Titanic, Cross-section. RMS Titanic, Cross-section of White Star Liner. From the Sphere newspaper. Illustration shows how the seven decks were arranged in a cross section of the Titanic when it was docked at Southampton. The steamship was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast Ireland during 1910 - 1911 and later sank on April 15th, 1912 off the coast of Newfoundland after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, USA.