This is what happened to the largest man-made moving object of its time, Titanic.
Informative video about Titanic ship. The name Titanic came from Greek mythology. It means gigantic. Titanic was one of three ‘Olympic Class’ liners commissioned by the White Star Line. It was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912. It collided with an iceberg. When the ship entered service, it was the largest man-made moving object on earth.
What was the length of RMS Titanic?
- 269 meters
Who designed this gigantic ship?
- Thomas Andrews
How much time did it take to construct it completely?
- Construction of the ship has started on March 31, 1909 and it was launched on May 31, 1911.
What was the weight of Titanic?
- 52,310 tons
Quick Facts: –
- It burned around 600 tonnes of coal a day. Almost 100 tonnes of ash were ejected into the sea each day.
- At that time, it was the world’s largest cruise ship.
- There were 20,000 bottles of beer on board, 1,500 bottles of wine and 8,000 cigars- all for the use of first-class passengers.
- Only 16 wooden lifeboats and 4 collapsible boats were carried, enough to accommodate 1,178 people, only 1/3 of the total capacity of ship, but more than legally required.
- There were 246 injuries and 2 deaths recorded during the ship’s 26 month construction in Belfast.
- Twenty horses were required to carry the main anchor.
- More than 100,000 people turned up to see the ship’s launch.
- Of the 885 crew on board, just 23 were female.
- Sinking of Titanic was a disaster that resulted in the loss of more than 1500 lives.
- The last meal served to first-class passengers consisted of 11 courses.
- John Jacob Astor IV was the richest passenger on board, with a net worth of around $85 m (approximately $2bn today). He went down with the ship.
- three of the twelve dogs on board were rescued.