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The RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by the White Star Line and was built at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. At the time of her construction, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
The Titanic was designed by some of the most experienced engineers, and used some of the most advanced technologies available at the time. It was popularly believed to have been unsinkable. It was a great shock to many that, despite the extensive safety features, the Titanic sank. The frenzy on the part of the media about Titanic's famous victims, the legends about the sinking, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck have contributed to the continuing interest in, and notoriety of, the Titanic.