The RMS Titanic was the largest steamer in the World at the time of her launch on 31st May 1911. From the moment of planning to the preasent day Titanic has captivated the world.
The "Shipbuilder" wrote on completion of the Olympic that the passenger accommodation was of "unrivalled extent and magnificence and the excellent result defies improvement."
At noon on 10th April 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York. At 11.40 pm on Sunday 14 April the Titanic struck an iceburg and sank claiming the lives of over 1500 people.
News of the disaster shuck the world. Investigations were launched to answer many questions: Why were there not enough lifeboats? Who was to blame?
Read about the history of the Cunard Line and some of the early steam ships and how they parted the waves for the giant liners.
Why did the Lusitania sink? Did a German torpedo hit munitions onbaord? Was Lusitania carrying munitions even though it was a hospital ship?
The SS Rohilla struck rocks off the Whitby coast (UK) on 29th October 1914. 80 passengers were stranded for 4 days before being rescued by lifeguards. Read about the rescue.
The SS Normandie caught fire and toppled over so began a $4.74 million salvage. What made her topple over?
The Minutes of the Civil Engeneers CXCV 1913-14 set out in full. Details of how the new docks were built. See the plans.
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