Titanic was a class passenger liner. The second of a trio of superliners, she and
her sisters, RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic, were designed to dominate the
transatlantic travel business for the White Star Line. Built at the Harland and Wolff
shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
Designers used the most advanced technology available at the time and the ship
was popularly believed to be "unsinkable," but she struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m.
on Sunday April 14, 1912, and sank two hours and forty minutes later, after
breaking in two. The Titanic disaster ranks as one of the worst peacetime maritime
disasters in history and by far the most famous. It was a great shock, despite the
advanced technology and experienced crew.