writer, Morgan Robertson, wrote a book The Wreck of Titan which
predicted exactly what happened to the Titanic 14 years later.
There was more
ice afloat in the North Atlantic in the spring of 1912 than at any time
in the previous 50 years.
If placed upright, the Titanic would have been taller than any of the buildings of
Titanic's boilers were over 15 feet high.
Titanic's funnels were big enough for two trains to drive through.
The Titanic had 3 propellers. The middle one was 16 feet and the other two were over 23 feet.
During construction, 3 million rivets had been hammered into her hull.
Her 3 enormous anchors weighed a total of 31 tons, about the weight of 20 cars.
The Titanic's swimming pool was one of the first ever seen on an ocean liner.
An elegant foyer stood below the wrought-iron and glass dome over the 1st
Titanic was never christened.
Titanic had a near collision as the ship left Southampton.
Titanic never held a full lifeboat drill.
Titanic's manoeuvrability had never been tested at full speed.
Standard practice for sailing through ice was "Full Speed Ahead".
Titanic received 6 iceberg warnings on the day of the collision.
The crew knew they were taking a risk by sailing at such a speed in dangerous waters
After the collision, many passengers were not aware of the fact that they were sinking.
The band played light, cheerful music as the ship sank.
The lookouts had no binoculars.
Many of the lifeboats were launched half-filled.
Titanic had lifeboat space for less than 1/3 of her passenger capacity, but it was still more than the law required.
The decks were
numbered alphabetically downwards. Today, decks are numbered Deck 1, 2,
was nicknamed "The Millionaires' Special", "The Wonder Ship", "The Unsinkable
Ship" and "The Last Word in Luxury" by newspapers all around the world
The route of the Titanic from Southampton to where she collided with the icebergis approximately 400 miles off the caost of Newfoundland. She sank near the edge of the undersea Continental Shelf. The ice field the Titanic encountered was 78 miles long.