Titanic was the biggest passenger liner when she set off for her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. After four days, she hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean resulting in the death of 1,517 people.

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Why was the Titanic remarkable?


The Titanic was remarkable because for it's time it was the biggest man-made ship. It had the biggest capacity and the most elaborate cabin areas, surpassing those before it and even it's twin sister. It was claimed to be unsinkable, the first ship to ever be able to say this.

HOWEVER, it did sink, unfortunately, EPIC FAIL.

Edit by someone: You forgot the big death toll of 1,502 people of the 2,224 people

History of Maritime

What day did the Titanic sink?

The Titanic sunk on Monday, April 15th, 1912, at 2:20am.

Books and Literature

Who dies in Teacup Full of Roses?

Davey dies at the end from a gun shot.


How many people died on the Titanic?

1,496 people died on Titanic (and 712 were saved).

First and second-class passengers had an advantage, as they could easily travel to the boat deck using the staircases that led there. The third-class passengers, however, were situated much lower down, and therefore found it difficult to find their way to the top of the ship. As a result of this, there were more deaths from the third-class than the first and second class deaths put together.

130 first-class passengers died, along with 166 second-class passengers. 536 third-class passengers died. More third-class women and children died, whilst most of the first and second-class women and children survived. Women and children were loaded into the lifeboats first, which resulted in the loss of 1,347 men, as opposed to 103 women. Out of a total of 899 crew, 685 died. 53 children died, which was nearly half of the total amount of children on board.
1517 died, out of the 2223 aboard the ship.
1,514 has always been the number that I am familiar with however, you see quite a few different numbers running about. I suppose you could always generalize and say "Over 1,500 lives lost".
1,517 passengers and crew died on Titanic.
1,503 people total died.

Most of them died of hypothermia or drowning.
The British Board of Inquiry presented the bloated figure of 1,517 victims but there were 1,496 deaths for sure.
More than 1,500 people died on Titanic.
1514 people are thought to have died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 14-15, 1912.


Did Titanic win 11 Oscars?

Yes, Titanic (1997) won exactly 11 Academy Awards.


What film won 11 Oscars before Titanic?

As of 03/28/1998, when Titantic (1997) won eleven Oscars, the only other film to have ever won so many Oscars was Ben-Hur. Since then, Lord of the Rings: Retun of the King has also won eleven (11) Oscars.


Why did the Titanic take the route it did?

Titanic was going from Southampton, England to New York. They were also trying to be fast enough to make more headlines and the quickest route was the one they ended up taking which didn't work out so well.


How long did J Bruce Ismay live?

12 December 1862 - 17 October 1937 (74 Years)


How much damage was done to the Titanic?

Well after it hit the ice burg it left a gash the whole length of the ship so much damage was done. Apparently the brackets they used were not the ones they intended to use on the original design so if the brackets were stronger like the ones in the original design this may have prevented the gash and if there had been more lifeboats they could have saved everybody.


What were the Dimensions of the Titanic?

Dimensions -

Tonnage - 46,328 gross register tons.

Displacement - 52,310 tons.

Length - 882 ft 9 in.

Beam - 92 ft 6 in.

Draught - 34 ft 7 in.

Displacement: 52,310 tons Length: 882 ft 9 in (269.1 m) Beam: 92 ft 0 in (28.0 m) Height: 175 ft (53.3 m) (Keel to top of Funnels) Draught: 34 ft 7 in (10.5 m) Depth: 64 ft 6 in (19.7 m) Decks: 9 (Lettered A through G with boilers below)

The Titanic was 882 ft 9 in (269.1 m) long.

882.5 ft (269 m) by length and 92.5 ft (28 m) by width. 46,000 GT (Gross Tonnage) meaning weight. 45,342 GRT measured as volume.

The Titanic was 882 ft 9 in (269.1 m) long.


How many lifeboats were on the Titanic?

The Titanic was originally fitted with 16 davits, each with 4 lifeboats, which was more than enough for everyone on board. The White Star Line (Ismay) ordered the removal of three lifeboats per davit, leaving only 16 lifeboats, as the line claimed the full 64 lifeboats made the ship look bad. After the Titanic sank, her two sister ships, Olympic and Britannic, were both fitted with the full 64 lifeboats.

There were 14 wooden lifeboats with a capacity of 65 persons each, 4 collapsible lifeboats with a capacity of 47 persons each, and 2 rescue cutters with a capacity of 40 persons each, for a total of 20 lifeboats. There were also 3500 lifebelts aboard and 48 life rings, but they were useless in the icy water. Amazingly there were more lifeboats aboard than required by the Board of Trade. The Board of Trade only required enough lifeboats on board to hold 1,060 persons. Titanic's lifeboats held a capacity of 1,178 persons, more than required by law in 1912. This was because the lifeboat law was based on the ship's weight, not on the ship's number of passengers. Through this disaster, we learned that the laws need to be changed.

Emergency Lifeboats x 2

Wood cutter

25 ft. 2 in. Long

7 ft. 2 in. Broad

3 ft. deep

326 cubic ft.

Capacity: 40 persons.

Standard Lifeboats x 14

Wood constructions

30 ft. long

9 ft. 1 in. Broad

4 ft. deep

655 cubic ft.

Capacity: 65 persons.

Englehardt Collapsible Lifeboats x 4

27 ft. 5 in. Long

8 ft. broad

3 ft. deep

376.6 cubic ft.

