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The five men who were aboard the Titan were declared dead on Thursday after search and rescue crews found evidence the submersible had imploded. Bill Sikes/AP; Victoria Sirakova/Getty Images; Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images; Engro Corporation Limited via Reuters hide caption

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Ida and Isidor Straus died after she gave up her spot in a lifeboat to stay with him on the sinking Titanic in 1912. Their great-great-granddaughter Wendy Rush is married to Stockton Rush, the founder of OceanGate and pilot of its missing submersible. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Rear Adm. John Mauger, the U.S. Coast Guard District commander, speaks during a news conference in Boston on Thursday about the search for the missing OceanGate submersible Titan. Brian Snyder/Reuters hide caption

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An undated photo shows a tourist submersible belonging to OceanGate descending into the ocean. Search and rescue operations for one of the company's submersibles, Titan, are continuing Wednesday. OceanGate/Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Submersible pilot Randy Holt and Stockton Rush, CEO and co-founder of OceanGate, dive in the company's Antipodes submersible off the Florida coast in 2013. Rescuers are racing to find a missing OceanGate submersible before the oxygen supply runs out for five people, including Rush, who were on a mission to document the wreckage of the Titanic. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jamie Frederick speaks during a press conference about the search efforts for the submersible that went missing near the wreck of the Titanic in Boston on Tuesday. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Coast Guard vessel sits in port in Boston Harbor on Monday amidst the search for the submersible. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Tiny sub, big ocean': Why the Titanic submersible search is so challenging

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In this screenshot captured by NPR, the bow of the shipwrecked Titanic is seen from the first human-operated vehicle to visit the site in 1986. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution released footage from that 1986 dive on Wednesday. Screenshot by NPR/WHOI hide caption

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Fans have long debated whether there was room for both Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) on the makeshift raft in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images hide caption

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A judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage company may cut into the remains of the Titanic to retrieve the ship's wireless telegraph machine. Artifacts from the sunken vessel are sit on shelves at a storage facility in Atlanta in this Feb. 18 photo. Angie Wang/AP hide caption

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The Titanic set out from Southampton, England, in 1912 — and infamously dragged more than 1,500 of its passengers and crew to their deaths not long afterward. Now the underwater wreckage of the historic vessel is getting some new protections. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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A 30-foot by 30-foot mock-up of the Titanic replica now under construction stands near the construction site in China's Sichuan Province. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Life-Size Replica Of The Titanic Is Under Construction In China's Countryside

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The ill-fated Sultana in Helena, Ark., just before it exploded on April 27, 1865, with about 2,500 people aboard. Most were Union soldiers, newly released from Confederate prison camps. Library of Congress hide caption

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The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives

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This violin is said to have been played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during the final moments before the sinking of the Titanic. It's thought he put the instrument in that leather case. Hartley's body and the case were found by a ship that responded to the disaster. Now the violin has been sold. Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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April 4, 1912: The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her ill-fated first voyage. Southampton City Council/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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