Everyone thinks they know the tragic story of the RMS Titanic (Titanic). Everyone thinks they know the statistics. But there is so much more than meets the eye. Few know whose fault it was that 1,518 people died or that only 706 lived. Few know the stories behind all of these people. Few know the story of the band and their last efforts to calm the passengers. Some know of Dr. Robert Ballard and his amazing discovery. And most have seen the movie. What follows is information about “that fateful night”, “that unsinkable ship”, the mysteries that even Leonardo DiCaprio did not reveal. The Titanic was a White Star Ocean Liner. The name Titanic means gigantic and she was the largest ocean liner of the time when she was launched. The Titanic had two sister ships, the Brittanic and the Olympic, that were similar being large and luxurious. The Titanic was built at Harland Wolff Shipyard by the White Star Line. Lord William Pirrie was a director of both Harland Wolff and White Star. His company was responsible for hiring workers and general construction. Thomas Andrews was a naval architect who created the architectural design and layout of the Titanic. Alexander Carlisle was the shipyard’s general manager. He provided the space at Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Ireland where the boat could be successfully built. The Titanic took two years and two months to complete. It was finished in 1911. The boat was 883 feet long, 92 feet wide, and 104 feet high from the bottom of the keel to the top of the bridge. There were a total of ten decks and eight of these were passenger berths. She weighed 46,328 tons. Her top speed was 23 knots around 26 mph. The total cost to build her, in American dollars, was $7,500,000. The Titanic had three... ... middle of paper ... ...le the ship was sinking. Interestingly, Wallace Hartley’s violin was recently found and recovered from the wreckage. In conclusion, the Titanic’s sinking is among the many great and tragic accidents to occur at sea. Not only was it the biggest and most luxurious vessel at the time, it was also the most ill-fated cruise ship as it sailed its first and last voyage. Along with the sinking, more than half of its passengers would be buried at sea. This introduced a new idea that people began to understand even the greatest technology is not perfect, and there is no such thing as an “unsinkable ship.” Its rediscovery and production of the movie years later would reawaken the desire to know all that happened on “that fateful night”. The Titanic will continue to lure people for generations to come, since every generation is able to take something different from its tragedy.