Titanic Facts: Interesting Facts About the Titanic

Interesting Facts About the Titanic

The SS Californian was criticized for ignoring the Titanic’s distress signals. She was later sunk herself, by a German submarine.

The RMS Carpathia arrived at 4am and transported the survivors to New York.

The theme song of the film – My Heart Will Go On by Celin Dion, was the biggest selling single of 1998.

The ship had a heated swimming pool, first for any sailing vessel.

Of the 1517 people who perished in the sinking of the Titanic, only 306 bodies were recovered.

The largest percentage of survivors came from first class passengers.

Titanic carried 20 lifeboats and 3560 lifejackets. The life jackets were made of cork and canvas.

Captain Edward Smith was planning to retire after Titanic’s maiden voyage.

Passengers travelling first class on Titanic were roughly 44 percent more likely to survive than other passengers.

There was a life boat drill planned for the day before the ship sank. It would allow passengers to actually practice what to do in the case of an emergency, but it was cancelled.