Titanic Coal - A small fragment of coal recovered from the debris field on the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean from the sinking of the RMS Titanic passenger liner on April 15, 1912. The ship was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service. The ship had departed Southampton, UK on it's maiden trans-Atlantic voyage on April 10, 1912, and struck an iceberg at approximately 11:40pm on April 14, 1912. It sank two hours and forty minutes later, resulting in the death of 1,502 people.
Specimen owned is identified as Object No. 94/0036. It was recovered during the 1994 Titanic Research and Recovery Expedition, and is authenticated by RMS Titanic, Inc.