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RMS Titanic

An Olympic class passenger liner the RMS Titanic was owned by the White Star Line. She was constructed at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. She was the largest passenger ship in the world in her day.

The RMS Titanic was designed to compete with Cunard Line’s Lusitania and Mauretania. The grand plan was for The Titanic with her sister ships the Olympic and to build soon Britannic, were to be the largest, most luxurious ships to ever set sail.

The most advanced technology of the day was used to build The RMS Titanic. She was believed to have been described and an unsinkable ship.

It was during The TMS Titanic’s maiden voyage she hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic two hours and forty minutes later. 1517 souls were lost from the 3547 on board due to her sinking. The shipping regulations of the time did not require lifeboats for everyone on board.

Real media frenzy ensued after the sinking of The RMS Titanic because of all the famous victims. Many legends spawned about the sinking. So good did come out of it though. Many changes to maritime law concerning safety of passengers have been added to the books since.

Since Dr. Robert Ballard’s discovery September 1, 1985 of the wreck much interest in the fame of The RMS Titanic lives on today.

The Construction of The RMS Titanic was funded by American J.P. Morgan and his International Mercantile Marine Company. The Hull of the Titanic was launched May 31, 1911 and she was completely outfitted by the following year. Her dimensions were 882 feet and 9 inches long and 92 feet wide. She topped the scales with a register tonnage of 46,328 tons. From the water line she reached into the sky 59 feet.

She was powered by two reciprocating four-cylinder, triple-expansion, inverted steam engines and one low-pressure Parsons Turbine, which turned three propellers. She had 29 boilers fired by 159 coal burning furnaces that made a top speed of 23 knots (26 mph). Only three of the four 62 feet smoke stacks called funnels were functional. The fourth, which served only as a vent, was added to make the ship look more impressive. The ship could carry a total of 3,547 passengers and crew and, because she carried mail, her name was given the prefix RMS (Royal Mail Steamer) as well as SS (Steam Ship).

In her day, Titanic surpassed all rivals in luxury and opulence. She offered an on-board swimming pool, a gymnasium, a Turkish bath, libraries in both the first and second-class, and a squash court. First-class common rooms were adorned with ornate wood paneling, expensive furniture and other decorations. In addition, the Café Parisian offered cuisine for the first-class passengers, with a sunlit veranda fitted with trellis decorations.

With the mystery surrounding the Titanic she will make quite the conversation piece for any den or upscale Restaurant or old-world Hotel.

We have located some of the top classic RMS Titanic models to add to your collections.

RMS Titanic 72 Six Foot LED Lighted Exquisite Limited Edition Model Ship
RMS Titanic 72 Six Foot LED Lighted Exquisite Limited Edition Model Ship
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RMS Titanic 70 XL Museum Quality Limited Edition Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model
RMS Titanic 70 XL Museum Quality Limited Edition Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model
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RMS Titanic 70 XL Museum Quality Limited Edition Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model
RMS Titanic 70 XL Museum Quality Limited Edition Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model
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WHITE STAR RMS TITANIC 1 350 DESK TOP DISPLAY WOOD OCEAN LINER CRUISE SHIP MODEL
WHITE STAR RMS TITANIC 1 350 DESK TOP DISPLAY WOOD OCEAN LINER CRUISE SHIP MODEL
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RMS Titanic Limited 50 w Lights Titanic Modeling Titanic Ship Models
RMS Titanic Limited 50 w Lights Titanic Modeling Titanic Ship Models
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RMS TITANIC 1 500 SIGNED BY SURVIVOR MILLVINA DEAN DESK DISPLAY WOOD MODEL SHIP
RMS TITANIC 1 500 SIGNED BY SURVIVOR MILLVINA DEAN DESK DISPLAY WOOD MODEL SHIP
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Titanic 50 Limited Ocean Liner Model Wooden Ship
Titanic 50 Limited Ocean Liner Model Wooden Ship
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NEW XL MODEL SHIP TITANIC PAINTED OM 66
NEW XL MODEL SHIP TITANIC PAINTED OM 66
$999.00
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RMS Titanic Wood Model Ship BIG 36 Length
RMS Titanic Wood Model Ship BIG 36 Length
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