(All That's Interesting)
Crew members tried to calmly escort passengers to safety. Many panicked because they were not taught the lifeboat drill. Women and children boarded lifeboats first; mainly from first class. The majority of deaths were from third class.
Boats would be lowered into the water without men. Some people would pay bribes to earn a seat or jump ship. There was room for 64 lifeboats, but to allow space, there were only 16. Some were not even loaded fully. If the lifeboats had been properly loaded, 473 more would have lived.
"The sounds of people drowning are something that I can not describe to you, and neither can anyone else. Its the most dreadful sound and there is a terrible silence that follows it."
~Eva Hart, Survivor of the Titanic
"Striking the water was like a thousand knives being driven into one’s body. The temperature was 28 degrees, four degrees below freezing."
~Charles Lightoller, Titanic Second Officer
Within ten minutes of Titanic's distress signal, a ship, the Carpathia, sailed towards Titanic. Carpathia reached Titanic at 4 AM and saved 705 lives.
(The Irish Post)