Watercolour of White Star Line Titanic class 1912 (Catalogue ref: COPY 1/362/f125)

01 March 2012

One hundred years ago, on the night of 14 April 1912, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in the tragic deaths of some 1,517 passengers and crew.

Here at The National Archives we have many records about RMS Titanic, including passenger lists, crew lists and the Board of Trade inquiry into the sinking. To commemorate the centenary we have created a new page on our website that includes biographical accounts of individuals on board, short videos and podcasts. You can also search passenger and crew lists from across Titanic, Olympic (Titanic's sister ship) and Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors from the lifeboats.

We have also added some additional telegrams and other records to our Titanic image library showcase. If you are planning a visit to Kew we have original, unique material from the records related to Titanic on display in our museum. A display, using facsimiles, in our reading rooms also looks at the ship and the people associated with her.

Visit our new Titanic pages.