Where Did the Titanic Sink: Map and Full Details!

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map of the location where the titanic sank

Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, the famous ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean over a century ago.

In this article, I’ll show you a map of where the Titanic sank and give you all the details about its final journey.

We will find out how this “unsinkable“‘ ship met its fate and where it rests on the ocean floor.

The exact spot where the Titanic sank

The map below indicates the precise location where the Titanic sank.

map of the titanic sinking
Map of the titanic sinking

As illustrated, it was located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 370 miles (600 kilometers) south-southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.

The map shows that the Titanic collided with an iceberg, likely having broken off from Greenland.

Following the collision, the ship’s captain ordered the engines to be shut down for a damage assessment.

Reconstructions suggest that after a brief pause, the Titanic resumed movement at a reduced pace. It traveled for about 10,5 miles (17 km) before halting completely as it began to take on excessive water.

The exact point where the vessel split in two and sank is at the coordinates 41.726931° N, 49.948253° W.

Was the water cold?


The tragedy took place in April, leading some to believe that the water might not have been particularly cold.

However, the water in the Atlantic Ocean was notably cold during this period, compounded by the fact that it occurred in the middle of the night.

Research indicates that the water temperature ranged from approximately 28 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or -2 to 0 degrees Celsius.

Consequently, passengers who ended up in the water survived for only about an hour.

When Did the Titanic Sink?

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

The collision with the iceberg happened at night, precisely at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. The ship fully submerged in the early hours of the following day.

The duration from the collision with the iceberg to the complete sinking was 2 hours and 40 minutes.

By that time, the Titanic had covered more than half of its journey. It was 1,450 nautical miles from its departure point, with the total voyage being 2,224 nautical miles.

How deep is the Titanic wreck?

Depth of the Titanic wreck
Depth of the Titanic wreck

Based on the most recent information, the Titanic wreck is located at a depth of approximately 12,500 feet (2.37 miles or 3.81 kilometers) beneath the sea surface.

Thus, it rests near the average depth of the Atlantic Ocean, which is estimated to be around 11,962 feet (3.64 kilometers). However, the ocean’s depth can reach up to 27,493 feet (8.38 kilometers) in certain areas.

The depth, currents, and unpredictable nature of the ocean floor significantly complicate any efforts to explore the wreck.

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