Monday, April 11, 2011

Interesting Things you might not know about Titanic Facts - 99th Anniversary

This April 15 Would be the 99th anniversary of Titanic. Titanic doesn't need any introduction but has been part of so many lives for almost 100 years now, There is no other cruise ship to gain as much interest as Titanic has got, In this post i will share some fascinating facts and myths regarding sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ ship. Before the maiden voyage in April 1912 Titanic was labeled ‘Unsinkable’, Lets read 10 interesting facts about Titanic that you might not know.
10. There were no cats on the Titanic. Cats were often brought on ships as a form of good luck. They also controlled rodents.

09. The Titanic was about as long as the Empire State building is tall.

08: Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors.

07: Morgan Robertson a writer has written a novel named ‘Futility’ in 1898 almost 14 year prior to titanic tragedy, In that novel he wrote about a ship named ‘Titan’ the largest ship ever built hitting the iceberg in Atlantic ocean on a cold April night, Both of the ships, The fictional one and the real one ‘Titanic’ were same in design and were labeled ‘unsinkable’

06: There were 13 couples on board celebrating their Honeymoons.

05: The Titanic carried 900 tons of baggage and freight.

04: The Titanic used 14,000 gallons of drinking water every 24 hours and 825 tons of coal per day.

03: The time interval from first sighting of the iceberg to impact was a little over 30 seconds.

02: The Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting the iceberg.

01: Prices of Titanic Cruise Ticket in 1912 were as follow

First Class: $4,350 (price of finest 1st class suite)
Second Class: $1,750
Third Class: $30

Brief Description: Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, four days into the ship’s maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The high casualty rate was due in part to the fact that, although complying with the regulations of the time, the ship did not carry enough lifeboats for everyone aboard. The ship had a total lifeboat capacity of 1,178 people, although her capacity was 3,547. A disproportionate number of men died due to the women-and-children-first protocol that was followed.

The Titanic used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and was popularly believed to have been described as "unsinkable." It was a great shock to many that, despite the extensive safety features and experienced crew, the Titanic sank. The frenzy on the part of the media about Titanic’s famous victims, the legends about the sinking, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck have contributed to the continuing interest in, and notoriety of, the Titanic.

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