Real facts about Titanic that probably no one knows about
It’s been 106 years since the Titanic sank, but the story of the doomed liner and her 1,503 lost souls remains as captivating as it is tragic.
The most luxurious and anticipated ship of the time, she was believed to be unsinkable. Yet after colliding with an iceberg on the night of 14 April 1912,
it would take just two hours and 40 minutes for RMS Titanic to meet a watery grave in the Atlantic Ocean. Here we uncover the secrets of the greatest disaster in maritime history.
True Love Story On Titanic
There was a true love story on the ship TITANIC. Isidor Straus, the co-owner of mecy’s department story and his wife IDA were first class passengers,
While the ship was sinking he refused to sit beside his wife on the last lifeboats. He made sure that all women and children board first.
She stepped off the lifeboat and refused to leave without him.
Titanic Sink Was Predicted Before
A book predicted about its sink 14 years before it happened. Fourteen years before it sank, Morgan Robertson wrote the novel.
It was about the ship “TITAN” which was unsinkable would hit an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic. Both had one thing in common that they do not have enough lifeboat for the passengers and crew members too.
Largest Passenger Ship
The RMS Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship when it entered service, measuring 269 meters (882 feet) in length, and the largest man made moving object on earth.
Tough Job Of The Musicians
First-Class passengers were given a music book containing 352 songs.
Musicians on board were required to know them all, in case requests were made. They lost their life in sinking because they continued playing music while the ship went down,
this shows how tough a job they have.
Only 20 Lifeboats
The Ship could hold 64. Many lifeboats were sent before they were full.
There were only 28 people on the first lifeboat but the capacity was of 65 people.
Luxuries Onboard The Cruise
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.
While facilities on board included a gym, pool, Turkish bath, a kennel for first-class dogs, and a souash court, it even had its own on board newspaper, the Atlantic daily bulletin.
Casualties Reported During Construction
There were 246 Injuries and two deaths recorded during the ship’s 26-month construction in Belfast.
Titanic Was Warned Prior
On April 14th, 1912, the Titanic radio operators were warned six times about the drift ice in the North Atlantic.
Richest Man On The Ship
John Jacob Astor IV was the richest passenger on board with a net worth of around $85 Million (Approximately $2 Billion Today).
Legend has it that once the ship hit the iceberg, he exclaimed I had asked for ice but not in such quantities.
Ship’s Baker Survived
Charles Joughin, who is a baker on the ship was among the survivors, he spent two hours in water before being rescued.
He mentioned that he drank a lot of whiskey beforehand.
Ship’s Final Dinner Was A Feast
Last meal served on the ship consisted of 10 courses, the menu included Oysters, Cream Of Barley Soup, Poached Salmon and much more.
All On-Board Engineers Gave Their Lives
All the engineers gave their lives just to save others. Every engineer went down with the ship. They stood behind the passenger so that they could escape.
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