January 1912 Only 16 wooden lifeboats are fitted onboard the Titanic.
April 10, 1912 Passengers in Southampton, England, board the ship and the Titanic begins her maiden voyage.
April 11, 1912 after stopping in France, the Titanic picks up more passengers in Queenstown, Ireland.
April 12 & 13, 1912 The Titanic sails through calm waters.
April 14, 1912 throughout the day seven iceberg warnings are received.
April 14, 1912 - 11:40 P Lookout Frederick Fleet spots an iceberg dead ahead.
The iceberg strikes the Titanic on the right side of her bow.
April 14, 1912 - 11:50 P Fourteen feet of water pour into the front part of the ship.
April 15, 1912 - Midnight the captain is told the ship can only stay afloat for a couple of hours.
April 15, 1912 -12:05 A the order is given to uncover the lifeboats and to get passengers and crew ready on deck.
There is only room in the lifeboats for half of the estimated 2,200 on board.
April 15, 1912 -12:25 A the lifeboats begin loading women and children first. The Carpathia, southeast of the Titanic by about 58 miles, picks up the distress call.
April 15, 1912 - 12:45 A the first lifeboat is safely lowered away with only 28 of the 65 seats filled.
April 15, 1912 - 2:05 A the last lifeboat departs, leaving over 1,500 people on the sinking ship.
The tilt of Titanic's deck grows steeper and steeper.
April 15, 1912 - 2:17 A the last radio message is sent. The captain announces “Every man for himself.”
April 15, 1912 - 2:20 A the Titanic's broken-off stern settles back into the water, becoming more level for a few minutes. Slowly fills with water and tilts its end high into the air before sinking into the sea. People in the water slowly freeze to death.
April 15, 1912 - 3.30 A the Carpathia's rockets are spotted by the survivors.
April 15, 1912 - 4:10 A the first lifeboat is picked up by the Carpathia.
April 15, 1912 - 8:50 A the Carpathia leaves the area bound for New York. She has on board 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster.