How Did The Titanic Get Its Name?


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Aun Jafery Profile
Aun Jafery answered
The word titanic means having enormous strength and size. The RMS Titanic probably got its name from its gigantic size; it weighed in at 46, 328 tons. It had two sister ships the Olympic and the Britannic which weighed in at 45,323 and 48,328 tons respectively. The Britannic is heavier because modifications were made to her after the Titanic's disaster.
It sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, after colliding with an ice berg. It was built in Belfast in Ireland at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. It was an Olympic class Passenger liner. Edward John Smith was its Captain. There are many legends surrounding the titanic. Some say that it was carrying an Egyptian mummy who allegedly was cursed and that's why the ship sank. Others say that when the Titanic was christened the bottle of Champagne did not break and this is a bad omen in sea lore. In reality the Titanic was never christened.
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
In Greek mythology, the Titans were giants who ruled the earth before the better-known Greek gods of Mount Olympus. The Titans were the offspring of Gaia, the earth goddess, and Ouranus, the sky god. Among the children of these parents were Cronos, Rhea and Hyperion. Cronos castrated his father with a sickle given to him by his mother, and became the ruler of the Titans. Later, his own son, Zeus, led the younger, Olympian generation in an uprising against him and the other Titans. The war lasted ten years and wreaked untold havoc on the earth, but eventually Zeus won and Cronos was deposed. The Titans were thrown into a deep pit below the underworld called Tartarus.
With this in mind, the name of the ship "Titanic" becomes eerily prophetic, since the mythical Titans also believed that they were indestructible, but were not. Even today, the phrase "Titanic battle" is sometimes used to describe a large-scale conflict.
Anime Rocks Profile
Anime Rocks answered
In Greek Mythology, the Titans were powerful god's called the "elder god's" that ruled the earth. They were overthrown by the Olympians. A Titan was a symbol of mightiness and power. The White Star Line choose the name Titanic due to it being the largest ship in the world at the time of its launching. Also, the white star line always ended the ships name with "ic"(ex: Olympic, Gigantic)
its the name of the Greek god of the seas
El Nino Profile
El Nino answered
The origin of the name Titanic came from the 'Titans,' who are powerful
giants from Greek-Roman legends. The word 'Titanic' means,

  1. Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal
  2. Of enormous scope, power, or influence.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Would Titanic be got from Atlantic (ship was made for Atlantic Ocean route) also it's registered number was   3909 ON     (now read that number backwards or up to a mirror)
Cat Valentine Profile
Cat Valentine answered
A Ship. That sank 100 years ago. It was a ship built to not sink. But sank, they're is a movie about it called the Titanic, maybe it means the ship.

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