During its maiden voyage, on the night of the 14th to 15th of April, 1912, on the Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown-New York route, the British Trans-American R.M.S Titanic ocean liner collided with an iceberg and sank. To this day the accident is one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time and still evokes strong emotions even now. The Titanic carried about 2,228 people during the ill-fated voyage. It was 268.99 meters long and 29.41 meters wide. The Titanic was a marvel of early 20th century technology.