One of the most famous tragedies in modern history, it inspired numerous stories, several films , and a musical and has been the subject of much scholarship and scientific speculation. While the ship could reportedly stay afloat if as many as 4 of its 16 compartments were breached, the impact had affected at least 5 compartments. It was originally believed that the iceberg had caused a long gash in the hull. After examining the wreck, however, scientists discovered that the collision had produced a series of thin gashes as well as brittle fracturing and separation of seams in the adjacent hull plates, thus allowing water to flood into the Titanic. The exact number of people killed is unknown. Original passenger and crew lists were rendered inaccurate by such factors as misspellings, omissions, aliases, and failure to count musicians and other contracted employees as either passengers or crew members.
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The British liner Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at the start of its doomed voyage on April 10, AP Photo. The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic was one of three large ships built by the White Star Line during a time of intense competition among shipping lines, according to history. Construction of the lavish ship with 10 decks and staterooms took two years from to It was constructed at a shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. Eighteen of the items for sale are related to the ill-fated ship RMS Titanic. Timothy A.
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It's been more than a century since the Titanic -- nicknamed the unsinkable ship -- made its fatal descent into the depths of the North Atlantic. At the time, the ship was the largest passenger ship on the seas and the largest man-made moving object on Earth, measuring feet in length. At its maximum capacity, the ship could carry 3, people on board in both passengers and crew.