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Timeline Of The Titanic Through The Eyes Of Corgis

When most of is think of the Titanic our minds first go to the that lovey movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and then bust out singing “My Heart Will Go On” (sorry if that song’s stuck in your head now). Not many of us first think that this was a real event, far beyond a love story and only in the movies.

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sailing and hitting an iceberg. Many people lost lives and even for our favorite furry friends — as estimated 12 dogs were on board with most of them losing their lives along with their owners.

To commemorate the anniversary of the R.M.S Titanic, I though it would be good to reacquaint ourselves with the real story of the crew, survivors and victims and who better to tell the story then the well-loved corgi!

Click through to read the timeline of the Titanic through the eyes of Corgis:

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  • 100 Years Ago 1 of 12
    100 Years Ago
    It took over 7.5 million dollars to build the Titanic.
    Source: TitanicFacts
    Photo credit: modified from redcargurl via Flickr
  • Exciting Day 2 of 12
    Exciting Day
    There was an estimated crowd of over 100, 000 people out to watch the launch.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from nikoretro via Flickr
  • Setting Sail 3 of 12
    Setting Sail
    The maximum capacity of the Titanic is 3,547 including crew and passengers.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from itsPRONOUNCEDmay via Flickr
  • Pricey Ride 4 of 12
    Pricey Ride
    Third class ticket was only $30 and there was an estimated 6 million dollars in cash, bonds and jewelry carried by passengers.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from nikoretro via Flickr
  • Then, Things Got Bad 5 of 12
    Then, Things Got Bad
    It's estimated that there was only 30 seconds between when the iceberg was spotted and the ship collided.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from image hosted onICHC
  • Lifeboats Go Out 6 of 12
    Lifeboats Go Out
    It took approximately 10 minutes to launch a lifeboat and only 16 went out.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from sⓘndy° via Flickr
  • Ship Went Down 7 of 12
    Ship Went Down
    Titanic sunk at a speed of around 10 mph (16 km/h).
    Source: TitanicFacts
    Photo credit: modified from nikoretro via Flickr
  • Unused Seats 8 of 12
    Unused Seats
    There were only 20 lifeboats on board though a ship that size could have easily carried 64 (enough for all passengers).
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from sⓘndy° via Flickr
  • Many Deaths 9 of 12
    Many Deaths
    Only one child from First Class died - 49 children from other ticket classes died. All dogs who survived were from First Class and were all 'lap dogs'.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from jmcmichael via Flickr
  • Only Took 15 Minutes 10 of 12
    Only Took 15 Minutes
    The temperature of the water was -2C, which is cold enough to kill a person in 14-45 minutes.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from sⓘndy° via Flickr
  • An Extra 3 Days 11 of 12
    An Extra 3 Days
    At 4:10 am the The Carpathia arrived to the Titanic disaster and grabbed survivors from the lifeboats. Lifeboat No.2 is the first to be evacuated.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from sⓘndy° via Flickr
  • Hard To Find 12 of 12
    Hard To Find
    6 thousand artifacts have been recovered from the wreckage to date.
    Source: TitanicFacts

    Photo credit: modified from evocateur via Flickr

:: Will you be doing anything to commemorate the Titanic this weekend? ::

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