50 things you didn’t know about the Titanic

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1. The Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the world at the time it was built.

2. The Titanic was 882 feet long and weighed 46,328 tons.

3. The Titanic had a double hull and was divided into 16 compartments that were watertight.

4. The Titanic could hold 2,224 passengers and crew.

5. The Titanic had three engines, two of which were used to power the ship and the third was used for backup.

6. The Titanic had four smoke stacks, but only three were functional.

7. The Titanic had a cruising speed of 21 knots.

8. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland by the shipyard of Harland and Wolff.

9. The Titanic was designed by Alexander Carlisle and Thomas Andrews.

10. The Titanic was launched on May 31, 1911.

11. The Titanic’s captain was Edward John Smith.

12. The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912.

13. The Titanic’s first stop was Cherbourg, France.

14. The Titanic’s second stop was Queenstown, Ireland.

15. The Titanic was scheduled to make its final stop in New York City, United States.

16. The Titanic was carrying 2,228 passengers and crew when it set sail.

17. The Titanic was carrying 1,316 passengers and 922 crew when it hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912.

18. The Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912.

19. The Titanic began sinking at 2:20 am on April 15, 1912.

20. The Titanic sank in two hours and forty minutes.

21. The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.

22. The Titanic sank at a depth of 2.2 miles.

23. The Titanic’s wreckage was not discovered until 1985.

24. The Titanic’s wreckage is located about 600 miles from Newfoundland, Canada.

25. The Titanic was carrying 20 lifeboats, but only 7 were used.

26. The Titanic’s lifeboats were designed to accommodate 1,178 people.

27. The Titanic’s lifeboats were only half full when they were launched.

28. An estimated 700 people died in the Titanic’s lifeboats.

29. An estimated 1,500 people died when the Titanic sank.

30. The Titanic’s survivors were rescued by the RMS Carpathia.

31. The Titanic’s survivors arrived in New York City on April 18, 1912.

32. The Titanic’s captain, Edward Smith, went down with the ship.

33. The Titanic’s first officer, William Murdoch, also went down with the ship.

34. The Titanic’s chief engineer, Joseph Bell, went down with the ship.

35. The Titanic’s wireless operator, Jack Phillips, went down with the ship.

36. The Titanic’s musician, Wallace Hartley, went down with the ship.

37. The Titanic’s baker, Charles Joughin, survived the sinking.

38. The Titanic’s butcher, John Lawton, also survived the sinking.

39. The Titanic’s assistant cook, Pierre Marechal, survived the sinking.

40. The Titanic’s assistant steward, Alfred Crawford, survived the sinking.

41. The Titanic’s fireman, Frederick Fleet, survived the sinking.

42. The Titanic’s trimmer, coal passer, and look-out, Reginald Lee, also survived the sinking.

43. The Titanic’s chief baker, George Dunn, survived the sinking.

44. The Titanic’s assistant engineer, Harold Bride, survived the sinking.

45. The Titanic’s stewardess, Violet Jessop, survived the sinking.

46. The Titanic’s wireless operator, Harold Cottam, survived the sinking.

47. The Titanic’s passenger, Mrs. Elizabeth Nye, survived the sinking.

48. The Titanic’s passenger, Mrs. Daisy Minahan, also survived the sinking.

49. The Titanic’s passenger, Mrs. Lucille Polk, survived the sinking.

50. The Titanic’s passenger, Mrs. Emma Sanker, also survived the sinking.

3 Comments

  1. The Titanic was an incredible ship and it is unfortunate that so many people lost their lives when it sank. It is amazing that there were survivors at all given the circumstances. The story of the Titanic is one that will be remembered for generations to come.

  2. The Titanic was an incredible ship and it is amazing that so many people survived the sinking. The fact that the Titanic was carrying so many passengers and crew when it hit an iceberg is a testament to the size and scope of the ship. The Titanic’s lifeboats were only half full when they were launched, which means that there could have been even more survivors if more people had made it onto the lifeboats.

  3. The Titanic was an amazing ship that was ahead of its time. It was very unfortunate that it hit an iceberg and sunk, but luckily there were enough lifeboats for the survivors. It is amazing to think about how many people survived the sinking of the Titanic.

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