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What is a Titanic submersible model?

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A Titanic submersible model is a historically accurate miniature plastic replica of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic. The model floats on water and also has to ability to break in half and then sink. It is packaged with a book that explores the history of the ship.

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The Titanic was the largest passenger ship ever built when it set sail from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. Its capacity was 3,300 people. On April 14 at approximately 11:30 PM, four days into the maiden voyage, the Titanic struck an iceberg, which caused a 300-foot gash along its bottom. The ship sank at 2:20 AM on April 15 and left only 705 survivors.

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    Why was the Titanic built?

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    The White Star Line built the Titanic to compete with other shipping lines, especially with Cunard, which owned the two most prestigious ships, the Mauretania and Lusitania. The Lusitania’s luxurious interior and the Mauretania’s speed crossing the Atlantic made them stiff competition.

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    How long did it take to build the Titanic?

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    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.

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    When was the Titanic finished being built?

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    On April 2, 1912, the Titanic was finished being built. The keel and hull were completed on May 13, 1911, but workers needed another year to install the engines and funnels and finish the interior.

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    Who found the Titanic?

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    Ocean explorer Robert Ballard found the wreckage of the sunken RMS Titanic in 1986. He is also credited with discovering the sunken German battleship Bismarck and other shipwrecks. Ballard has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions.

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