One of the most famous tragedies in modern history, it inspired numerous stories, several films, and a musical and has been the subject of much scholarship and scientific speculation. Titanic, in full Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 14–15, 1912, during its maiden voyage, en route to New York City from SouthamptonEngland, killing about 1,500 (see Researcher’s Note: Titanic) passengers and ship personnel.

Tikkanen, Amy. “Titanic”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 22 Jun. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Titanic. Accessed 22 June 2023.