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History: 30 Amazing Facts About Titanic

The Titanic was a luxury British Steamship that sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912 after striking iceberg, leading to the deaths of 1,500 passengers and crew. Titanic inspired countless books, articles. Perhaps the success of the1997 movie "Titanic" which starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio made the history of Titanic more popular. This outlines some facts of history of the Titanic.

1. The ship cost $7.5 million to build

2. It took 3,000 Harland and Wolf shipbuilders to construct the ship

3. It was over 882 feet long and weighed 52,310 tons

4. Only three of the smoke stacks were functional. The extra stack was just to make the ship more impressive

5. There were only 20 lifeboats

6. The interior design was based on a London hotel

7. Had plenty of amenities for first class which included swimming pool, Turkish bath, Squash court, and a dog Kennel

8. Required over 800 tons of coal to power ship every day

9. Over 100,000 people attended the ship's launch

10. There were only 23 female crew members

11. The ship carried 2,223 passengers and crew

12. 2 workers died while building the ship

13. It took over 2 years to build the ship

14. 20 horses were needed to transport the main anchor

15. The Titanic last lunch menu sold for tens of thousands of dollars

16. 14,000 gallons of drinking water were consumed each day on the ship

17. There were 40,000 thousand fresh eggs aboard the ship

18. Royal Main Steamer (RMS) Titanic was the official name

19. First class passengers received a music book with 352 songs

20. 13 couples aboard the Titanic were on their honeymoon

21. The youngest passenger on the Titanic was 2 months old

22. There were only 2 bathtubs available for all third class passengers numbered 700

23. An optical illusion may have prevented spotting the iceberg on time

24. The iceberg was first spotted at 11:30 pm on April 14 (1912)

25. The Titanic took 2 hours 40 minutes to sink

26. Only 28 people boarded the first lifeboat but had a space to carry 65 people

27. Musicians played for more than 2 hours as the ship went down

28. Under water robots took 100,000+ photos of the ship's wreckage

29. 6,000 artifacts were recovered from the wreckage site

30. 40,000 people met the 700 survivors in New York.

I hope these few facts gives a glimpse of what happened with the Titanic.

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