Interesting Titanic Facts to Surprise Your Friends

Titanic Facts

We all know that the Titanic was the biggest luxury liner of her time. It was touted as the unsinkable ship. Ironically, it’s state of the art design—honestly believed in those times to be unsinkable—was also the reason why titanic sank.

The Most Interesting Facts about the Titanic

10 The cost of a first class ticket on the titanic was pegged at approximately $70,000 in today’s currency.

9 The ship’s chief baker survived the freezing water for two hours because he fortified himself with alcohol.

8 It took 74 years to locate the wreck of the Titanic on the seabed.

7 Out of the 885 crew, only 23 were female.

6 Out of the hundreds of people that died when Titanic sank, only 330 bodies were recovered.

5 Due to the faulty communication during 1912, some news sources reported that the Titanic hit an iceberg and was being towed back and everybody was alive on board.

4 The last surviving passenger of the Titanic was Milvina Dean, who was 2 years old at the time. She died at the age of 97 on May 31, 2009.

3 If the order to change course was given at least 30-seconds earlier, Titanic would not have sank.

2 The richest man at the time of the Titanic was John Jacob Astor IV with an estimated net worth of $85 million, died when Titanic sank.

1 The Titanic had 20 lifeboats with a capacity of 64 people, but only carried 28 survivors.

 

The worst knowledge that you must know is that Titanic’s wireless operators received or ignored at least 6 iceberg warnings during the day of its collision. The reason behind this disregard for the warnings was that the operator’s time was preoccupied with transmitting passenger messages.

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