The story of the Titanic is a widely known, well documented tragedy of the early 20th century. Much of the story of the “Unsinkable” ship was made popular through the 1997 film released by James Cameron which was also titled “The Titanic”. Officially the RMS Titanic or Royal Mail Ship Titanic was launched for her maiden voyage on May 31, 1911. Owned and operated by White Star Line, she was built with the sole purpose of competing with two of the newest ocean liners, The Mauritania as well as The Lusitania. These ships had both broken previously set records of the White Star Line’s ship size and speed.
These photos show case the construction of the Titanic in Belfast, all the way through to images of where the wreckage was found on the sea floor in 1985. Located off of the coast of Newfoundland, she came to rest between Halifax and New York.
2. Propeller Found Underwater
One of the three propellers found in the wreckage. The middle propeller on the ship was 16 feet across, while the two side propellers were 23 feet across. It is not clear which propeller is depicted in this image.
3. Massive Propellers
This image taken towards the end of construction gives a clear idea for just how massive the Titanic was. The ship was 883 feet long, which is taller than any building at that time had the ship been placed upright. smithsonianmag.com