Titanic – Fascinating Facts About The ‘Unsinkable’ Ship


The Titanic was a ship that was built in Belfast in the early 1900s. The ship was designed to be one of the largest and most luxurious ships of its time. However, the Titanic met its end when it hit an iceberg and sunk in 1912. The ship has become one of the most famous vessels in history, and its story continues to fascinate people even today.

When the Titanic set sail in 1912, she was the largest ship afloat and the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. At over 900 feet long and weighing in at over 46,000 tons, she was a true marvel of engineering. Unfortunately, her maiden voyage would be her last; on April 15th, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, taking more than 1,500 souls with her. The tragic story of the Titanic has been told countless times, but her legacy as one of history’s most famous ships endures.

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History Of Titanic Ship

Titanic History

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. The ship was on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, and was carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crewman. The Titanic was one of the largest and most luxurious ocean liners of its time, and was also one of the most technologically advanced.

Despite its state-of-the-art features, the Titanic was not equipped with enough lifeboats to accommodate everyone on board, and more than 1,500 people died in the disaster. When the Titanic set sail in 1912, it was believed to be unsinkable.

The ship had 16 watertight compartments that were designed to keep it afloat if damaged. However, on April 14th, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and began to sink. The compartments were not enough to keep the ship afloat and it eventually sank. Unfortunately, many passengers lost their lives in the disaster.

The Titanic carried first-class, second-class, and third-class passengers. At 11.40pm on the night of 14 April 1912, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the RMS Titanic struck the iceberg.

The impact was felt throughout the ship and caused it to start sinking. The crew scrambled to get the lifeboats ready, but there were not enough for everyone on board. It took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes).

The Titanic sunk at 2.20am on 15 April 1912, taking with it over 1500 people. It was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

The bow of the ship was a grand sight to behold, with its four massive smokestacks and gleaming white hull. But on April 15, 1912, the bow of the Titanic would become world-famous for a very different reason.

Facts Of Titanic Ship


The Length Of The Titanic 

882 feet 9 inches

The Amount Of Coal Used Per Day

825 tons

The Approximate Number Of Lamp Bulbs


The Cost Of Building

$ 7,500,000 

Maximum Passengers the Titanic Could Carry


Passengers and Crew


Honeymooning Couples


Percentage Of Survivors


Number Of Dogs Who Survived 


The Wreck Was Found 

12,600 feet (Below the surface)
Richest Passenger On the Titanic

John Jacob Astor ($87 million)


What Does RMS Titanic Stand For?

What Does RMS Titanic Stand For

Not many people know that RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship. The Titanic was originally meant to be called the ‘Royal Mail Steamer’, but the name was later changed. The ship was one of the largest and most luxurious ever built, and it was thought that nothing could sink it as it was unsinkable.

Titanic – Royal Mail Ship

Titanic - Royal Mail Ship

At the time of the Titanic’s voyage, mail was a very important part of communication. The Titanic was contracted to carry mail on its maiden voyage. The ship had a special compartment for the mail, which was located in the stern of the ship.

The Titanic’s mail room was not large, but it was big enough to hold all of the mail that was onboard the ship. There were three safes in the room, which were used to store the valuables. The room also had a sorting table, where the mail was sorted into different categories.

The Titanic’s mail room was staffed by two postal clerks. These clerks were responsible for sorting and delivering the mail. They worked long hours and did not have much time for breaks.

The postal clerks on the Titanic did their best to keep up with the demand for mail.

How The Titanic Was Designed?

How The Titanic Was Designed

When the Titanic set sail on 10 April 1912, its first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury. Passengers in first class could enjoy a gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, and high-class restaurant. The Titanic was one of the largest and most luxurious ships of its time, and its first-class accommodations were a reflection of that. Unfortunately, the Titanic’s luxury couldn’t save it from sinking after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

It had a high-powered radiotelegraph transmitter (Radio operator)  that was used for sending passenger marconigrams also it was used for the ship’s operational use.

Compartments In Titanic

Compartments In Titanic

The ship was huge, measuring 882 feet long and 92 feet wide. It had a total of nine decks and was divided into compartments to keep it stable in the water. There were four main forward compartments on the Titanic: the boiler room, engine room, cargo hold, and first-class cabin.

The boiler room was located at the bottom of the ship and contained 28 boilers that were used to power the engines. The engine room was located above the boiler room and contained the ship’s two massive engines. The cargo hold was located near the middle of the ship and held all of the luggage and freight. The first-class cabin was located at the front of the ship and contained luxury amenities for wealthy passengers.

