When Did the Titanic Sink?

The Titanic struck the iceberg at 11.40 pm on Sunday 14 April, 1912.

She finally sank beneath the waves at 2.20am on Monday April 15, 1912.

It took 2 hours and 40 minutes (160 minutes) from the collision to her final disappearance beneath the waves.

Der Untergang der Titanic (The Sinking of the Titanic), engraving by Willy Stöwer.

Above: Der Untergang der Titanic (The Sinking of the Titanic), an engraving made in 1912 by the German maritime artist Willy Stöwer (1864-1931). The illustration, made shortly after the sinking, and without documentary evidence, mistakenly shows smoke rising from the rearmost (4th) funnel, which was in fact used for ventilation only.

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