After colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean, R.M.S. Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The Titanic only had enough lifeboats to carry 1,178 of the 2,225 passengers and crew to safety. Here, a group of men and women, some of the 705 survivors, float to safety aboard a lifeboat.
National Archives - Northeast Region (New York City), Records of District Courts of the United States