Everybody knows the tragic story of the Titanic. The RMS Titanic sunk during its maiden voyage on the 15th of April, 1912. Since then a lot of stories and films have been made about the ship and a lot of facts have been shared about the ship’s opulence. However there are little known facts about the ship which we will share with you in this article.
When it struck the iceberg and began sinking, a total of 12 dogs were on board. Only three of the dogs managed to survive the sinking of the Titanic.
Since the 16th of April, 1912 people have been searching for the ship’s wreckage. However it took over seven decades, 73 years to be more precise for maritime archaeologists and explorer to find it. The ship’s wreckages were discovered in 1985 at a depth of 3.784 meters. The discovery also showed that the ship had split in two before sinking.
Oddly statistics show that modern ships are more likely to encounter and hit an iceberg than the Titanic. This means that the faith of the Titanic and its passenger is an even bigger tragedy than initially anticipated. Another interesting fact about the iceberg that collided with the ship is that it had started its deathly journey towards the Titanic nearly 2.000 years ago.
None of the 30 engineers that maintained the ship’s engines survived the sinking of the Titanic. All of them remained in the engine rooms and worked as long as possible to give as much time as possible for the ship’s crew to evacuate as many people as possible.
From the 2.224 passengers an estimate of 705 survived the sinking. This means that only 1/3 of the people on board survived the deathly collision. However the survival rate would have been even higher if all ship’s lifeboats were used to their maximum capacity which was calculated to carry over 1.000 people.
To this date no other ocean liner has sunk due to an iceberg collision. The RMS Titanic was also the first ship in history to use the S.O.S signal.
Records show that there was a 30 second delay between the spotting of the iceberg and the order to change course. Mathematicians and physicians have calculated that if the order was given momentarily the ship would have avoided the iceberg and would have still reached the US ahead of schedule.
The ship’s chief baker was one of the few survivors that have been found in the water after the sink sunk. He had drunk so much alcohol prior of the accident that his body managed to endure the freezing water for over two hours.
You can learn more about the ship and see some of the ship’s artifacts by visiting the Merseyside Maritime Museum once your relocation is over. There are many moving companies in Liverpool, so you won’t have a hard time finding quality services. Also know that most companies provide affordable Liverpool man and van services.
Bonus fact: During the ship’s maiden voyage a total of 13 honeymooners were on board. It is unknown how many survived the catastrophic event of April, 15th.