After its final stop in Ireland to pick up its last group of passengers, the amazing and expensive ship set out for its first transatlantic voyage. On April 11th, the ship set off for its final destination – New York City. Just three days later and only 375 miles from the coast of Canada, things would take a tragic turn. At almost midnight on April 14th, the boat would strike something and thus face its final hours on the ocean. This horrible accident would end up taking hundreds of lives and leaving a mark on history.