White Star Line was the company that built the Titanic, and was owned by J.P. Morgan, an American tycoon. It took 3,000 men two years to build the Titanic. Three million rivets held its massive hull together.
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).
Titanic was one of three 'Olympic Class' liners commissioned by the White Star Line to be built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Construction began on the first of these great ships, Olympic, on 16 December 1908. Work on Titanic started soon after, on 31 March 1909.
1,503 people total died, including passengers and crew. One of the first lifeboats to leave the Titanic carried only 28 people; it could have held 64 people. There were enough life-jackets for all 2,208 people, and most everyone was wearing one. 300 dead bodies were pulled from the sea the next morning.
Instead, they believe it was a series of factors, called an “event cascade," that caused the Titanic to sink so quickly. For example, experts believe the ship was sailing too fast for the icy conditions. ... Some iceberg warnings might not have even made it from the radio room to the ship's bridge.
Captain Smith. Smith failed the passengers and crew of Titanic. He failed to heed ice warnings, did not slow his ship when ice was reported directly in his path and allowed lifeboats to leave the sinking ship partially filled, unnecessarily adding at least 500 names to the list of the dead.Mar 3, 2011
The top speed of the Titanic was 23 knots (more than 26 miles per hour). 8. The Titanic originally was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. To save from cluttering decks, the ship ended up carrying 20 on her maiden voyage.Dec 19, 2017
The water temperature on the night of the Titanic sinking was thought to be about 28 degrees Fahrenheit, just below freezing. Such a temperature was of course lethally cold for all those passengers who had been forced to take to the open water to escape the sinking ship.Apr 15, 2012
How Large Was The Iceberg That Sank The Titanic. The exact size of the iceberg will probably never be known but, according to early newspaper reports the height and length of the iceberg was approximated at 50 to 100 feet high and 200 to 400 feet long.Jun 19, 2009
Iceberg That Sank Titanic Was 100,000 Years Old: Experts. London: The giant iceberg responsible for sinking the Titanic on its maiden voyage may have originated in southwest Greenland in snow that fell about 100,000 years ago, scientists say.Mar 8, 2016