1. True love story on Titanic
The love story happened for real on Titanic. The co-owner of Macy’s department store and his wife Ida wire first-class passenger. While the ship was sinking, he refused to sit beside his wife on the last lifeboat. He made sure that all women and children board first. While she stepped off the lifeboat and refused to leave without him.
2. Titanic sink was predicted before
A book predicted about its sink 14 years before it happened. 14 years before it sank, Morgan Robertson wrote the novel. It was about the ship “Titan” which was unsinkable that would hit an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic. Both had one thing in common that they did not have enough lifeboats for the passengers and crew members too.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 65 people.
6. Luxuries onboard the Cruise
There were 20,000 bottles of beer on board, 15,000 bottles of wine, and 8,000 Cigars. All for the use of first-class passengers. While facilities onboard included a Gym pool, Turkish bath, a Kernal for first-class dogs, and a Squash court. It even its own board newspaper, The Atlantic Daily Bulletin.
7. Casualties reported during construction
There were 246 injuries and two deaths recorded during the ship’s 26-month construction in Belfast.
8. Titanic was warned prior
On April 14th, 1912, the Titanic Radio operators were warned six times about the drift ice in the North Atlantic.
9. 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 in such quantities.
10. Ships baker survived
Charles Joughin who was 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 Whiskeys beforehand.
11. Ship’s final dinner was a feast
The last meal served on the ship consisted of 10 courses. The menu included Oysters, cream of barley soup, poached salmon, and much more.
12. 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 passengers so that they could escape.
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