The RMS Titanic
The story of the RMS Titanic - how an "unsinkable" luxury liner hit an iceberg and sank - captured the world's fascination almost as soon as it happened in 1912.
One hundred years later, the details of what unfolded when she went down 375 miles south of Newfoundland are debated almost as intensely as they were when the tragedy was weeks old.
What happened on April 14, and the events that unfolded afterwards, changed the world as it was - the unthinkable had, in fact, happened. Over 1,500 people were dead and a ship lay in pieces on the bottom of the north Atlantic.
Many of the questions asked when the Titanic went down went unanswered for years. And soon after, a world where unsinkable boats did sink, was plunged into World War I.
When the Titanic set sail from Southhampton to New York on April 10, 1912 she was the largest passenger liner of her day. She was built exceeding standards in construction, safety and luxury.
The Titanic was supposed to change ocean travel. Ironically, she did.
Lessons learned from the Titanic tragedy led a shocked world to make changes that still shape ocean travel in modern times.