The RMS (Royal Mail Ship ) Titanic was the greatest ocean liner of its time, launched on May 31, 1911. At 46,328 tons, the flagship of the White Star Line could carry more than 2,300 people including crew. It sank at 2:20 on the morning of April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic ocean.
People gather on a boat in Belfast harbor, Northern Ireland, May 31, 2011, to a attend a religious service at the exact spot were the Titanic was launched 100 years ago. The service was held exactly 100 years to the minute after the mighty liner touched the water for the first time. The ship was built in 1911 by Harland and Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world.