How long did it take the Titanic to sink after striking an iceberg?
– 45 minutes
– 1 hour and 10 minutes
– 2 hours and 40 minutes
– 3 hours and 20 minutes
2 hours and 40 minutes
Answer: At approximately 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg. At 2:20 AM on April 15, roughly two hours and forty minutes later, the Titanic plunged to the bottom of the ocean. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
Length: 269 m
Construction started: 31 March 1909
Port of registry: Liverpool, UK
Route: Southampton to New York City
Speed: Cruising: 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph). Max: 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Yard number: 401