At 11:40 pm the Titanic collided with an iceberg, but the captain did not find out until later that unforgiving cold night. Just after midnight the captain found out about the flooding of the ship, and he told the crew they had an hour and a half before the boat was drenched in freezing waters. 12:50 am, and the captain sent a distress call to New York. The captain said “We have been struck by an iceberg. Badly damaged. Rush aid.” 20 minutes later the first lifeboats were launched but not everyone evacuated. The first lifeboats were only one-fourth full. One frozen hour later, the propellers and ship sunk under the water, and so did the captain. After 2 hours of waiting, the Carpathia came to the rescue but only got 711 out 2,222 people and in April 18 the survivors arrive.