At the time it was built, the RMS Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship at 882 feet in length. Not only was it the biggest boat – it was the largest manmade moving object, period. To say the Titanic was a big deal would be a massive understatement. It took 26 months to build and the construction alone caused 246 injuries and at least two deaths.
All the grandeur of the Titanic is particularly fascinating now, especially knowing the outcome of the first and only voyage. Ahead, check out amazing photos from before and after the sinking of the Titanic that you’ve never seen before.
Building the Titanic cost millions
Building the Titanic wasn’t just time-consuming — it was also expensive. In today’s terms, constructing the massive vessel cost well over $100 million, though the original projected cost was much lower than that. It was put together at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland by a team of 3,000 men.
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