Captain Smith was planning to retire after Titanic’s maiden voyage.
The Titanic had 4 elevators (3 in First class and 1 in Second class).
At the time, Titanic’s whistles were the largest ever made.
Titanic’s whistles could be heard from a distance of 11 miles.
The Titanic carried 900 tons of baggage and freight.
The Titanic used 14,000 gallons of drinking water every 24 hours.
Coal consumption per day: 825 tons.
Carried 20 lifeboats and 3560 life jackets. The life jackets were made of canvas and cork.
More than 3 million rivets were used to build the Titanic.
In a test done to determine stopping distance, the Titanic was accelerated to 20 knots and then the engines were reversed at full power. The distance required to stop the Titanic was about half a mile.
The Titanic’s radio call sign was: MGY.
Port of Registry – Liverpool, England. Registry date: March 24, 1912.
Official ship number: 131,428
The number 3909 04 was NOT assigned to the Titanic as a hull number.
The lookouts in the crow’s nest did not have binoculars. Having binoculars might have prevented the Titanic tragedy.
The time interval from first sighting of the iceberg to impact was a little over 30 seconds.
The Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting the iceberg.
It probably took Titanic about 15 minutes to sink to her final resting place on the ocean floor. That means that Titanic sank at a rate of 10 miles per hour (or 16 km per hour).