The Ultimate Titanic Facts

Today marks the day when we commemorate the Titanic and its impact on the world. The Titanic claimed many lives and there is still much to learn about this tragic event. As such, I present to you the ultimate facts about the Titanic. It’s worth noting that while the movie featuring Leo and Kate was based on true events, their characters were not real people.

What Was The Titanic?

The Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank on April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. It was considered the largest and most luxurious ship of its time and was designed to be unsinkable. However, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sunk, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 people. The sinking of the Titanic is considered one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history and has captured public attention and fascination for over a century.

10 Titanic Facts

  1. The Titanic was constructed in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was owned by the White Star Line, a British shipping company.
  2. The Titanic was 882 feet long and 175 feet tall, making it one of the largest ships of its time.
  3. The Titanic’s first and only voyage began on April 10, 1912, and was set to sail from Southampton, England to New York City.
  4. The Titanic had several first-class amenities, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, Turkish bath, and a squash court.
  5. The Titanic was considered to be unsinkable due to its innovative design and watertight compartments.
  6. On the night of April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and began to sink.
  7. Despite the Titanic’s advanced technology, the ship did not have enough lifeboats to accommodate all of its passengers and crew.
  8. The sinking of the Titanic resulted in the deaths of over 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
  9. The Titanic’s sinking led to changes in maritime safety regulations and the development of new technologies designed to prevent future disasters.
  10. The story of the Titanic has captured public imagination and has been the subject of numerous books, films, and documentaries over the years.

History In Numbers

During its first voyage from Southampton to New York, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912. The impact led to the ship sinking less than three hours later, at around 2:20 am on April 15. The disaster resulted in the tragic loss of over 1,500 lives, which accounted for almost two-thirds of the passengers on board.

More Facts

  • The Titanic’s length was 269.1 meters (882 feet 9 inches). The ship consumed 825 tons of coal daily. Additionally, the approximate number of lamp bulbs used on the Titanic was 10,000.
  • The construction cost of the RMS Titanic was $7,500,000. During its build, two workers lost their lives. It took 20 horses to transport the main anchor of the ship.
  • On the Titanic, 14,000 gallons of drinking water were consumed every 24 hours. The ship’s provisions included 40,000 fresh eggs. Additionally, 1,000 bottles of wine were brought aboard the Titanic.
  • The Titanic was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. However, it only carried 20 lifeboats. The first lifeboat launched had a capacity of 65 people, but only 28 people were on board.
  • The maximum capacity of the Titanic was 3,547 people. However, during its final voyage, it carried 2,223 passengers and crew members. There were 13 honeymooning couples on board the ship.
  • Before colliding with the iceberg, the Titanic received six warnings of its presence. It took 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes) for the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg. The temperature of the seawater in the area where the Titanic sank was -2°C.
  • Out of the total number of passengers and crew aboard the Titanic, only 31.6% survived the disaster. Based on the number of spaces available on the Titanic’s lifeboats, it was estimated that 53.4% of the passengers and crew could have survived. There were two dogs that survived the disaster, as they were taken aboard lifeboats by their owners.
  • The wreck of the Titanic lies at a depth of 12,600 feet. The bow of the ship penetrated the sea bed to a depth of 18 meters.

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