A Maritime Icon

The Tragedy of a Maritime Icon

The remains of the RMS Titanic lie two miles deep at the bottom of the sea, entombed by the frigid waters of the north Atlantic, 380 miles southeast of Newfoundland. Until her April 14, 1912 sinking following a collision with an iceberg, Titanic was the biggest and most luxurious of the Olympic-class ocean liners built during the prosperous Edwardian era around the turn of the 20th century. She measured 882 feet and 9 inches in length, 92 feet and 6 inches in width, and had a height from water line to Boat Deck of 60 feet. At 46,328 gross tons, Titanic was slightly larger than her older sister ship Olympic (largely due to Titanic's added B Deck staterooms) and slightly smaller than her younger sister ship Britannic.

Stories of the Titanic

Many stories are interwoven aboard the RMS Titanic. The 2,207 passengers came from different backgrounds and place, but all had their own account of that tragic night, some recorded and others lost forever.

The Titanic Database Project

Filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, 1997. Avatar, 2010) has had a love of the RMS Titanic and its tragic story since childhood. In 1995, 2001, and 2005, Cameron journeyed to the North Atlantic with a crew of technicians to document the wreckage. He generously donated the 2001 and 2005 footage to the Titanic Database Project.


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