Facts about Titanic

  1. RMS Titanic: The Titanic was 269.1 meters long and was the largest steamship of its time. It used 825 tons of coal per day and could travel at 24 knots (about 44 km/h). Tictanic collided with an iceberg in the early morning of April 15, 1912 on its first voyage from Southhampton, UK to New York City, USA
  2. The sinking of the Titanic: It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg. At the time of the sinking, the water temperature was -2 degrees. The ship sank to a depth of 3,840 meters, where it remains today. The ship’s bow penetrated 18 meters into the seabed. Titanic is the only ocean liner ever sunk by an iceberg and it took 74 years to find the wreckage
  3. Icebergs: The crew of the Titanic received 6 warnings of icebergs in the waters before the accident occurred. Today, there are generally more icebergs in the North Atlantic than there were in 1912 when the Titanic sank. This is mainly due to global warming
  4. Delayed orders: After Titanic’s crew spotted the iceberg, the order to change course was delayed for 30 seconds. Had the order not been delayed, the Titanic could have avoided the accident and been saved
  5. Musicians: To reassure passengers, the musicians on board the Titanic continued to play music for as long as they could, even though the ship was sinking. All of the musicians perished in the sinking and were subsequently recognized for their heroism
  6. Lifeboats: The Titanic had 64 lifeboats, but only 20 were put into service. Most of the lifeboats launched from the Titanic were not full and thus had capacity for more people. The first lifeboat, for example, could hold 65 people but only contained 28
  7. The Japanese: The only Japanese on board the Titanic, Masabumi Hosono, survived the sinking of the ship and was considered a coward in his home country because he didn’t die with the other passengers. The public, the press and the government hung him out to dry as a coward
  8. The baker: One of the bakers on board the Titanic, Charles Joughin, allegedly survived thanks to a large intake of alcohol prior to the sinking of the ship. According to him, he was in the water for 2 hours before he was rescued. While in the water, he was only slightly cold, which he attributed to the large amounts of alcohol he had consumed (although alcohol generally increases the tendency to hypothermia, there is some evidence that very large amounts can reduce heat loss and thus improve survivability in cold environments)
  9. Price: It cost 7.5 million dollars to build the Titanic. If you take inflation into account, that equates to around $174 million today. The movie ‘Titanic’ was the most expensive movie of its time, costing $210 million. This means that the movie cost more than the ship – and even taking inflation into account
  10. Vomiting sensations: Kate Winslet, who plays ‘Rose’ in the movie Titanic, hates the movie’s theme song ‘My Heart Will Go On’. She has even said that it makes her “feel sick to her stomach” (especially because it’s always played when she’s around)
Fact: Titanic sank after a collision with an iceberg on April 15, 1912
Attribution: F.G.O. Stuart – Wikipedia.org

Fact: After a collision with an iceberg, the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 over 2 hours and 40 minutes. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board, 710 survived


Provisions on board the Titanic

Below is an overview of the food and beverages brought on board the Titanic for the 2,224 people on board:

Animal food products

  • Eggs: 40,000 eggs.
  • Fresh meat: 34,000 kg
  • Ham and bacon: 3,400 kg
  • Sausages: 1,100 kg
  • Poultry and game: 11,500 kg
  • Brisler: 450 kg
  • Fresh fish: 5,000 kg
  • Salted and dried fish: 1,800 kg
  • Milk: 5,700 liters
  • Butter: 2,700 kg
  • Cream: 1,100 liters



  • Potatoes: 40,000 kg
  • Fresh asparagus: 800 bundles
  • Onions: 1,600 kg
  • Tomatoes: 2,750 kg
  • Green peas: 1,000 kg
  • Heads of lettuce: 7,000 pcs.
  • Lemons: 16,000 pcs.
  • Oranges: 36,000 pcs.
  • Grapefruit: 50 boxes
  • Grapes: 450 kg.


Drinks and beverages

  • Drinking water: 53,000 liters per day
  • Mineral water: 15,000 bottles
  • Beer: 20,000 bottles
  • Spirits: 850 bottles
  • Wine: 1,500 bottles
  • Coffee: 1,000 kg
  • Tea: 350 kg



  • Rice, dried beans and similar: 4,500 kg
  • Flour: 200 barrels
  • Is: 1,650 liters
  • Condensed milk: 2,300 liters
  • Sugar: 4,500 kg
  • Cereals: 4,500 kg
  • Jam: 500 kg
Fact: Titanic's musicians played until the last minute
Attribution: Wikipedia.org

Fact: The musicians aboard the Titanic played for as long as they could to calm the passengers. They all went down with the ship and have since been recognized for their heroism