Norman gives up his seat on the lifeboat and goes looking for his dad. While attempting to untangle a lifeboat pulley, Giff (Robert Wagner) falls into the water and is pulled onto a lifeboat. A round of explosions rock the ship, and Norman and Richard see each other. Richard tries to get Norman on another lifeboat, but they have all left. Hugging his son, Richard assures him that he loves him. As the band plays and the remaining passengers sing 'Nearer my God to Thee', explosions again erupt. The Titanic's bow sinks lower and lower into the water, until the ship disappears completely. In the final scene, the lifeboats can be seen floating amidst chunks of ice, and the narrator says, 'Thus, on April 15 1912 at 02:20 hours, as the passengers and crew sang a Welsh hymn, RMS Titanic passed from the British registry. Seven hundred and twelve (712) people in 19 lifeboats survived.'
She left Southampton, England on Wednesday 10 April 1912 and took on more passengers at Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland (now called Cobh) later that day. On Sunday 14 at 11:40 p.m. (ship time) she struck an iceberg 400 miles (650 km) south of Newfoundland and went under at 2:20 a.m.