Trans-atlantic passenger steamer built at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard for the White Star Line. Registered dimensions: 852.5'×92.5'×59.5', 46.328 gross register tons (GRT). Equipped with two 6906 RHP triple-expansion steam engines and low-pressure turbine.
1911 May 31
Launched at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1912 April 10
Left Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage under command of Captain E.J. Smith.
1912 April 14, c 23:40
Struck an ice-berg and sunk at 02:15 with the loss of 815 of the 1348 passengers and 688 of the 860 crew members.
A joint French-American expedition under Dr Robert Ballard found the wreck of the Titanic.
When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident ... or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.

E. J. Smith, 1907
Captain, RMS Titanic


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