Everything you should know about the Titanic


The Titanic was 269 meters (882 feet) long and was the largest man-made moving object on Earth. The interiors of the Titanic were loosely inspired by those at the Ritz hotel in London.


The ship included the facilities of a gym, pool, a kennel for first class dogs, a Turkish bath and a squash court. Not only this, the Titanic even had its own onboard newspaper named the Atlantic Daily Bulletin.


The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City in April 1912.


More than 1,500 passengers died of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard. The Titanic made the sinking one of modern history’s deadliest peacetime commercial marine disasters.

The First-Class Accommodation:

The first-class accommodation of the Titanic was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with a gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants, and opulent cabins.


The Titanic had promoted safety measures such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors. Due to outdated maritime safety regulations, it carried lifeboats for only 1,178 people, one-third of her total capacity.


After quitting Southampton on 10th April 1912, the Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in Ireland before heading west to New York.


On 14th April, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland, the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time. Some crew members and passengers were evacuated in lifeboats but many of them were launched only partially loaded.


A large number of men were left aboard because of a ‘women and children first’ protocol for loading lifeboats. At 2:20 a.m., the ship broke apart and sank with well over one thousand people still aboard.

Discovery of the Wreck of the Titanic:

After 70 years of disaster, the wreck of Titanic was discovered in 1985 during a US military mission. The Titanic was split in two and is gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet.

Around thousands of artifacts have been recovered and displayed at museums around the world. The giant Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history, portrayed in numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials. Furthermore, the Titanic is the second largest ocean liner wreck in the world.

Final Survivor:

Millvina Dean was two months old at the time of sinking and was the youngest passenger aboard. She was the final survivor of the sinking and was a British civil servant, cartographer. She died in 2009 at the age of 97.          


At the time the Titanic entered service, it was the largest ship afloat as well as the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line.


The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast built the Titanic. It was under the command of Capt. Edward Smith. The Titanic carried some of the wealthiest people in the world.