The Titanic set sail for New York from the White Star Dock in Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. Most of her crew also came from or lived in the area.Know More
The White Star Dock, which was renamed Ocean Dock in 1911, was a deep water dock. The Titanic left from Berth 44.
The White Star Line had relocated their transatlantic operations from Liverpool to Southampton in 1907, establishing the city as England's most important passenger port. At the time of the Titanic's departure, Southampton's economy was flourishing and the port had 23 steamship companies in operation. Some of these were crucially important, such as Royal Mail, Union Castle and American Lines.Learn more about Modern Europe
The RMS Titanic departed from Southampton, England, and was bound for New York City. It left the harbor on April 10, 1912, and sank 4 days later, when it collided with an iceberg.Full Answer >
The cost to ride on the Titanic varied depending on the type of ticket, but first-class tickets were $2,500 and third-class tickets were $40. In modern currency, these prices would be $103,000 and $900, respectively.Full Answer >
In 1912, the cost to build the Titanic was $7.5 million. In today's economy, that is equivalent to a cost of $400 million. Construction of the Titanic began March 31, 1909.Full Answer >
The Titanic had a maximum speed capability of 23 knots. At the time the Titanic collided with the iceberg, she was traveling at a speed of 22.5 knots.Full Answer >