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TITANIC 
FACTS
 The name Titanic originates from Greek 
Mythology 
The builders of the Titanic were searching for a name 
that meant hug...
 The Titanic was the Largest Ship Afloat 
The White Star wanted to boast to its passengers 
that they had built the bigge...
 The RMS in RMS Titanic stands for Royal Mail 
Ship 
Titanic was not only commissioned to be a 
passenger liner but it al...
 More people could have been saved 
On the night of accident, another ship SS Californian 
warned the Titanic of pack ice...
 Titanic Was Not Sailing With Valuables 
Titanic was rumoured to be carrying huge amount 
of gold. However the most expen...
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Top 10 amazing Titanic facts

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The details of the RMS Titanic’s sinking and Titanic facts fascinate people from all walks of life, all over the world. The story of this large ocean liner holds a place in our shared cultural memory. From kids to adults, everyone has an interest in the Titanic. There are countless movies and stories about the sinking of the Titanic, and many well-known facts about its construction, and the famous boast of it being an ‘unsinkable ship’. We’ve gathered the top 10 amazing Titanic facts that tell the tragic tale of the passengers on-board.

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Top 10 amazing Titanic facts

  1. 1. TITANIC FACTS
  2. 2.  The name Titanic originates from Greek Mythology The builders of the Titanic were searching for a name that meant huge to justify the size of the ship. So they chose the word Titan from Greek mythology. Titans were the ancient god and were thought to be huge.  People Died on the Titanic Before it was Launched! Workers did not have safe working conditions. Due to this six people died and 246 injured on the ship itself during the construction of the Titanic. Another worker was killed right before the ship’s launch.
  3. 3.  The Titanic was the Largest Ship Afloat The White Star wanted to boast to its passengers that they had built the biggest ship in the world. To give some extra features to the first class, Titanic became heavy and could claim the title of the largest ship afloat at the time.  The Titanic was not Environmentally Friendly Titanic was the most polluting ship of its time. To steer the giant ship through the water, steam power was used as power source delivering over 40,000 horsepower. The Titanic used over 600 tons of coal each day and 100 tons of ash had to be jettisoned into the sea.
  4. 4.  The RMS in RMS Titanic stands for Royal Mail Ship Titanic was not only commissioned to be a passenger liner but it also carried mail. The RMS in Titanic’s official name, RMS Titanic stood for Royal Mail Ship. The Titanic was under contract with the Royal Mail Service and the United States Post Office and the mail room on the ship could handle 60,000 pieces of mail each day.  The Number of Lifeboats on the Titanic were not Enough With a capacity to hold 64 life boats and each boat capable of holding 65 people, 3500 people could have be saved which is the maximum capacity of the Titanic. However on the fateful day, there were
  5. 5.  More people could have been saved On the night of accident, another ship SS Californian warned the Titanic of pack ice and cautioned the Titanic to stop for the night via the wireless communication system. However to boast about the ship’s construction, Titanic’s wireless operator criticized the Californian for being too cautious.  Titanic Wreck Was Found After 70 Years In September of 1985 the wreck of the Titanic was finally found by a team of French and American explorers. It confirmed that Titanic was broken into two before drowning. The team also showed that the Titanic had sunk more than 13 miles from the coordinates provided by the wireless operators on the ship
  6. 6.  Titanic Was Not Sailing With Valuables Titanic was rumoured to be carrying huge amount of gold. However the most expensive item was only a $100,000 painting . Titanic’s cargo only carried everyday things like food, furniture, and some automobiles.  People Still Have Sentiments For Titanic Being boasted as the unsinkable ship, people were surprised after the tragic sinking of the ship. Even today people are still fascinated to the Titanic and its facts. The famous movie Titanic, directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is possibly the most well known of the many stories and movies relating to the great liner.

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