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Some Interesting

Facts
on the Titanic
While the tragic sinking of the Titanic is still shocking and a bit
unnerving, many of the Titanic facts are quite interesting.

 The ship was loaded with only enough lifeboats to hold half of the Titanic passengers. There
were 20 of them with a total capacity of 1178 people.
 Some of the limited lifeboats were lowered to the waters only half-full.
 Further facts on the Titanic indicate that the ship received information earlier regarding the
presence of ice floes in the vicinity, yet continued to speed full throttle ahead towards tragedy.
 Among the property reported as lost on the Titanic were over 3000 bags of mail and an
automobile.
 Each first class passenger paid a whopping $4,350 for a parlor suite ticket and $150 for a berth
ticket.
 The ship contained a heated swimming pool, a first for any sailing vessel.
 The ship was still so brand new when passengers boarded it on April 10, 1912 that the paint was
still wet in some spots.
 Every stateroom contained electric lighting and heat.
 1517 people lost their life on the Titanic. Among the dead were:
130 first-class passengers
166 second-class passengers
536 third-class passengers
685 crew members
 Of the 1517 people of perished in the sinking of the Titanic, only 306 bodies were recovered.
 The largest percentage of survivors came from first-class passengers.
 Even though directions have been given for women and children to board the lifeboats first, a
number of men were reported as survivors while a surprisingly large number of women and
children perished in the disaster. Most of the women and children lost in the sinking came from
second and third class.
 Sadly, Captain Smith had made plans to retire after seeing the Titanic safely across the Atlantic
on her maiden voyage.
 It cost $7,500,000 to build the Titanic. Today it would cost an estimated $400,000,000.
 It took three years to fully construct the ship.
 The length of the Titanic was 882 feet 9 inches (that's about 269 meters). The ship was 92 feet 6
inches (28 meters) wide and 175 feet (53 meters) high.
 Among the provisions when the Titanic set sail in Southampton, England were 40,000 eggs,
75,000 pounds of fresh meat and 1,000 bottles of wine.
 The Titanic's total capacity was 3547 passengers + crew.
 The Titanic's weight fully loaded was 46,328 tons.
 The Titanic was 882 feet/268 meters long.
 There were 29 boilers on board of the ship.
 The ship consumed 825 tons of coal in one day.
 The top speed of the Titanic was 23 knots.
 The Titanic is located 1000 miles due east of Boston, Massachusetts and 375 miles southeast of
St. John's, Newfoundland. The ship is located approximately 3,925 meters. below sea.

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