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The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast in Northern Ireland in 1912. It was 882 feet long and had a gross tonnage of 45,000 tons. It was the world's biggest ship.

Owned by The White Star Line, it (as well as the Olympic - its sister ship) was intended for transatlantic traffic between Europe and America. Neither they, nor the builders ever publicly stated that the Titanic was unsinkable.

Despite carrying a maximum capacity of over 3,200 passengers and crew the ship was only equipped with 16 lifeboats and a handful of life rafts. In total only one third of all those aboard could have fitted into the life saving measures.

Passage cost anywhere between 870 and 2 pounds, with the majority of passengers (third class) opting for the cheaper fare.

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The ill-fated Titanic
The ill-fated Titanic