Titanic Anniversary: Remembering the third-class passengers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Titanic Anniversary: Remembering the third-class passengers

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic left on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.

Five days later, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Approximately 1,317 passengers died when the Titanic sank. 709 of them were third class passengers. Three-quarters of them perished.

The reason why many more of these passengers died compared to the first and second class members was because the third class passengers were confined to their area of the Titanic.

Grilled gates had been installed in the lower decks to keep different classes of passengers from interacting with each other. Although stewards had keys to unlock the gates during an emergency, they did not have time to unlock all of them as the Titanic filled up with water after hitting an iceberg.

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