There are so many interesting facts to learn about the Titanic disaster but also about the design of the ship itself. So, we have made of a list of all the most fascinating Titanic Facts For Kids!
We all loosely know the sad story of the Titanic. It was the unsinkable ship that somehow managed to sink after hitting an iceberg. There was nothing like the luxury steamship at the time and it was an exciting experience for those who could afford its expensive tickets.
In our fact file we are going on a deep dive into the real Titanic facts about the real Titanic story. Let’s begin…
The ship was named after the Greek mythological figure Titan, who was said to have ruled over the Titans, a race of giants.
The vessel sank on April 15, 1912. After striking an iceberg, the Titanic broke apart, sinking 12,000 feet into icy waters, down to the bottom of the ocean.
The ship had four funnels instead of three because the original design called for two funnels on each side of the ship, plus a single funnel at the bow.
There were 16 lifeboats on the ship to share between 1,178 people.
The ship sank in less than 3 hours.
The RMS Titanic was not only the largest passenger ship in the world, but it was the largest ship ever built. The Titanic was 882 feet (169.1) meters long and had a gross tonnage of 46,328 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,435 people.
The ship’s maiden voyage lasted four days.
The richest passenger on board the titanic was John Jacob Astor, he was worth $150,000,000.
It cost £1,500,000 to build the Titanic which in today’s money would equate to £400m.
There was 2,240 passengers and crew aboard the titanic and 1,504 people.
The Titanic is the most famous shipwreck in history and one of the most famous ships in history.
Scientists predicted in the 2006 that Titanic sank in just 5 minutes. They came to this conclusion after visiting the wreckage once more.
The Titanic was moving too fast in area that was known to contain ice. The ship struck the iceberg at 23.6 Miles Per Hour (20.5 knots).
The Titanic was the biggest ship afloat when launched.
The Titanic was the largest ship in the world when she set sail from Southampton England.
The Titanic was the most expensive ship built at the time.
The Titanic was the propeller driven ship.
The Titanic was the unsinkable ship.
The Titanic was the ship that changed the way ships are designed today. Ships started being redesigned for better safety. The ship’s bulkheads were made higher so water could not get in and bottoms were stretched to create double hulls. These changes all contributed to better, safer, and more reliable sea travel.
The Titanic had 2 sister ships, Olympic and Britannic, are less well known and had very different careers.
A first class ticket cost a minimum of £30 or more than £3300 today. Second class tickets cost around £13 or nearly £1500 today and a third class ticket cost around £7 in 1912 which is nearly £800 in today’s money.
Have you enjoyed reading Titanic Facts For Kids? If you want to find out more about the Titanic then you should visit the immersive museum Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic. You can also visit the Titanic Exhibition in Surrey Quays. In this exhibition, you can walk in the shoes of the passengers on board while looking at over 200 original objects that were on the ship. Walk through the different suites from first-class to lower classes and spot the differences!