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An exhibit depicts the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor at "Titanic: 100 Year Obsession" at the National Geographic Museum, which highlights the history of the Titanic and its sinking in 1912.

In pictures, a flood of Titanic memories

In her time she was the largest ship afloat, one of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the British shipping company White Star Line. Her makers called her 'unsinkable'. Circumstances on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City tested that claim. As history has writ, it was circumstance that won. On April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg about 600 km south of the coast of Newfoundland, causing her hull to crack and splitting her watertight compartments. Filling up with water in the dead of night on that icy sea, the Titanic sank. Of the 2,224 people on board, 1,514 perished. One hundred years later, we revisit the Titanic amid memories and memorabilia that survive.