The RMS Titanic is certainly one of the most well known and remembered ships which were ever built, it’s almost 100 years since she sank and everyone still reads, talks and watches documentaries about her and her short life.
There are many things known about the Titanic but there are also many things which people don’t know or think they know but often get wrong. We’ve put together a list of 5 interesting Titanic facts which are commonly not known or are incorrectly known.
Top Fact 1
The first fact is that the Titanic wasn’t on her own, she was one of 3 massive passenger liners known as the Olympic Class Liners. The 3 ships were designed and built by Harland and Wolff, they were commissioned and owned by the White Star Line. These three super liners were called the RMS Olympic, the RMS Titanic, and the HMHS Britannic. There are rumors that the Britannic was originally meant to be called the RMS Gigantic, however, these rumors have never been proven.
Top Fact 2
The Titanic was one of the most expensive ships built at that time, costing around one and half million pounds, which at today’s prices would be around 4 hundred million pounds or almost half a billion. She was the most expensive out of the 3 liners owing to the fact that she had more luxurious fixtures and fittings.
Top Fact 3
How many times have you heard people say that the Titanic sunk on April 14th, 1912? If you have then it’s incorrect, the Titanic hit the iceberg on April 14th but actually sunk on April 15th, 1912 and 02:20 am.
Top Fact 4
There are no known survivors from the Titanic still a life in the world today. The last known survivor of those 710 recovered on the night of her sinking was Belfast based, Millvina Dean. Millvina Dean was just a few months old when she sailed on the Titanic with her parents, Millvina died of pneumonia back in 2009 at the age of 97.
Top Fact 5
Not many people know this but Titanic wasn’t the only ship to have her problems at sea. The RMS Olympic struck two boats on two separate occasions, on of which she sunk, taking with it 7 lives of the crew. The HMHS Britannic was hit by a mine during her service in World War I, she sank to the bottom in some 57 minutes only. Britannic now lies around 400 feet down at the bottom of the Mediterranean sea.