Capacity: 47 persons
The Titanic carried only about 20 lifeboats, or enough to save about 1/3 of the crew and passengers on board the boat. It was originally designed to carry 32 boats, but the number was reduced because designers felt that the deck would be excessively cluttered. The ship actually had enough davits, or lifeboat supports, to carry 64 lifeboats, but most of them remained unfilled.
There was 14 wooden lifeboats with a capacity of 65 persons each, 4 collapsible lifeboats with a capacity of 47 person each, and 2 rescue cutters with a capacity of 40 persons each, a total of 20 lifeboats. There was also 3500 lifebelts aboard and 48 life rings but they were useless in the icy water. Amazingly there were more lifeboats aboard the required by the Board of Trade. The Board of Trade only required enough lifeboats on board to hold 1,060 persons. Titanic's lifeboats held a capacity of 1,178 persons more then required by law in 1912. This was because the lifeboat law was based on the ship's weight not on the ship's amount of passengers. Through this disaster we learned that the laws need to be changed.
she had 20 lifeboats. 16 wood 4 collapsibles. I listed all of them. Lifeboat #1-,#16, Collapsibles A,B,C,D.
The lifeboats comprised 16 wooden lifeboats with a capacity of 65 persons each and four collapsible lifeboats with a capacity of 47 persons each.
Titanic launched all of her twenty lifeboats when the ship sank (altho lifeboat D was a close one).

Of the 19 boats that reached her, Carpathia lifted 13.
Titanic carried 20 lifeboats, which wasn't enough to fit even half of all the passengers that were on board
Titanic is the only major vessel to sink after having discharged all of her life boats (Lusitania, for example, got off a few but dragged many others down with her). Therefore there is no lifeboats on the wreck of Titanic.

Several davits, however, have been salvaged and are on display in the traveling Titanic Exhibition.
The 20 lifeboats that ended up on board the luxury liner were approximately half the amount required to handle the potential evacuation of the more than 2,000 passengers and crew members onboard. While the managing director of the shipbuilding company, Harland and Wolff, wanted to have 64 lifeboats on board, the justification for omitting them was the concern, expressed by the Titanic's owner, that an excess of lifeboats would have made the ship less visually appealing
Titanic had 20 lifeboats (for 2,208 passengers).


What was the outcome of the titanic sinking?

It caused people to increase the safety on their ships, and many people were inspired to make literature about the incident.


Where was the control room in the Titanic?

it was in the front


What was the first piece of Titanic found by cameras?

The boiler was the first piece of the Titanic that was found by the cameras.


Why did people jump off the Titanic?

Passengers knew they were going to eventually die. Some thought they were going to make it and some thought they were going to fill up the lifeboats that were only filled up halfway.


Why did the Titanic not rust?

It was a brand new ship so hadn't had time to rust when it sank. Otherwise, it is at the bottom of the ocean and covered in rust and algae.


Did they play music while the Titanic sank?

Yes, the Titanic's band played until the ship was at such an angle that they could not stand. The very last song played was "nearer my god to thee." The hauntingly sad melody was definitely the perfect song to be the last played.


Where are the Titanic victims buried in Canada?

nova scotia


Is there a curse about the Titanic?

Yes, according to an urban legend, there was a mummy on board the Titanic that caused the ship, and everyone associated with the mummy, to be cursed. Supposedly the mummy of the Priestess of Amen-Ra, which had caused quite a lot of bad luck to her previous owners, was on board the ship when it sank. The story goes that the mummy had been discovered in the 1890's and was sold to an Englishman. When he and those around him experienced fairly serious misfortune, he sold the mummy to the British Museum. While at the museum, the mummy supposedly continued to cause great misfortune. It was eventually purchased by William Thomas Stead, a journalist who was voyaging on the Titanic. Knowing that he would not be able to bring the mummy on board, he stashed it away underneath his car, which was in the cargo hold of the Titanic, to hide it. Stead revealed that the mummy was on board the night before the Titanic sank, thus giving rise to the urban legend that the Titanic was cursed.

On a side note, the British Museum never received the entire sarcophagus or mummy; they only received the lid of the sarcophagus and other than during war or special exhibits, the lid of the sarcophagus has never left the museum.


Who tried to save the Titanic?

There was a group of 8 men, called the Guarantee Group. These men were the top in their respective fields at the time. They were a few of the men who helped build the titanic. It was Guarantee Group's job to fix the titanic if anything went wrong. All 8 of these men died doing their job.

Marketing Advertising and Sales

How was the Titanic advertised?

The Titanic was advertised as the biggest, most beautiful ship the world had ever seen. The largest moving object ever created by humans. The Ship of Dreams. The Queen of the Ocean. But above all, she was advertised as "unsinkable."

Captain John Smith

Why did Captain John Smith let the Titanic sink?

The name is Edward Smith. He listened to Bruce Ismay when he told him to go faster. When the ship hit the iceberg, there was nothing he could do at that point. There weren't enough lifeboats on the ship, not enough for half the people. Captain Smith would not have taken one of those lifeboat spots for himself of course, so he had no other option but to go down with his ship.

History of Maritime

Where did the Titanic sail from?

British luxury passenger liner that sank on April 15, 1912, on route to New York from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage.


Was the Titanic the most luxurious Ship?

At the time of it's maiden voyage, yes - the Titanic was, by far, the most luxurious ship ever conceived for first class, and to quite an extent for second class, too. A first class ticket on the Titanic's maiden voyage was - in today's money - $200,000.


Were there cars on the Titanic?

Yes, there were luxury cars in the hold of the Titanic when she sank.

Actually only one, a red Renault CB Coupe deVille bought in Europe by millionaire William Carter. It was stored in the forward hold, possibly in a crate, and reports of it's current fate vary. Some say that it would have been crushed as the contents of the hold fell forward when the ship dipped diagonally down, other opinions are that if the car was crated, the tough wooden box would have protected it and that it may well still be in there, upright and awaiting discovery. However, even if it remains in it's crate, a Century of exposure to seawater would have taken it's toll on the vehicle- it's buried deep somewhere in the forward hold, but what condition it's in now is anybody's guess.


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