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Ship name: Royal Mail Ship Titanic

Owner company: White Star

Ship class and type: Olympic-class ocean liner

Sister ships: HMHS Britannic (HMHS stands for His Majesty's Hospital Ship) and RMS Olympic

Capacity: Passengers: about 2,400 Crew: about 900 Total: 3,400

Given calculations using the US Department of Labor's Inflation tool, the $7.5 million US dollars Titanic cost to build in 1912 would be roughly equivalent to $174 million today.

White Star Line was the company that built the Titanic, and was owned by J.P. Morgan, an American tycoon. It took 3,000 men two years to build the Titanic. Three million rivets held its massive hull together.