Royal Mail Ship Titanic: Do you ever wonder why the beautiful Steamer Titanic had RMS before her name instead of other ships only having SS?
RMS stood for Royal Mail Ship, while SS would stand only for Steam Ship.
In the early 1900's passengers, mail, and all types of cargo were eager to come to America and port into New York with the first thing they would see is the Statue of Liberty meaning freedom and a good chance to get an education and wealth amongst the many jobs available.
The passengers that were to board the Titanic were to be some of the most wealthy families. All tickets were sold even before the ship was completed. Nothing was spared from comfort for the passengers. The beauty and elegance abound throughout the ship. There were 3 classes 1st, 2nd and 3rd class. Depending on what you paid for your fare depended on your class position on the ship.
In dining, nothing was spared. China, crystal and fine silver were used during each meal for the ships bounty.
As the passengers enjoyed the delightful entourage aboard this elegant steamer, it came complete even with an orchestra.
Nothing was to prepare them for the fate of the evening of April 15th, 1912. Out of 2,227 passengers and crew on board, only 705 people actually were rescued and 3 more passed as a direct result of the sinking of the ship.
There is history that bounds to this day from this magnificent ship and the horrible autrucity that took place.
But, with time, and permission of the RMS, they are allowing dives and a numbered amount of artifacts to be brought to surface and then exhibitions which have been brought around the world for everyone to view and walk through a time that makes you feel you were actually a part of the Titanic when she was in port tall and proud to the wake of that fateful night.
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