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|1 April||Titanic's sea trials postponed due to bad weather.|
|2 April||0600: Sea trials begin.
20:00: Sea trials end. Titanic heads for Southampton.
|4 April||Titanic arrives at Southampton around midnight.|
departs Southampton at 12 noon. While departing, suction
from propellers causes New
York to break free of moorings. Quick action by
tugs and extra speed from Titanic
17:30 (5:30 p.m.): Arrival at Cherbourg, France. 274 passengers board including John Jacob Astor. 22 passengers disembark.
20:30 (8:30 p.m.): Departs Cherbourg for Queenstown, ( Cobh), Ireland.
|11 April||11:30 (11:30 a.m): Titanic
arrives in Queenstown. 120 passengers board. Among those
who depart is Frances Brown (later Father Brown, SJ) with
his camera and photos of life aboard ship.
13:30 (1:30 p.m.). Titanic departs Queenstown bound for New York with 2,206 passengers and crew.
|12 April||Titanic travels 326 miles.|
|13 April||Titanic travels
519 miles. Ice sightings reported by other ships. Rappahannock
reports heavy ice.
|14 April||23:40 (11:40 p.m.) Lookouts Fleet and Lee sight iceberg. Bell rung and call to bridge. Murdoch orders helm hard a-starboard and engines reversed. Starboard side scraped by iceberg for 300 feet puncturing hull in various places. Water fills forward compartments. Thomas Andrews informs Captain Smith near midnight Titanic will stay afloat no more than 2 hours.|
|15 April||02:20.: Titanic
0400: Carpathia arrives and begins recovery operations of lifeboats. Dawn reveals large icefield and some bergs 200 feet tall. 712 survivors rescued; about 1,496 perish
0730: Californian arrives but only finds Mount Temple. Sights Carpathia.
0830: Carpathia and California alongside. Carpathia requests she continue search for survivors. Californian only finds debris. Carpathia departs for New York.
10:40-11:20: Californian gives up search and departs. Discrepancy between log and Third Officer Groves makes time approximate.
|18 April||Carpathia arrives New York in evening. Unloads White Star Line lifeboats and then docks at Pier 54. Titanic survivors disembark.|
arrives Boston in morning. Captain Lord tells press his
ship was stopped by ice field and wireless shut down for
night. Learns of Titanic
sinking at 05:30 from
|April-May||American inquiry headed by Senator Smith.|
|May-June||British inquiry headed by Lord Mersey|
|Sources: Walter Lord, A Night To Remember & The Night Lives On, Stephen Cameron, Titanic: Belfast's Own.|
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