While it feels like there is so much information out there about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, there is actually so much more that is still unknown. As the last known survivors have since passed away, more questions are now coming to the surface. Wondering more and more about the souls aboard and the fateful crash that ended it all, there are very few sources where further information can be found.
But recently, never-before-seen photos have been revealed from a private collectionÂ from the descendants of Titanic survivors John and Nelle Pillsbury Snyder. These images show what it was truly like to be aboard this amazing ship from the beginning until the end…
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 competitors’ new ocean liners, Mauritania and Lusitania, which were breaking White Star Line’s 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.