Special Report

57 Fascinating Facts About the Titanic

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56. Only a few hundred bodies were recovered after the crash

Rescue ships recovered only 306 bodies from the icy water. Many of the deceased were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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57. The ship slipped beneath the ocean’s surface at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912

The Titanic, believed to be unsinkable at the time, is one of the biggest disasters in commercial maritime history.