Illustration - Titanic sinking. Titanic Sinking. Diagrammatic illustration of the Titanic sinking, lights blazing in the night. 'How the Titanic Gradually Sank Bow First With Her Lights Blazing to the Last'. Titanic was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast Ireland during 1910 - 1911 and later sank on April 15th, 1912 after striking an iceberg off the coast of New Foundland during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, USA, with the loss of 1,522 passengers and crew.