Never-before-seen photos of the  Titanic disaster

April 12, 2022

By Raza Mehdi

The RMS Titanic sits at the dock in Southampton, England, soon before setting sail for New York on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912.

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Crowds line the docks as they see off their loved ones aboard the Titanic. 

The first-class lounge aboard the Titanic, as seen just before the vessel departed.

Passengers stroll along a line of lifeboats on board the ship. Three days later these boats would go on to save over 500 lives.

A child plays with his father on the saloon deck of the Titanic, three days before the ship sank.

Inside Café Parisien, the first-class restaurant of the Titanic.

Captain Edward J Smith (right) and Purser Hugh Walter McElroy pose for a photograph aboard the Titanic, a day into its voyage. The photographer escaped since he had gotten off in New Zealand. 

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The iceberg that was suspected to have hit the Titanic was photographed by the steward of another ship, the morning after the tragedy. He reportedly saw the ship's distinct red paint smeared on the base of the iceberg.

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A lifeboat carries survivors to safety, right after the ship sank.

One of Titanic’s lifeboats found adrift by the ship, Mackay-Bennett, during its mission to recover the bodies of those who died in the disaster.

Isidor and Ida Straus refused to board a lifeboat to make space for younger people. The couple was last seen together on the deck holding hands before a wave swept them both into the sea.

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Titanic survivors aboard the ship, Carpathia, just after their rescue.

The 'Titanic orphans' – Michel (left, age 4) and Edmond Navratil (right, age 2) – were the only children rescued from the ship without a parent or guardian. They got a last glimpse of their father when he helped them escape in a lifeboat. He later perished in the icy waters.

A newspaper boy sells copies of the Evening News outside the office of the White Star Line, the company that built the Titanic.

A crowd awaits the return of Titanic's survivors in New York.

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All that was left of the greatest ship in the world – the lifeboats that carried many of the 705 survivors.

The bow of the Titanic wreck underwater. It now lies at a depth of approximately 3.8 km in the Atlantic Ocean.

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