The biggest ship to sink was the Titanic. The Titanic was a passenger liner that was owned by the White Star Line. The ship was built in Belfast, Ireland and was the largest ship at the time. The Titanic had a length of 882 feet and 9 inches, a width of 92 feet and 6 inches, and a height of 175 feet. The ship had a gross tonnage of 46,328 tons and could carry 2,435 passengers and crew.
The Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City on April 10th 1912. She made stops at Cherbourg-Octeville in France and Queenstown in Ireland before heading out into the Atlantic Ocean. On April 14th 1912, at around 11:40 pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The impact caused six compartments in the hull to flood which eventually led to the sinking of the ship.
There were only 706 people who survived after being rescued by RMS Carpathia which arrived about two hours later. 1,514 people lost their lives in what is considered one of historyâ€™s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters