Built in Belfast Ireland, the Titanic took approximately 3 years to complete. Construction began in 1909, and the ship was completed in 1912, the same year as her maiden voyage.
At nearly 900 feet in length and weighing over 46,000 tons, the Titanic was the largest ship at sea in 1912. The luxury passenger ship began her tragic maiden voyage to New York from the UK on April 10, 1912. On April 14 of the same year, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank within 3 hours of the accident. Of the 2,223 people aboard the ship, 1,517 were lost. The RMS Carpathia, replying to a distress call from the Titanic, rescued 706 passengers and crew. While some artifacts have been recovered, the Titanic still lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.