Facts and Figures

  • Length: 882 Feet
  • Beam: 92.5 Feet
  • Height: 175 Feet (keel to the top of funnels)
  • Gross Tonnage: 46,328 tons
  • Top Speed: 23 Knots (26 mph, 42kph)
  • Total Capacity: 3547 Passengers and Crew
  • Decks: 9
  • Fuel Requirement: 825 Tons of coal per day
  • Boilers: 29
  • Furnaces: 159
  • Watertight compartments: 16
  • The Titanic cost $7.5m to build
  • Two dogs were amongst the survivors
  • 13 couples were celebrating there honeymoon during the journey
  • The Titanic's stopping distance was about 800 meters. (Distance between Titanic and spotting the iceberg: 250 meters)
  • There were 20,000 bottles of beer on board, 1,500 bottles of wine and 8,000 cigars – all for the use of first-class passengers
  • Only 16 wooden lifeboats and four collapsible boats were carried, enough to accommodate 1,178 people, only one-third of Titanic's total capacity, but more than legally required.
  • Twenty horses were required to carry the main anchor.
  • The iceberg that sank the Titanic has been floating around the North Atlantic for about 3,000 years.  
  • While the Titanic’s first-class travelers had the luxury of private bathrooms, third-class passengers had just two bathtubs per 700 people.
  • Only men were allowed into the first-class smoking lounge.
  • Nearly 330 bodies were pulled from the Atlantic as teams set out to recover victims for burial. However, 119 of them were too damaged to take back to shore and were buried at sea.
  • The temperature of the ocean water around the sinking ship was negative 2 degrees Celsius, or about 28 degrees Fahrenheit.