The Titanic

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The Titanic was the fanciest ship built in the 1900's that sank in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage. The Titanic was the largest vessel afloat at the time measuring 882 ft. in length. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland by Harland and Wolff shipyard. The Titanic was owned by the White Star Line a company that focused on the Trans-Atlantic passenger route. The titanic continues to capture people's interest after her sinking on April 15, 1912.

The Titanic was a gigantic ship of steel. The Titanic weighed 46,328 tons. Its length was 882 ft., 9 inches, and its height from keel to stack was 175 ft. The Titanic had a top speed of 23 knots, which is 26 mph. It could carry a total of 3547 passengers and crew. The Titanic had two anchors that weighed 15 tons each. The Titanic was built more for luxury than for speed. It was the largest vessel afloat at the time.

The Titanic was the largest luxury ocean liner built in the early twentieth century. The Titanic was built by Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. The cost to build the Titanic was $7.5 million, today cost is $400 million. J.P Morgan's company The International Mercantile Marine Company paid for the construction of the Titanic. Over 3000 laborers were employed to build this luxury liner. It took 3 years to build the Titanic. It was completed on May 11,1911. It took many laborers and money to complete this luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage.

The Titanic was owned by White Star Line. The Titanic was one of three luxury ocean liners owned by White Star Line. Joseph Bruce Ismay was owner of the company. Joseph inherited the company after his father death. The White Star Line focused its business on the trans-atlantic passenger route. In 1935 White Star Line merged with its competitor Cunard Line and became Cunard White Line. After World War I, economic downfalls, and competition from other companies, the White Star Line was no longer the company it was at the turn of the...
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