This animation shows the Titanic going down in real time. Completely fascinating in its use of carefully chosen detail to convey how the night unfolded:

12.15 – first wireless messages for help sent

12.16 – orchestra begins playing in the first class lobby


12.32 – lifeboats lowered into position for launch

12.40 – first lifeboat is launched with 28 of the 65 places filled


12.51 – first officer Lightoller begins women and children only policy

1.29 – revolvers issued to officers of the Titanic


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