The Royal Mail Ship Titanic
The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic was officially launched by the White Star Line on May 31, 1911. It was built in response to their competitorsâ new ocean liners, Mauritania and Lusitania, which were breaking White Star Lineâs records for size and speed.
This image taken towards the end of construction gives a clear idea for just how massive the Titanic was. The ship was 883 feet long, which is taller than any building at that time had the ship been placed upright.