Welcome back to Period dramas, a weekly column that alternates between roundups of historic homes on the market and answers to questions we’ve always had about older structures. One of the most impressive parts of the movie Titanic– who has just celebrated his 20th birthday (yes, 20th) anniversary this week — is the meticulous recreation …

Early in the morning of April 15, 1912, the luxury liner RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg, dooming 1,500 people to their watery graves. One of the deadliest maritime tragedies ever recorded in peacetime, the sinking of the Titanic still grips people’s imaginations today. Her story has inspired movies, songs, …

Between 1900 and 1914, more than 13 million passengers sailed between New York and Europe on liners such as Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, Aquitania and Imperator. (Titanic too, but we all know what happened there.) The first-class passengers of these liners traveled to indulge the wealthy European elites and to socialize among the well-to-do Americans. Third-class …

On April 14, 1912, the unsinkable liner struck an iceberg and sank. Despite the decades that have passed, this colossal tragedy continues to stir our hearts. The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic was a British ocean liner built in Belfast, Ireland. It was the second of three Olympic-class liners – the first was the RMS …

Wikimedia commons On April 14, 1912, in a perfect storm of engineering flaws, pride and sheer bad luck, the RMS Titanic descended to the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. But while the Titanic made history, it wasn’t the only ship in its line to experience an aquatic …

You probably know the Titanic, but it was actually just one of three state-of-the-art liners at the time. The Olympic class ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line, including the Olympic, Brittanic and Titanic. What you can’t now is that the Titanic wasn’t even the flagship of this …

The Olympic was launched in 1910, followed by the Titanic in 1911, and finally the Brittanic in 1914. The ships had 9 decks, and White Star Line decided to concentrate on making them the most luxurious ships on the water at the time. Each ship had a 3 propeller design2 outboards that operated in confined …

RMS Titanic The sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912 remains the worst and most infamous cruise ship disaster in history. The sinking of the largest ocean liner ever built at the time killed more than 1,500 of the 2,208 people on board. The accident occurred when the ship struck an iceberg while sailing …

Library of Congress/APThis 1911 photo shows the hull of the Titanic under construction in drydock at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. The Titanic left Belfast on April 3, 1912. On April 14, the ship struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. and sank two hours later, killing 1,512 passengers and crew. Editor’s Note: …