April 1912 is a date that will never be forgotten by history. Early that morning, the RMS Titanic sank, claiming the lives of nearly passengers in the process. The behemoth ship remained untouched at the bottom of the ocean for 73 years, until
The graves of the Titanic dead Most of the gravestones identical, with the name and identification number of the victim, and the identical date of death, 15 April 1912. There are over 300 graves in Halifax, most in this cemetery, and also some in the Roman Catholic and Jewish cemeteries.
Built in Northern Ireland in 1909, the "RMS Titanic" was also known as the "unsinkable ship," because it had a double-bottom hull divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. The 882.5-foot-long (268.9 meters) craft sank in April 1912 after it struck an iceberg off southern Newfoundland, and now rests on the ocean floor at a depth of 12,460 feet (3.7 kilometers).
Halifax, Canada. The seamen of Halifax retrieved more than 300 of the Titanic's dead. Fairview Lawn Cemetery is home to 121 Titanic victims. There is an exhibit about the Titanic at the local museum as well as several other quaint, historical and storied places to visit. http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-titanichalifax-20120415,0,556623,full.story