.

April 14 (23:39):

Lookout Frederick Fleet, in the crow's nest, spots an iceberg dead ahead of the ship. Turning to port, the vessel managed to avoid a direct collision, but suffered a 'glancing blow' instead.

April 15 (00:05):

Captain Edward Smith orders abandon ship and has radio operators issue distress signals.

Lord Mersey adds the Titanic (pictured)  had not enough life boats for the 2240 passengers and a crucial lifeboat drill had been cancelled

April 15 (02:05):

The Titanic's final lifeboat is launched. Ten minutes later, the liner's angle in the water increased rapidly, ultimately reaching over 30 degrees, as water reached previously unflooded parts of the ship through deck hatches.

April 15 (02:20): 

The Titanic finally disappeared beneath the waves, some two hours and forty minutes after striking the iceberg.  

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