Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Interesting facts about Titanic

Thirteen Interesting facts about the greatest ship of its time "The Titanic"

Titanic going under the water
  1. ► Ʈheoretically, the Titanic was unsinkable, so the owners decided to save the boats, and expand storing space. The ship was equipped with only 20 lifeboats with a total volume of 1,178 people, that is, half the passengers.
  2. ► The container was divided into 16 waterproof sections, which in the case of depressurization were blocked for 25 seconds, stopping the ship from sinking. "Titanic" was constructed so that he can stay floating in case of flooding of any two of its 16 watertight compartments, all three of the five sections, or all of the first four compartments. The investigators propose that an iceberg broke immediately for at least six sections, which cause the loss of the vessel
  3. ► The value of a first-class ticket was $ 4350, tremendous money at that time.
  4. ► At the time of the disaster on board were 1316 passengers and 908 crew members, only 2224 people. Of these, 711 people were saved, died 1513. Most of the passengers died of hypothermia in the ocean water.
  5. ► Remarkably, because of the fright, many boats put off by half-filled.
  6. ► Building of the Titanic cost $ 7,500,000 and took 3 years. Throughout the building of the Titanic have been used three million nails. 
  7. ► At the time of construction of the Titanic was the biggest passenger ship in the world, its length was 268 meters. Mass of "Titanic" at full load was 46328 tons

  8. Titanic picture
  9. ► The ship was equipped with 29 steam boilers, which spent 825 tons of coal a day. Of the four funnels, only three were functioning as planned, and the fourth was for the beauty and serve as airing.
  10. ► Titanic is not blessed or baptized by the Sea ritual (broken on the side of a bottle of champagne for luck), because its owners did not believe in omens.
  11. ► RMS Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm April 14, 1912, after 2 hours and 40 minutes after the publication of his first and last journey. 
  12. ► Titanic sank at a depth of 12,600 feet (approximately 4 kilometers) to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland. 
  13. ► The musical group continual to play in the devastation of the Titanic and sank with the ship.
  14. ► Insecurely based on the catastrophe of the movie "Titanic" was chosen for 14 Oscars and won 11 of them.  Cash collection of over a billion dollars.
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