Interesting facts about the Titanic

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  1. The Titanic was theoretically unsinkable, so the owners decided to save on boats and expand the usable space. The ship was equipped with only 20 lifeboats with a total capacity of 1178 people, that is, half of the passengers.
  2. The vessel was divided into 16 watertight compartments, which in the event of depressurization were blocked for 25 seconds, preventing the vessel from sinking. The Titanic was built to stay afloat if any two of its 16 watertight compartments, any three of its first five compartments, or all of its first four compartments were flooded. The researchers suggest that the iceberg broke through at least six compartments at once, which led to the death of the ship.
  3. The cost of a first class ticket was $ 4, 350, fabulous money at the time.
  4. At the time of the tragedy, there were 1, 316 passengers and 908 crew members on board, a total of 2, 224 people. Of these, 711 people were saved, 1, 513 died. Most of the passengers died from hypothermia in the ocean water.
  5. Interestingly, due to panic, many of the boats left half full.
  6. The Titanic cost $ 7, 500, 000 to build and took three years. During the construction of the Titanic, 3 million rivets were used.
  7. At the time of construction, the Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the world, measuring 268 meters in length. The Titanic's weight when fully loaded was 46328 tons.
  8. The ship was equipped with 29 steam boilers that consumed 825 tons of coal per day. Of the four chimneys, only three worked as intended, the fourth was for beauty and served as ventilation.
  9. The Titanic was not baptized according to the maritime custom (smashing a bottle of champagne on board for luck), since its owners did not believe in omens.
  10. The Titanic collided with an iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, and sank 2 hours and 40 minutes later, just 5 days after its first and final voyage.
  11. The Titanic sank 12, 600 feet (approximately 4 kilometers) on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland.
  12. The orchestra continued to play during the sinking of the Titanic and sank with the ship.
  13. Based on the tragedy, Titanic was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11 of them. The box office grossed over a billion dollars.