Download the "Building Titanic" iPad App!

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In 1912, she was the largest, most complex moving object on the planet and it took a workforce of thousands more than two years to bring her to life.

Now, with the free Building Titanic app, travel back in time and witness Titanic’s construction. You control the assembly of the majestic liner as you explore a dynamic interactive timeline and watch the great ship being built in simulated time-lapse, right before your eyes.

• Over 50 in-depth points-of-interest along a dynamic interactive timeline of her construction.
• More than 100 rare photos detail every aspect of her assembly.
• Incredible archival film shows the laborers who built her in action.
• Special previews of upcoming James Cameron and Bob Ballard Titanic documentaries from the National Geographic Channel.

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Titanic Games & Interactives

From National Geographic News

  • Photo: Titanic's First-Class Dining Room

    Life on Board: Dining and Cuisine

    This wasn't your average grub. Titanic's culinary facilities were the most advanced afloat, preparing nearly 6,000 meals a day by a staff of 80.

  • Photo: Ida and Isidor Straus

    Life on Board: High Society

    Titanic's passenger list included some of the crème de la crème of early 20th century business, culture, and society, on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Titanic Band

    Life on Board: Music

    Music was a notable part of the Titanic experience—and remains an essential element in the Titanic legend overall.

  • Photo: Wireless Telegraph from 1915

    Life on Board: Mail and Telegrams

    Greetings from the Titanic! Read some of the letters, postcards, and telegrams sent from aboard the luxury liner.

Legends of Titanic

Titanic Facts


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    Special Edition

    The 2012 Titanic special edition is a historical look back to that terrible day 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Click here to purchase (also available on newsstands).

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Watch Full Documentaries Online

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    Rebuilding Titanic

    Modern-day engineers set out to re-create iconic sections of the Titanic using the materials and methods of 1912.

  • Sinking-of-the-Titanic.jpg

    Sinking of the Titanic

    Did a structural oversight lead to critical failure in the ship's hull? See how one tiny detail might have changed history.

  • Titanic-Ballards-Secret-Mission.jpg

    Ballard's Secret Mission

    Bob Ballard reveals the details behind his top-secret assignment and how the search for Titanic became the cover.

USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel are jointly producing a series of reports on the centennial of the Titanic's sinking. For more coverage, visit