10 Items that Went Down with the Titanic

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­When the o­pulent passenger liner RMS Titanic was built in 1912, it was declared by Shipbuilder magazine to be "practically" unsinkable.

Unfortunately, the word practically turned out to be key. On the Titanic's maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, it hit an icebe­rg and sank in just three hours. Of the 2,229 passengers and crew onboard, only 713 survived.

The ship has been a source of fascination ever since, partly because of the many stories associated with its sinking, but also because of the huge wealth that went down with the ship and remains on the ocean floor to this day. Here are some of the people and cargo that were onboard that fateful day.­

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