As the RMS Titanic neared completion, the press was abuzz with excitement. The ship was the largest afloat at the time and was sold to the public as "unsinkable". That latter characteristic was especially exaggerated in that even the chief architect, Thomas Andrews, knew that no ship was immune to fatal damage. The Titanic was indeed a very safe ship because it was designed to stay afloat longer than other ships should it start to sink, allowing time for rescue. A series of fateful events and the arrogance of the era however led to the deadliest peacetime superliner sinking in history as the "unsinkable" Titanic went down on her first voyage.
James Cameron's film has become so popular that it has practically become part of the history of the real ship. To hear about myths and other facts about the ocean liner and the movie, please watch the video above.