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British passenger liner

The Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. 1)

Built in Belfast

The ship was built in Belfast, Ireland, and was the largest and most luxurious passenger ship of its time. 2)


The Titanic was 882 feet long, and 92 feet wide, and weighed approximately 46,328 tons. 3)

2,224 passengers and crew

The ship had a total of 2,224 passengers and crew members on board when it sank. 4)

20 lifeboats

The Titanic had 20 lifeboats on board, but only enough to accommodate 1,178 people, less than half of the total passengers and crew. 5)

Edward Smith

The ship's captain, Edward Smith, had previously announced that this would be his final voyage before retirement. 6)

Titanic's crew

The Titanic's crew consisted of more than 900 people, including engineers, stewards, cooks, and musicians. 7)

First-class accommodations

The ship's first-class accommodations were the most luxurious, featuring private suites and a grand staircase. 8)

Second-class accommodations

The Titanic's second-class accommodations were similar to the first-class accommodations on other ships. 9)

Third-class accommodations

Third-class passengers were mainly immigrants traveling to the United States and had more basic accommodations. 10)

11:40 pm on April 14, 1912

The Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, and sank in less than three hours. 11)


There were only 705 survivors of the sinking, many of whom were women and children. 12)

Maritime safety regulations

The Titanic's sinking led to significant changes in maritime safety regulations, including the requirement of enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew. 13)

The wreckage

The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, more than 70 years after it sank. 14)

In the media

There have been numerous books, documentaries, and films made about the Titanic and its tragic sinking. 15)

titanic.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/14 02:51 by aga