What Happened After the Titanic Sank?
Most people know the at least a part of the story of the sinking of the Titanic but there is very little talk about what actually happened after that fateful night. Here are some details about what happened after wards.
The Carpathia which was the ship that responded first to the distress calls of the Titanic and was the one who picked up Titanic’s survivors arrived in New York at around 8:00 PM on April 18, 1912, almost three days after sinking of the Titanic.
News had already been spreading about the tragedy. When Carpathia arrived in New York there were around 40,000 people waiting there. People were waiting to see if their loved ones had survived or if their lives had been lost at sea. Among the people waiting were reporters who shamelessly got in the faces of the survivors. Most were tight lipped about what had happened as they had endured a horrific tragedy.
The crowd became emotional as people began to realize their loved ones had not survived.
There were two inquiries after the sinking. One was in America and the other in England. The American Inquiry wanted to know why the Titanic had been moving at such a rapid pace in an icy area. To this day that question has never been answered. Evidence also came up that the life boats were not brought in to play in a timely manner.
Also during the inquiries there were questions brought up as to why the Californian which was a ship that was near enough to save the passengers of the Titanic did not respond to the calls for help. There are also thoughts that there might have been a third ship in that area that night as well, but that remains a mystery.
The Californian was sitting motionless through the night because of all of the ice. Their wireless operator also did not hear the call for help because he was off duty.