The RMS Titanic - Table of Contents
From Idea to Realty
The story of the Titanic and its sister ships from the dinner meeting of Lord Pierre and J. Bruce Ismay until her maiden voyage. Find out about the construction and development of the behemoth and the people involved in making her.
The Titanic was truly a ship of dreams. Explore the first, second, and third class sections of the ship during the three days Titanic was afloat.
Iceberg, Right Ahead!
At 11:37, lookout Frederick Fleet spotted a small hazy patch on the horizon. Find out how that small hazy patch would send an entire city to the bottom of the ocean and send 1,523 people to their deaths.
The survivors, after spending a night in the frigid North Atlantic, were picked up by the Carpathia. Learn about the hardships and heartbreak endured by the 705 survivors in the lifeboats in the hours after the sinking.
In the Senate Hearings and the British Inquiry that followed the sinking, the cause of the disaster and total loss of life was determined. Learn of the media and public reaction the disaster and ensuing trials. Also, learn about White Star Lines after the Titanic disaster and the fate of the Titanic's two sister ships, the Olympic and Britannic.
After lying dormant for nearly eighty years, the wreck of the Titanic was discovered by Dr. Robert D. Ballard and his team of French and American scientists. Find out about earlier expeditions and failed attempts to find and raise the Titanic, from the earlier attempts of the Guggenheim family to the attempts of Texas oil billionaire Jack Grimm.