Interesting Facts Of Titanic
1. The Titanic was the world’s largest ocean liner of its time. It was the biggest thing made by man at that time.
2. On March 31, 1909, a team of three thousand people started making the Titanic ship and it was built in just 26 months i.e. by May 31, 1911. The ship was as big as three football fields and on 31 May 1911, more than one lakh people came to see it.
3. Titanic’s decoration and installation of chimneys continued until April 1912 and it was to go for its first (and last) visit in the same month.
4. Titanic sailed from Southampton, England, on 10 April 1912 towards New York. All went well for four days, but on 14 April 1912, at 11:40 pm, it collided with an iceberg and water started pouring in its lower parts.
5. An atmosphere of fear arose on the ship as it hit the iceberg, but in times of crisis some sensible people came forward and congratulated the people. Lifeboats on board the children and women were taken off safely.
6. About 2 hours 40 minutes after the collision with Iceberg, the ship completely sank into the ocean. (Night 11:40 to 2:20)
7. There are an estimated 3547 people on board, of which 2687 were passengers and 860 crew members. Of these, 1537 people lost their lives in this accident.
8. There were only 20 lifeboats on the Titanic ship, which was enough to save only a third of its people, it would not have lost many lives if there were more lifeboats on the ship.
9. Only 306 dead people were found dead in this accident.
10. The water in which Titanic was immersed had a temperature of -2 degrees Celsius, in which no person could live more than 15 minutes.
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11. Despite the news of the sinking of the ship slowly, its musician kept singing till the time of its sinking so that he and the people going to die after some time could spend their last moments with pleasure.
12. The iceberg hitting the ship was about 100 feet high. It came from Glacier, Greenland. (The picture above is of two icebergs found near the site of the accident the next day, and it is believed that the Titanic collided with one of these.)
13. It is estimated that the Titanic-hit iceberg separated from Greenland 10,000 thousand years ago, but was destroyed only two weeks after the collision because the iceberg was also severely damaged by the collision.
14. Titanic needed 600 tons of coal every day. Out of its team of 860 crew members, 176 had only the task of putting coal in the kilns. The ship’s chimneys produced 100 tons of smoke daily.
15. Titanic had four big chimneys, only three of which were smoke. The fourth chimney was fake and only fitted to balance the ship.
16. The Titanic crash took place in the North Atlantic Sea, it took 73 years to find the wreckage of the ship. On 1 September 1985, the Titanic debris was discovered after much effort.
17. You will be surprised to know that there are two pieces of Titanic ship lying in the ocean, the distance of both the pieces is about 600 meters. Apart from this, many things of the people who were traveling in this ship were also found within the radius of 5 kilometers of this wreck. (In the picture shown in the red circle, the ship collided with the Iceberg in the same place and started filling water from there)
18. The explorers have not yet agreed on why the Titanic was split in two, but it is believed that perhaps it was broken due to the pressure on one side of the ocean.
19. Many films and documentaries have been made on Titanic, but the 1997 ‘Titanic’ Flim was the most talked about. The cost of making this film was 40 percent more than that of the Titanic ship at that time.
20. You will be surprised to know that there were many people aboard the Titanic, who were not going to travel in it. White Star Line, the owner of Darasal Titanic, had canceled the voyage of two of its seaplane ships due to lack of coal and shifted its passengers to the Titanic.
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21. To travel in Titanic first class, about a hundred years ago, you had to pay $ 4,350 (about 2 lakh 70 thousand rupees). At the same time, $ 1,750 (about 1 lakh rupees) for the second class and $ 30 (about two thousand rupees) for the third class had to be paid. If we look at the value of the dollar in today’s time, then a passenger would have got a chance to travel in it by spending 50 lakh rupees.
22. There was a good arrangement for the passengers and crew members in the Titanic Ship. The ship had 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs, 40 tons of potatoes, 3,500 pounds of onions, 36,000 apples and a variety of food items.
23. Titanic’s maximum speed was 43 kilometers per hour.
24. During the construction of Titanic more than 250 people were injured and two people were also killed.
25. Of the 860 crew members of the ship, only 23 were women.
26. Titanic 13 new married couples came onboard to celebrate their honeymoon.
27. The whistle in the Titanic could be heard up to 16 kilometers away.
28. There were also nine dogs aboard this ship, but only two of them survived in this accident.
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