Shipbuilders believed the Titanic was unsinkable because of its watertight compartments and doors. In the event of an accident, the captain could close these doors and prevent the boat from completely filling with water.... More »

The Titanic was a British-registered luxury ship that set sail from Southampton, United Kingdom, on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. The ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean en route to New York in the early morning hours... More »

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The death toll was estimated at over 1,500. More »

The Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg, which tore a hole in the side of the ship and flooded six compartments with water. Thirty-eight thousand tons of water rushed to fill the ship, which resulted in the ship break... More »

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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 Mau... More »

The cost to ride on the Titanic varied depending on the type of ticket, but first-class tickets were $2,500 and third-class tickets were $40. In modern currency, these prices would be $103,000 and $900, respectively. More »

At the Titanic's beam, or widest point at the nautical waterline, it measured 92 feet 6 inches. Compared to modern ocean cruisers, this is somewhat small; the Costa Concordia, which foundered in 2012, measured 116 feet a... More »