Titanic AKA: "Failboat" It was a ship built with 16 water tight compartments, and deemed to be unsinkable, however on Failboat's maiden voyage, she struck an ice burg, opening the first 5 compartments to the sea, besides striking along the side, the ship also ran aground over the ice burg, as ice burgs are larger under water than the surface, this caused damage to the Failboat's double bottom. Causing flooding in areas of the ship 15 feet in from the hull, coming from below. Likely from the double bottom being severely damaged.

The Failboat's pumps were only able to pump out about 10% of the water that was coming in. And though the total damage was only about 12 feet square (4 meters square) the ship was doomed, and sank 2 and a half hours later, killing more than 1,500 people, many of which froze to death in the freezing Atlantic.

To this day, Titanic is refered to as RMS Failboat. Because of the legendary fail that happened on that cold April night in 1912.

Partially to blame is humanity, believing that not even an act of god can sink a ship, too much trust in technology. That and the noobs that were in charge of writing laws up, instead of having enough life boats for each person on board, instead stated that lifeboat capacity was determined on the tonnage of a vessel.
Milton S Hershey was supposed to have sailed on RMS Failboat (Titanic) on his return to the US with his wife. But then at the last moment a change of plans, saved him from a likely cold wet grave.
by forwardbias May 09, 2010
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A horrible disaster in the 20th century.
Titanic is also a ship that sank in 1912, found in 1986.
by Adrian January 23, 2005
Here is some more info from yours truly:
The Titanic was a large powerful ship that was built to carry 3,500 people. On April 15, 1912 it crashed into an iceberg while traveling. For its time, it was the biggest ship ever made and was talked about for years until it was finnished. In 1997, they made a movie about it, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett.
The Titanic sinking was a horrible disaster.
by smart_girl August 13, 2003
A huge ship that once floated, but doesn't anymore.

Do you remember the Titanic?

Oh, that ship that doesn't float anymore?

by Anonimoe October 10, 2008
meaning big, huge, massive, epic
wowee ma, that be one titanic catfish
by pseudonym November 02, 2004
a horrible disaster, but also an extremely sad movie. Its my favorite movie though. BUT IT MAKES ME CRY! some memorable quotes:

Rose DeWitt Bukater: "I'll Never let go Jack. I'll never let go.
Jack Dawson: "I'M KING OF THE WORLD!"
Jack Dawson (when Rose says he must have had a love affair with the woman he drew) "No no no no no, just with her hands. She had beautiful hands, you see. She was a one-legged prostitute"

LeonardoDiCaprio is like 33 right now, but in Titanic he was 23, so he was hot.
by like im gonna tell u July 12, 2008
(v) to, while having sex in one's car, plaster one's hand against the foggy window and drag one's fingers along the glass.
"So Danielle and I were having sex in my car and I totally made her Titanic.
by Keith Erik June 10, 2009
The most greatest vessel in it's time.A sad disaster, that shook the world.The titanic sank at 2.30 am April 14 1912.Also a movie.
1."OMG,How cute was jack dawson it titanic!"
2."how sad was the wreck of titanic.So many people died"
by Charliegurl225 June 09, 2006
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