The RMS Titanic's intended destination on its maiden voyage in 1912 was New York City, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The ship embarked on its voyage in Southhampton, England on April 10 of that year.
The RMS Titanic attained major importance in popular culture, and many books and films have been based on the tragedy. The ship hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank on the morning of its fifth day at sea. An estimated 1,500 people died in the sinking of the Titanic. The wreckage of the ship was discovered in 1985, further increasing public interest in its story.