Titanic Facts

Titanic Facts

The Musicians of the Titanic kept playing music for hours as the ship sank.

The budget for the Movie “Titanic” was higher than the Titanic itself.

The Titanic’s chief baker “fortified” himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for 2 hours until he was rescued.

Most lifeboats launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.

The Titanic could have been saved if it wasn’t for a 30-second delay in giving the order to change course after spotting the iceberg.

After hitting the iceberg, it took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink.

Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.

Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg.

Four forward compartments could flood without risk of the Titanic sinking. Six did.

The Titanic’s fourth funnel was fake. It was added to make the ship look more powerful and symmetrical.

The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.

The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75,156 today).

Nearly a dozen couples were celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.

53% of the people on the Titanic could have survived using the lifeboats. Only 31% did.

Not a single engineer, out of the 30, made it off the Titanic: they stayed and kept the power on so others could escape.

The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BCE.

Ships today are more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was.

Kate Winslet, who played in the movie “Titanic,” hated the song “My Heart Will Go On”, and said it makes her feel “like throwing up.”

It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.

3 dogs survived the Titanic sinking out of 12 canines on board..

Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.

29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.

After the Titanic sank, the families of the band members were billed By White Star Line for the cost of the uniforms worn as the band members died.

A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.

A priest on the Titanic refused to board a lifeboat twice. Instead, he stayed behind to hear confessions and give absolution to the people left on the ship.

In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about an “unsinkable” ship called the “Titan” that crashed into an iceberg and sank.

There’s a conspiracy theory saying the Titanic never sunk. Instead, it was her sister ship, the Olympic, and it was an insurance scam.

A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.

Ben Guggenheim, heir to mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim, dressed in his finest suit, had a glass of brandy and smoked a cigar as the Titanic sank.

James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie “Titanic” not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.

The estimated value of the cash, bonds and jewellery carried by The Titanic’s passengers was US$6,000,000.

The movie “Titanic” won 11 Oscars, but none for acting.

The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Titanic II will be a close replica of the Titanic, and is set to sail in 2018.

The Titanic crew had no binoculars , which may have helped them see the iceberg. They were inside a locker and the key was lost.

 

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