Titanic was a British passenger liner that struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. At the time, it was the largest ship afloat and considered unsinkable due to its watertight compartments. However, the collision caused a gaping hole in the hull, leading to the flooding of several compartments and the eventual sinking of the ship. More than 1,500 people died in the tragedy, making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
The Titanic has since become a symbol of human tragedy and a story of survival. It has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and films, including the 1997 movie Titanic, which became a cultural phenomenon.
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, and various artifacts have been recovered from the site over the years, including the ship's wheel and a violin played by one of the musicians on board.