Flawed Design

The Titanic’s Cautionary Tale and Lasting Legacy

The RMS Titanic, a luxury steamship, sank off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15th, 1912, after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The Titanic had previously been touted as “unsinkable,” and the ship’s story became a cautionary tale about the danger of human hubris.