Some RMS Titanic Facts
The RMS Titanic in full glory
The world's interest in the fascinating history of Titanic has
endured for almost 100 years. April 15, 2005 will mark the 93rd
anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic ship and although it has been
nearly a century since the infamous luxury liner sank in the Atlantic
Ocean, there continues to be a thirst for information regarding Titanic
facts, myths and legends.
No other ship in the history of ocean travel has demanded as much
interest as the Titanic.
Volumes of books and reels of film have been produced regarding the
most infamous shipwreck in history. We have attempted to provide here a
brief introduction to some of the more fascinating facts, legends and
myths regarding the sinking of the ship that was labeled 'unsinkable'
before her disastrous maiden voyage in April of 1912.
History of the Titanic - The history of Titanic
has endured for nearly a century. Find out more about the most
fascinating ship and shipwreck in the world and how the tragedy of the
ship continues to affect us today.
April 15, 1912, The Sinking of the Titanic - When the
Titanic embarked on her maiden voyage the world was filled with hope and
awe. In just a few short days those emotions turned to horror and
grief. Find out what really happened that day in 1912: the sinking of the Titanic.
Passengers on the Titanic- One of the most fascinating
aspects about the tragic history of the Titanic, is the eclectic mix of
passengers onboard the ill fated luxury liner. When the ship sank, the
lives of both the famous and the unknown were lost as well. Spend a few
moments learning about the famous and not so famous passengers on the Titanic. Look here for a Titanic passenger list with the names of first, second and third
class passengers and survivors.
Titanic Ship - While the Titanic ship
initially earned fame as the largest luxury liner on the open seas, she
would obtain enduring distinction for the tragedy that took the ship to
her watery grave. Return to the Titanic and discover the surprising
facts that led to the ship's destruction from the moment she set sail.
Titanic Facts - It has been almost 100 years since the
Titanic sank. During that time a number of myths and legends have grown
up around the sinking of the now infamous ship. Take a few moments to
read about some of the more interesting and true Titanic facts.
Titanic Movie -The 1997 release of 'Titanic' renewed the
world's interest in a bygone era and the fate of the Titanic's maiden
voyage. Find out more about the Titanic movie that captured the world's interest and won a ton of Academy Awards.
Titanic Pictures - For years the world pondered what the
'ship of dreams' might have really looked like and wondered if any part
of the ship still remained to be seen somewhere below the icy depths of
the Atlantic Ocean. In 1985 the first pictures of the wreck were taken.
Immerse yourself in pictures of the Titanic's grave and find out what role those pictures have made in discovering the truth about the ship's tragic end.
Titanic Construction - The White Star Line billed the
Titanic as 'unsinkable' months before the ship ever embarked on her
maiden voyage. Her construction was reputed to have been the best of the
best. So, why did she sink and did the ship's construction have anything to do with the tragedy?
Titanic Wreck - Following the sinking of the Titanic in
1912, various groups and individuals searched for the Titanic wreck for
decades. Many had started to believe the ship's grave would never be
found. Become immersed in the search for the Titanic wreck.
Titanic Artifacts - The artifacts recovered from the Titanic wreck are a sad reminder of what happened that April morning of 1912.
Menus, clothes, jewelry, bottles of wine, letters from passengers on
the Titanic, etc. were salvaged from the depths of the ocean and put on
display in museums and exhibits or auctioned.