Hopefully you've heard the story of the RMS Titanic by now. If you haven't, here's a basic rundown. Titanic was called the ship of dreams...wait, that's from the movie Titanic...Hang on, here we go:

RMS Titanic was a Royal Mail Ship built by Harland and Wolfe and operated by the White Star Line. Thousands of Irish men worked to build her over several years (alongside her sister ships Britannic and Olympic), and several of them died constructing her (one of which is an entry below). Once the ship was completed, she launched in early April 1912 on her maiden voyage, carrying over 2,000 passengers and crew. On the night of April 14th, Titanic struck an iceberg, and sunk just after two AM on April 15th, taking over 1,500 souls with her. Ever since the Titanic disaster, maritime safety has been a top priority the world over (but that doesn't mean maritime disasters have stopped!).

I have been fascinated with Titanic since I was six years old, and my grandfather gave me a book on the ship for Christmas. The next Thanksgiving I blanketed the entire house in Titanic trivia and facts, and I got to go through the Titanic exhibit in the Luxor in Las Vegas several years ago (combining two loves, Egypt and Titanic, in one go!).

Below you'll find stories of survivors, victims, and other people associated with the Titanic. If the person never actually sailed aboard the famous ship, I'll indicate them with the mark **.

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