The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic was the product of intense competition among rival shipping lines in the first half of the 20th century. In particular, the White Star Line found itself in a battle for steamship primacy with Cunard, a venerable British firm with two standout ships that ranked among the most sophisticated and luxurious of their time.Titanic was a ship built in Belfast, UK. It set sail on April 10, 1912, from Southampton, England to New York. It was a British passenger ship that had about 2,208 people on it. It was the second of three ships that the White Star Line owned . Its sister ships were the HMHS Britannic and the RMS Olympic. Then on April 14, 1912 the "unsinkable" ship had sunk.