Ten fun facts about Titanic
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The sinking of RMS Titanic caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people, one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service.
On her maiden voyage, Titanic carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship's passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe seeking a new life in North America.Fact 5
The cost of building the RMS Titanic: $7.5 million.Fact 6
The ship was designed to be the latest in comfort and luxury during that time, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. A wireless telegraph was also provided for the convenience of passengers as well as for operational use.Fact 7
The Titanic was stocked with 20,000 bottles of beer and stout, 1,500 bottles of wine and 8,000 cigars for use by first-class passengers.Fact 8
Though Titanic had advanced safety features at the time such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations.Fact 9
One of their most important legacies of the Titanic tragedy was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today.Fact 10
The musicians played for two hours and five minutes as the ship sank. All eight members of the Titanic band died in the sinking. Click here for more history facts ❯
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