1. Harland and Wolff did not own the RMS Titanic.
2. RMS Titanic Inc. have no involvement with Harland and Wolff
3. To rebuild the ship today would cost about $ 400 million
4. Harland and Wolff are NOT going to built a replica for Japan
5. Copies of the drawings are available and are not kept secret, price on application.
6. The ship did not sail with a workman trapped between the side plates or anywhere else.
7. The ship did not have a ships cat.
8. Captain Smith owned a dog, it was not on board with him.
9. J. Bruce Ismay did not dress as a woman to escape in a lifeboat.
10. The ship was owned by the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company not White Star Line
11. The ship was officially named in Southampton
12. The port of registry was Liverpool
13. The build number was 401
14. Launch date was 31st May 1911
15. Completed on 2nd April 1912
16. Official Number 131428
17. Radio call sign MGY
18. Titanic radio operators used both emergency call signs CQD and SOS
19. The White Star pier in New York was pier 59
20. Third class ticket from UK to New York $ 36.25
21. Titanic was slightly bigger than Olympic
22. Titanic struck iceberg at 11.40 p.m. 14th April 1912
23. Titanic finally sank at 2.20 am on 15th April 1912
24. President of the UK Board of Inquiry was Lord Mersey
25. The official report was published as Parliamentary paper Cd 6352.
26. The Titanic was proceeding at her normal cruising speed (approx. 21 knots)
27. There is not a huge gash in the hull.
28. Some passengers did not climb onto the iceberg.
29. Titanic was a schooner rigged vessel
30. The launch process consumed 23 tons of tallow and soft soap
31. The actual launch took 62 seconds to complete
32. The concept was decided over dinner in Lord Pirries London home
33. At the time she was the largest man made moveable object in the world
34. The construction was not classified by Lloyds Register of Shipping.
35. Overall length was 882’ 8"
36. Breadth was 92’ 0"
37. Order to proceed with construction was given on 30th April 1907
38. Keel was laid on 31st March 1909
39. Titanic had 15 main bulkheads
40. Titanic has two steam reciprocating engines and one turbine engine
41. The total horsepower was 51,000
42. Coal consumption on normal service was 825 tons per day
43. Reciprocating engine revolutions were 77 per min
44. Turbine revolutions were 127 per min
45. Titanic had 24 double ended boilers and 5 single ended boilers
46. Boilers had 159 furnaces in total.
47. Steam pressure was 215 psi
48. Titanic had three propellers
49. RMS is short for Royal Mail Steamship
50. It is also correct to refer to the vessel as SS Titanic
51. No one ever said the ship was "unsinkable"
52. 2228 passengers and crew departed Queenstown the last port of call before New York
53. This figure comprised 1343 passengers and 885 crew
54. The SS Carpathia rescued 705 persons
55. The Titanic enquiry recommended that in future lifeboats should be provided for all on board
56. After the loss of Titanic her sister Olympic was fitted with an inner skin
57. As a consequence of the disaster the US Coastguard established the International Ice Patrol
58. Dr Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute found the wreck in September 1985
59. The ship is resting in primarily two sections approx. one mile apart.
60. Titanic had a passenger capacity of 3547 fully loaded
61. The Titanic left Southampton at 12.15 p.m. Wednesday 10th April 1912
62. The Titanic carried in addition to the lifeboats 3560 life belts (Jackets) 49 life buoys
63. 14,000 gallons of pure drinking water were used each 24 hours
65. Twenty lifeboats were fitted in total as follows
66. 14 wood lifeboats each 30’0" long by 9’1" by 4’0" deep with a capacity of 65 persons each
67. 2 wood cutters 25’2" long by 7’2" by 3’0" deep with a capacity of 40 persons each
68. 4 Englehardt collapsible boats 27’5" by 8’0" by 3’0" deep with a capacity of 47 persons each
69. All lifeboats were fitted with Murrays disengaging gear to simultaneously free both ends
70. The lifeboats were stowed on hinged wood chocks on the Boat Deck
71. Titanic was equipped with eighteen compasses
72. Titanic had twelve water tight doors
73. The doors would close automatically if water should reach them
74. The doors could also be controlled electrically from the Bridge
75. The time required to fully close the doors was between 25 and 30 seconds
76. Titanic had three electric elevators for passenger use.
77. Steam whistles were fitted to the two forward funnels
78. No 4 funnel or the aftmost one was a dummy
79. Titanic did not have it’s name painted in the ship while it was on the slipway
80. Olympic and Titanic cost £3 million for the pair
81. Titanic has part of the Prom Deck plated in to allow better passenger comfort
82. Alexander N Carlisle was Chief Designer for Harland and Wolff when order was placed
83. Cunard Line purchased the White Star line
84. The two outer propellers had a diameter of 23' 6" while the centre or turbine one was 17' 0" in diameter.
85. Titanic had the first ever swimming pool built into a vessel.
86. White Star had difficulty in assembling a crew for Titanic due to a manpower shortage
87. Due to serious coal strike White Star were forced to transfer all their coal stocks to Titanic
88. All the engineering staff both White Star and H&W were lost in the disaster
89. The Titanic came from No 3 slip Queens Shipyard
90. The Thompson dry-dock was designed to accommodate the Olympic class vessels
91. The hull shell plating on Titanic was 1" thick
92. The anchors weighed 31 tons in Total.
93. Over three million rivets were used in the construction of Titanic
94. The rudder weighed 101 tons and was made from six separate parts
95. All children in First and Second class were saved (5 first and 24 second class, per Board of Trade report.)
96. Of the 73 children in Third Class only 23 were saved
97. Titanic had a crew of 898 of which only 210 were saved
98. Third class passengers were not locked in their accommodation during the sinking
99. Lord Pirrie did not sail on the maiden voyage of Titanic as planned as he was too ill to travel.
100. Titanic had a Turkish Bath, Gymnasium and a Squash Court
101. The Veranda Cafe had real palm trees.