How Many Lifeboats Were On The Titanic?

How Many Lifeboats Were On The Titanic?

The total number of lifeboats on Titanic ship was 20. Two emergency cutters each had a capacity of 40 people. The ship also had two collapsible boats that could hold up to 47 people each.

The Titanic was equipped with more lifeboats than the minimum required by law at the time. However, due to the size of the ship and the number of passengers and crew on board, not all passengers could be saved. Women and children first were rescued from the ship.

Many people lost their lives when the Titanic sank. 20 lifeboats were not enough to rescue all the passengers. Many passengers and crew were left in the sinking ship. The disaster led to changes in maritime law, requiring ships to carry enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew.

How Many People Died In Titanic?

How Many People Died In Titanic?

On April 15, 1912, the world watched in horror as the Titanic—the “unsinkable” ship—sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. Of the 2,224 people on board, only 705 survived. The Titanic had 885 crew members on board for her maiden voyage. The Titanic disaster remains one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

Many of the passengers who perished were from Newfoundland because they had booked passage on the Titanic in order to travel to America to find work. At the time, Newfoundland was experiencing a severe economic downturn and many people were struggling to make ends meet.

The loss of life on the Titanic was devastating for Newfoundland, which is why the province has always been associated with the ship.

What Happened Before The Titanic Ship Hit The Iceberg?

What Happened When Titanic Hit The Iceberg

On the night of April 14 1912, the wireless radio operator on board the Titanic received a warning about an iceberg in the area. The operator dismissed the warning, thinking that the ship would be able to avoid any ice. Unfortunately, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, over 1,500 people died in the tragedy. The wireless radio operator’s decision to dismiss the warning was a key factor in the disaster.

What Happened When Titanic Hit The Iceberg?

when titanic hit the iceberg

The Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage on April 10th 1912. The ship hit an iceberg on April 14th 1912 at 11:40 PM. At 12:45 AM, the crew started to fire off rockets in order to signal for help. The rockets were a distress signal that was recognized by other ships and travelers. The ship sank in less than three hours after hitting the iceberg. The ship had broken in two

The crew continued to load passengers into lifeboats until the last one was lowered at 2:05 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, the Titanic was gone. At 2:20 a.m., the ship broke in two and the Titanic began to quickly sank into the frigid North Atlantic Ocean.

The sinking of the Titanic resulted in many changes in maritime law and regulations. These changes helped to improve safety standards for passengers and crew members on ships.

What Happened When The Titanic Start Sinking?

What Happened When The Titanic Start Sinking

When the ship broke, there were several credible reports of men jumping into the boats before being ordered out by the ship’s officers. Many people leave the ship and started jumping in the water as the ship began to sink. Some of these men were able to swim to safety, but many others drowned.

It was one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. On April 15, after the ship sank, the Titanic disappeared beneath the waves after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.

How Did Titanic Hit The Iceberg?

EJ Smith

When the Titanic sunk in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, many people blamed the ship’s captain, E.J. Smith, for sailing at such a high speed (22 knots). Critics said that if he had been sailing more slowly, the ship would have had time to avoid the iceberg.

Captain Smith was experienced and well-respected within the shipping community. He had previously commanded several large vessels, including the Olympic, which was sister ship to the Titanic.

Some experts believe that Captain Smith was not entirely to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. They point out that the ship was designed to be unsinkable and that it was carrying too many people and too much cargo to be stopped by anything short of an iceberg.

Who Was The Last Survivor Of The Titanic?

Millvina Dean The last survivor of titanic

Millvina Dean, is the Titanic’s Last Survivor who died at the age of 97.

When Was the Titanic Found?

Titanic now in 2022

The wreck of the Titanic was found at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3,800 meters), about 370 miles (600 kilometers) southeast of Newfoundland, Canada. The ship was lying on its side with the bow and stern sections separated by about 2,000 feet (600 meters). The discovery of the Titanic confirmed that the ship had indeed sunk in two pieces as witnesses had reported.

The discovery of the Titanic was one of the most important maritime archaeological finds in history.


In conclusion, the Titanic was a tragic event that could have been prevented. The ship was not properly equipped to handle an emergency, and the crew was not trained to deal with such a disaster. passengers were not informed of the dangers of the icebergs, and they were not given enough time to evacuate the ship. As a result, many people lost their lives needlessly. We can learn from this tragedy and make sure that it never happens again.

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