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The sorrowful scene outside the White Star offices in New York City following the sinking of the company's famed ship RMS Titanic during its maiden voyage. Bound for New York from Southampton, England, the world's largest ship struck an iceberg off Newfoundland around midnight and went down at 2:27 a.m., April 15, 1912. Over 1,500 of the ship's 2,224 passengers and crew drowned in the icy waters while 705 persons who had gotten into lifeboats were rescued by the liner RMS Carpathia which arrived about two hours after Titanic sank. (Photo credit: courtesy Library of Congress)

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