On the night of 14th April 1912, the Titanic started her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. However on its way it struck an iceberg that ultimately led to the sinking of the ship in less than 3 hours. Later, on the morning of 15th April, the Titanic disappeared from the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. A catastrophe that resulted in the loss of more than 1500 lives which is almost two thirds of the people on board.
But Titanic‘s voyage continues – in movies, books, TV shows and also the public’s fascination. Part historic chronicle, part human drama, part paranormal heroic tale, the story of the doomed ship still has U.S.A. in its hooks. Here I am to tell you the story in a clear. And comprehensive way and to help keep the memory of this great and tragic accident.
Fascinating Titanic Facts:-
- The RMS Titanic was the world’s largest ship and when it started service and measured 882 feet in length. The largest artificial moving object on Earth. the most important traveler vessel is currently the MSallure of the Seas, at 362 meters.
- It acquired 600 tons of coal in a day which was hand shoveled into its furnaces by a team of 176 men. This generated hundreds of tons of ashes in a day.
- The interior of the ship inspired by the Ritz hotel in London. There were facilities of a gym, Turkish bath, pool, a kennel for 1st class dogs and a squash court.
- The Grand staircase which was present on board, descended down 7 of the ship 10 decks. And had panels of oak, bronze cherubs and paintings.
- Only 16 wooden lifeboats and 4 collapsible boats carried which was enough to accommodate 1178 people. Which is one-third of the Titanic’s total capacity but more than legally required.
- During the ship’s construction in Belfast, 46 injuries and 2 deaths recorded.
- 20 horses required to carry the main anchor.
- 1 million people turned up to see the ships launch on 31st of May, 1911.
- The ship had made two stops after leaving Southampton, in northern France and Ireland.
- The last meal of the first class passengers consisted of 11 courses.
- The first class passengers had a music book which contained 352 songs. And the musicians on board were required to know them all, just in case request was made.
- Out of the 9 dogs on board 2 of them were rescued.
- There were 20,000 bottles of beer on board, 1,500 bottles of wine and 8,000 cigars – all for the use of first-class passengers.
- 26 of those on board were honeymooning couples.
- Musicians played for two hours and five minutes as the ship sank.
In that case, the world reeled at the notion that some of the most sophisticated technology ever created could explode into oblivion along with its crew. Both tragedies triggered a sudden and complete collapse in confidence, revealing that we are vulnerable despite our modern presumptions of technological infallibility.