The Titanic

Articles with information and timelines of the Titanic, along with explanations of its sinking


The Titanic – Why did the Titanic sink?

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.   “We have struck iceberg...

The Titanic – Crew

In all, the crew of the Titanic comprised some 885 people:  Deck Crew – Officers, Masters at arms, Storemasters and able bodied seamen.  Engineering Department – Engineers, Boilermen, Firemen and Electricians.  Victualling...

The Titanic – Third Class Passengers

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Many of those travelling third class...

The Titanic – Second Class Passengers

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Passengers travelling second class...

The Titanic – First Class Passengers

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The maiden voyage of the Titanic had...

The Titanic – Passenger and Crew Statistics

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler’s Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Exact numbers of those traveling on...

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The Titanic – Layout of the Ship

The Titanic – Layout of the Ship

The Titanic was the most luxurious liner of the time. The first class staterooms were sumptuously furnished while third class passengers remarked that their cabins were like second class cabins on any other ship. The Titanic was also the first ship to have a swimming...
The Titanic – Construction

The Titanic – Construction

Titanic was built in Belfast by the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff. The company was owned by Lord Pirrie, a friend of Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line (pictured below, left). The chief designer of the Titanic was his son-in-law, Thomas...

The Titanic – The White Star Line

The White Star Shipping Line was founded in 1850 to take advantage of an increase in trade following the discovery of gold in Australia. In 1867, the White Star Shipping Line was purchased by Thomas Ismay and set up to rival Cunard in Trans-Atlantic passenger traffic....
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