Plunged Into the Depths
With water filling up these cabins, the ship began to sink but not rapidly. In fact, it took two and a half hours for the ship to disappear below the waterline. Onboard this ship were over 2,000 people who had been assured that the ship was unsinkable. Tragically, this misrepresentation or miscalculation (however you want to look at it) cost 1,500 people their lives. Of that 1,500, about 1,000 of them were still on the ship when it plummeted to the bottom of the ocean.