Continue reading the main story Titanic" redirects here. For the film by James Cameron, see Titanic (1997 film). For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). RMS Titanic 3.jpg RMS Titanic departing Southampton on 10 April 1912 History Name: RMS Titanic Owner: White Star flag NEW.svg White Star Line Port of registry: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Liverpool, UK Route: Southampton to New York City Ordered: 17 September 1908 Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast Cost: 7.5 million (US dollars) Yard number: 401 Laid down: 31 March 1909 Launched: 31 May 1911 Completed: 2 April 1912 Maiden voyage: 10 April 1912 In service: 10–15 April 1912 Identification: Radio call sign "MGY" Fate: Hit an iceberg 11:40 p.m. (ship's time) 14 April 1912 on her maiden voyage and sank 2 h 40 min later Status: Wreck General characteristics Class and type: Olympic-class ocean liner Tonnage: 46,328 GRT Displacement: 52,310 tons Length: 882 ft 9 in (269.1 m) Beam: 92 ft 0 in (28.0 m) Height: 175 ft (53.3 m) (keel to top of funnels) Draught: 34 ft 7 in (10.5 m) Depth: 64 ft 6 in (19.7 m) Decks: 9 (A–G) Installed power: 24 double-ended and five single-ended boilers feeding two reciprocating steam engines for the wing propellers, and a low-pressure turbine for the centre propeller; output: 46,000 HP Propulsion: Two three-blade wing propellers and one four-blade centre propeller Speed: Cruising: 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph). Max: 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) Capacity: Passengers: 2,435, crew: 892. Total: 3,327 (or 3,547 according to other sources) Notes: Lifeboats: 20 for 1,178 people RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those who died in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew. Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship's passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America. A high-power radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger "marconigrams" and for the ship's operational use. Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one-third her total capacity.