History Channel real-time tweets Titanic events

13 Apr 2012

Titanic leaving Belfast for her sea trials on 2 April 1912. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

The History Channel is tweeting the events of Titanic’s fateful voyage in real time, as if they would be tweeted 100 years ago just as they were happening.

Twitter users can follow Titanic‘s journey on the History Channel’s Twitter account, where, in addition to tweeting specific events that occurred on the ship’s maiden voyage, the channel is providing its followers with facts about Titanic, as well, such as “Did You Know? A third-class ticket aboard Titanic cost approximately $900 in today’s money.”

The History Channel is tweeting Titanic’s story in “Titanic local time,” which is roughly 90 minutes ahead of EST (or three and a half hours behind Irish time).

RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on 10 April 1912, stopping in Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland, before heading to New York.

At 11.40pm on 14 April, Titanic struck an iceberg and the ship sank at 2.20am on 15 April, claiming 1,517 lives.

History Channel Twitter feed

The History Channel’s Twitter feed, where followers can track Titanic events this week as they would have happened in real time

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic