On Sunday, we went to the Titanic Museum in Belfast.
We learnt some interesting facts about this huge boat. Thomas Andrews was the managing director in charge of design although the plans had already been designed previously by others. The Titanic set sail from Southampton, stopping along the way in Ireland, in the direction of New York with more than 2200 people on board.
It was continuing the previous route when in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the boat collided with an iceberg, between 23:30 and 02:15 on the 14th of April, in the year 1912, causing water to enter, causing it to sink very slowly.
There were only lifeboats for 1178 people, so it wasn’t enough. First, they tried to save women and children. The crew sent messages to other ships that were in the area but they took too long. Finally, the Titanic sank leaving more than 1300 deaths.
In the museum, we also saw one video that talked about how the Titanic was found and what the interior was like in it.
Some students were lucky to meet a host mother who had a family member on the Titanic. This young girl survived and lived in the States until she was in her 80's.