One-Upping the Competition
This ship, along with its sisters – the Olympic and the Britannic – was intended to revolutionize transatlantic travel. Each of these three ocean liners was part of the White Star Line fleet. The concept was born when the head of White Star was having a conversation with the famous American businessman, J.P. Morgan. The idea was to build a floating city on the water to make travel more comfortable between the two continents. This would be something that would give the liners a leg up over the competition.