This photo taken by a Jesuit Irish priest depicts what is believed to be the very last known image of the RMS Titanic, the legendary ship which would unfortunately be doomed to sink to the bottom of the Atlantic just days after this photograph was taken. Image taken on the shores of Crosshaven, Ireland. April 12th 1912. The priest was actually offered a ticket onto the ship and he would've gone on it if it was up to him, but his clerical superior reportedly ordered him to stay. Ironically this disappointment was what likely saved his life, as a mere three days after this photo was taken the Titanic would hit an iceberg while enroute to New York City. All of the watertight bulkheads on the ship were punctured by the iceberg, and the ship commonly thought to be: "so strong that God himself couldn't sink her!" would soon end up in the bottom of the ocean a few hours later. Over 1,500 people either drowned or froze to death in the icy waters of the North Atlantic on April 15th 1912, with an estimated 705 survivors being rescued by the RMS Carpathia under two hours later. The very last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a woman named Millvina Dean who lost her father in the sinking and who herself was the youngest survivor as she was only two months old at the time of the sinking, passed away on May 31st 2009. The wreck of the Titanic was lost and was not rediscovered until 1985 by the American explorer and underwater archeologist Dr. Robert Ballard, but alas the wreck of the Titanic is expected to decay and be completely destroyed by rust eating bacteria within twenty to forty years. When that happens, the only trace of the legendary ship will sadly just be a large rust stain on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
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