The Titanic was on her maiden voyage, a return trip from Britain to America. The outward route was to be Southampton, England – Cherbourg, France – Queenstown, Ireland – New York, USA. The return route was going to be New York – Plymouth, England – Cherbourg – Southampton.
After the ship sank, people in lifeboats returned to search for survivors. Instead, they found most people frozen to death in the icy waters.
RMS Titanic was actually owned by an American! Although the RMS Titanic was registered as a British ship, it was owned by the American tycoon, John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, whose company was the controlling trust and retained ownership of the White Star Line!
The first class tickets ranged enormously in price, from $150 (about $1700 today) for a simple berth, up to $4350 ($50,000) for one of the two Parlour suites. Second class tickets were $60 (around $700) and third class passengers paid between $15 and $40 ($170 – £460).
John Jacob Astor IV
When John Jacob Astor IV died on the Titanic, he was one of the wealthiest people in the world. He built landmark New York hotels like the Astoria Hotel and the St. Regis. Astor’s wife, who was 30 years younger than him, was pregnant aboard the Titanic and survived.Apr 15, 2021
RMS Titanic Inc.
Over 1,500 people died in the disaster. The wreck was discovered in 1985. RMS Titanic Inc. owns the salvage rights, or rights to what is left, of the Titanic.Oct 25, 2020
Both Belfast and Cobh have strong associations with the Titanic which now draw oodles of visitors to Irish shores to see how it all began. The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, with the initial concept beginning in 1907.
Irish Weather Online’s research shows that 110 Irish lost their lives on the Titanic while 54 survived. Another five men died during the construction of the ship at the Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff.
How long would it have taken the Titanic to sail to America? Assuming nothing catastrophic happened, the total distance run would be about 2,891 miles, give or take a few miles. At 21 knots, it would take about 5 days and 18 hours to cover that track.
400 miles – the ship’s distance from land (640 km), when the iceberg was struck. 160 minutes – the time it took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes).
137 hours – the anticipated journey time sailing from Queenstown to New York City.
|Accommodation||Price||Approximate Price in Today’s Dollars|
|First-class parlor suite||£870/$4,350||$100,000|
|Berth in first-class cabin||£30/$150||$3,500|
|Berth in second-class cabin||£12/$60||$1,375|
|Berth in third-class cabin||£3–£8/$15–$40||$350–$900|
|Shelter (C)||Crew mess (crew)||Library (2nd) Smoking room (3rd) General room (3rd)|
|Saloon (D)||Open space (3rd) Cabins (3rd)||Dining saloon (2nd) Kitchen galleys (crew)|
|Upper (E)||Cabins (3rd)||Cabins (2nd) Cabins (3rd)|
|Middle (F)||Cabins (3rd)||Cabins (2nd) Cabins (3rd)|
The area of the North Atlantic where Titanic struck the iceberg was about 29° F which is several points below the freezing point for fresh water but just above freezing for salt sea water (28.4°F). Needless to say the water was as cold as it could possibly get while still in a liquid state.
Today I found out that Milton S. Hershey bought a VIP ticket for the Titanic but ended up not boarding. The Titanic, the unsinkable ship, launched on April 10, 1912, carrying some 2,200 passengers and crew en route to the United States.
More than 1500 people died in the disaster, but they weren’t the only casualties. The ship carried at least twelve dogs, only three of which survived. First-class passengers often traveled with their pets.Apr 8, 2020
Seventy-three years after it sank to the North Atlantic ocean floor, a joint U.S.-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The sunken liner was about 400 miles east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic, some 13,000 feet below the surface.
May 31, 2009
Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the Titanic died on May 31, 2009 at the age of 97 at a nursing home near Southampton, England. Coincidently, the day of her passing was the 98th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic’s hull on May 31, 1911.Apr 2, 2014
It spanned 883 feet from stern to bow, and its hull was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. Because four of these compartments could be flooded without causing a critical loss of buoyancy, the Titanic was considered unsinkable.
|Launched:||May 31, 1911|
|Maiden voyage:||April 10, 1912|
|Fate:||Hit an iceberg at 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912. Sank on April 15, 1912, at 2:20 a.m.; wreck discovered in 1985 by Robert Ballard.|
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