Titanic Home Page The RMS Titanic was a British passenger ship that launched on May 31st 1911 and completed its journey in April of 1912. This ship was one of the biggest for its time, it was 882 feet long, 174 feet high, had 9 decks and was 46,328 tons. This Olympic Class Ocean Loader Ship held 2222 passengers and crew total but could have held around 3547 people. A ship this big of course had a big building cost of 7.5 million dollars in 1912, but those prices today would be about 300 million dollars. But unfortunately, the ship would hit an iceberg on April 14th 1912 in Newfoundland, Canada and would sink there and this cut their journey short.