The Titanic – The Titan of the Seas
She was built to fulfill a dream, but became the greatest nightmare in marine history. The year of her demise was 1912, but still her name excites those interested in her short illustrious career.
On the 10th of April, 1912, she left Southampton. Those who had designed and built her were happy when the media named her the “Unsinkable Ship.” Sadly, she would prove to misnamed in less than five days. Captain Edward J. Smith, the ship’s commander, had sailed the Atlantic for 38 years and he once said he could not think of a condition that would cause such a ship to founder.