Encyclopedia Titanica
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Reference for the RMS Titanic
Available inEnglish
Created byPhilip Hind
LaunchedSeptember 1996; 27 years ago (1996-09)
Current statusActive

Encyclopedia Titanica is an online reference work containing extensive and constantly updated information on the RMS Titanic.[1] The website, a nonprofit endeavor, is a database of passenger and crew biographies, deck plans, and articles submitted by historians or Titanic enthusiasts. In 1999, The New York Times noted that the site "may be the most comprehensive Titanic site", based on its content including passenger lists and ship plans.[2] The Chicago Tribune called it "a marvelously detailed Internet site."[3]


Encyclopedia Titanica was founded by Philip Hind. The website first went on-line September 1996. By March 1999, the website had received 600,000 hits.


Encyclopedia Titanica contains a wide range of information about the ship, her passengers and a variety of related subjects. Each passenger and crew member has a separate page containing at least basic biographical data, and many of these contain detailed biographies, photographs and contemporary news articles. The site also contains original research by professional and amateur Titanic historians from all parts of the world.

Encyclopedia Titanica also contains an active message board with (as of November 2012) over 11,700 members and 300,000 messages. Among the topics of discussion on the message board are the following:


  1. ^ "Encyclopedia Titanica". Sunday Life. June 25, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Rick Archbold (April 8, 1999). "The Titanic's Mystique in Digital Packages". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  3. ^ Lynn Voedisch (March 12, 1998). "Searching Out A Tragedy's Victims And Survivors". Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-25.[permanent dead link]