What where people doing on board while Titanic hit the iceberg


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Hitch

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Simple question.

What where the most people doing on board on the time the Titanic hit the iceberg?
 
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Sleeping! It was almost midnight. I believe that around ten p.m. (at least that is what I remember) the stewards put out the lights in the steerage public rooms. As far as second class goes, I don't know, but in First class, there was still a good number of men in the first class smoking room, and of course much of the crew was on duty, but otherwise, most were asleep.
 
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Alicia Coors

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Well many of them were married couples, so it's probably safe to assume...

Her: Gosh, that was...I felt like the whole ship trembled...

Him: Me, too. We have to do this ocean thing more often...

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Melissa Ziehl

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My guess would be, that some were sleeping, some were probably in the smoking room. It was around 11:40 or so when she hit, so I say mostly the people were sleeping or were just in their cabins relaxing.
 
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According to "Titanic People 1912" My father's cousin, Charles Valentine Clarke and his wife Ada Maria.... " slept through the collision, and were finally woken by the steward knocking on the door"...
 

Pat Winship

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"The temperature on deck felt somewhere around the zero of Canada, although actually, it wasn’t much below freezing, and I quickly rolled into my blankets. There I lay, turning over my past sins and future punishments, waiting until I could thaw and get to sleep."

"I was just about ready for the land of nod, when I felt a sudden vibrating jar run through the ship. Up to this moment she had been steaming with such a pronounced lack of vibration that this sudden break in the steady running was all the more noticeable. Not that it was by any means a violent concussion, but just a distinct and unpleasant break in the monotony of her motion."

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