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The RMS Titanic was a British luxury cruise ship. The ship was built like a tank. In fact, it was said that the Titanic was the unsinkable ship. It weighed 46,328 tons and was 882 ft. long. At the time, the RMS Titanic was the world's largest ship. The designers of the Titanic came up with the name to emphasize its sheer size.
The size and stability of the iron wrought ship made passengers feel at ease. Everyone wanted to travel on the ship that would never sink. Over 2,000 people would have the chance to experience the trip to New York. It seemed as if nothing could or would go wrong, but it did.
The Titanic set sail from England on April 10, 1912. The ship would sail from Southampton with a final destination of New York City. On the way, it stopped in France and Ireland. Then from Ireland, it would sail to America. However, the Titanic never survived its maiden voyage.
The Titanic was the largest and the most luxurious boat on the open seas at the time it was created. The firm Harland and Wolff were contracted to make the Titanic to sail along the Atlantic Ferry route. This route extends upward into the upper Atlantic Ocean and then down in an arc towards New York City.
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