Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that collided with an iceberg and sank in 1912.

The second of a trio of superliners, she and her sisters, RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic, were designed to provide a three-ship weekly express service and dominate the transatlantic travel business for the White Star Line.

During Titanic's maiden voyage (from Southampton, England; to Cherbourg, France;

Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland; then New York), she struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. (ship's time) on Sunday evening April 14, 1912, and sank two hours and forty minutes later, after breaking into two pieces, at 2:20 a.m.

Monday morning April 15.RMS Titanic (also SS Titanic) was the second of a trio of superliners intended to dominate the transatlantic travel business.

Titanic was at the time one of the worst maritime disasters in history, a comparable loss of life never having happened before on the heavily travelled North Atlantic route.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "RMS Titanic", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories

Share This Page:

Science News
September 25, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET