Titanic: Voyage To The Past On April 10, 1912, the British luxury liner glided through the Southampton, England, harbor to begin her ill-fated maiden voyage. Five days later, the $7.5 million vessel sank after striking an iceberg in the north Atlantic. The tragic disaster claimed 1,517 lives. There were 711 survivors.
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Titanic: Voyage To The Past

The $7.5 million vessel sank after striking an iceberg in the north Atlantic, claiming 1,517 lives.

Laurie and Dan Castaneda from Long Beach, Calif., walk the pool deck of the Azamara Journey on a Titanic Memorial Cruise. Preparation for their costumes involved several weeks of research, last-minute purchases and even home-sewn clothing from vintage patterns. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Surviving officers of the Titanic recalled ship's doctor John Edward Simpson as perfectly calm in the face of death, even giving his pocket flashlight to one of the lifeboat captains. Courtesy of Kate Dornan hide caption

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History Lost And Found: A Letter From Titanic

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The cast and crew of Titanic, as pictured in my 2001-2002 yearbook. I'm standing in the third row back on the right side, in front of the "captain." Courtesy of Dana Farrington hide caption

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Portraits of Wallace Hartley (top center) and the other musicians aboard the Titanic, published after the ship sank in 1912. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Remembering The Titanic's Intrepid Bandleader

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The bow railing of RMS Titanic, illuminated by the Mir 1 submersible. Read more about the wreck in a National Geographic report. Emory Kristof/National Geographic Stock hide caption

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The ill-fated Titanic rests at Harland and Wolff's shipyard, Belfast, in February 1912. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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James Cameron's 1997 epic Titanic is being rereleased in 3-D. Paramount Pictures/AP hide caption

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White Star Line heir J. Bruce Ismay was one of 325 men to survive the sinking of the Titanic.

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Gavin Bryars' 'The Sinking of the Titanic' in Performance 1/16/08

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