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 Titanic originally set sail from Southampton, England, at noon on April 10, 1912. The ship traveled to Cherbourg, France, stopping only briefly that evening before leaving for Queenstown, Ireland. At 1:30 p.m. on Thu... More »

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The Titanic sank to a depth of approximately 13,000 feet in the north Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The depth was not discovered until a joint French-U.S. expedition found the ship in 1985. More »

The Titanic and its sister ships Olympic and Britannic were owned by the White Star Line. This company began in 1845 under the direction of John Pilkington and Henry Wilson and continued until 1934, when it merged with a... More »

The Titanic received at least four warnings from other ships about ice in the area on the day of the accident. The final warning came an hour before disaster struck. More »

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 RMS Titanic was commissioned by the White Star Line and built by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff. It took more than three years to build the doomed ship that sank in the North Atlantic in April of 1912. More »

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