The world's interest in the fascinating history of Titanic has endured for more than 100 years.

True Facts about the rms Titanic

Here are 15 intresting facts about the Titanic.

  • When the rms Titanic struck the iceberg, she remained afloat for 2,5 hours.

  • The Titanic sister ship Britannic had originally been designed to be 1,000 feet, but when the Titanic sank her dimensions were altered.

  • There were only twenty lifeboats on the Titanic. The first lifeboats that departed were less than half full.

  • Many passengers were so convinced that the Titanic was “unsinkable,” that they ignored the news that she had struck an iceberg and continued dining and dancing.

  • The price of a single first class ticket for the maiden voyage on the Titanic was $4,700, the equivalent of about $50,000 today.

  • There were many dogs on the ship, but only two survived, a Pomeranian and a Pekingese, which were both taken to safety on lifeboats by their owners.

  • A man named Daniel Buckley dressed as a woman, to be allowed onto one of the lifeboats ahead of the other men.

  • A 1996 attempt to raise part of the shipwreck’s hull showed tears in six of the compartments, revealing how the ship sank.

  • One of the interesting Titanic facts indicates that a man called Charles Joughin was actually able to survive the 31 degree temperature of the Atlantic ocean waters because he had been drinking heavily before the ship sank.

  • Millvina Dean, the last living survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, passed away on May 31, 2009. Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the Titanic went down.

  • One of the ironic facts about the Titanic is that it contained a heated swimming pool, the first of its kind for a luxury ocean liner.

  • It is said that the ship was still so brand new when it set sail on April 10, 1912, that were still spots where the paint had not yet dried.

  • There are reports that the crew on the ship received information about icebergs in the area, but they continued to push ahead at full speed in spite of the possible danger.
  • More than 3,000 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck.

  • Several survivors reported that at least one gun was fired, as panic to enter the remaining lifeboats increased.