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She was the biggest invention yet The largest moving object in history The Unsinkable ship of Dreams was her name and she was the most anticipated voyage of the 20th century Know one would have ever thought that she would become one of the biggest tragedies of our time It all began in 1907 when a man named Lord Pirrie Harland Wolff and JBruce Ismay of White Star line planned to build 3 giant ships They were destined to become the most luxurious and largest steamers in the world The ships were to have the finest furnishings that money could buy These ships would sail around the world They were intentionally thought to cater only to the rich In March 1909 a lot 401 was purchased by the men in order to start building their dream machines Titanic was going to be her name and she was going to be the largest moving object moving Titanic was the second of three sister ships Olympic Titanic and Brittanic Building began immediately and the Titanic was completed by April 1st 1912 She was fitted 16 lifeboats and 4 collapsible boats for a total of 20 boats Titanics length 8829 feet Her overall weight was 46329 gross tons Her capacity for passengers crew was 3320 2200 for the maiden voyage She had a 50 telephone switchboard It also had a swimming bath heated pool Some of the first class staterooms had running hot water and private bathrooms On April 1st the sea trails were postponed due to high winds and rough sea She was tested from April 2nd - April 10th before her maiden voyage One major problem that was never corrected was the cabin numbering especially in second and steerage class Some staterooms were numbered wrong and some had no numbers at all This made things difficult for the passengers to find their cabins At noon on April 10th 1912
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