21 Of the most beautiful and rarely seen photos of the ship of dreams RMS Titanic Revealing new perspectives on a tragedy, you

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RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that became famous when it sank on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, USA.

RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time and was called unsinkable. Its sinking sent a big shock wave around the world and it resulted in the formation of International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which governs the maritime safety to this day.

1Titanic – the ship of dreams

RMS Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast and her architect was Thomas Andrews. It was commandeered by Captain Edward Smith and he went down with the ship as she sank in the cold waters of the ocean. Titanic left with 2,240 passengers and made its way across the Atlantic ocean toward its destination, New York City.

RMS Titanic

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2Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic


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Titanic was not the only ship but was part of three sister ships with Olympic and Britannic being the other two. However, Titanic was the biggest of all three at 882 feet 9 inches long, maximum breadth of 92 feet 6 inches and had the total height of 104 feet from the base of the keel to the top of the bridge.

Titanic Britannic and Olympic

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3Under Construction

Titanic was constructed by White Star Line in order to compete with the Lusitania and Mauretania built by rival shipyard by the name of Cunard Line. The construction of RMS Titanic was funded by American J.P. Morgan and his International Mercantile Marine Co., began on 31 March 1909.

Titanic Under Construction

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4On sea trials


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The ship could carry 3,547 passengers and crew. The total cost of Titanic construction amounted to $7.5 million. She was the heaviest ship of its time weighing over 46,328 tons. Its design was done by Thomas Andrews and construction was overseen by Lord William Pirrie who was the director of Harland Wolf and White Star, and Alexander Carlisle, the shipyard’s chief draughtsman, and general manager.

Titanic on trial

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5The Iceberg that sank Titanic

Titanic’s captain Edward Smith had received iceberg warnings throughout the voyage. Lookouts Fredrick Fleet and Reginald Lee marked an iceberg straight ahead of the Titanic, near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland at 23.40 on April 14, 1912.

The Iceberg that sank Titanic

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