Why does a webpage about famous Irish shipwrecks include true Titanic facts? Didn’t the Titanic sink south of Newfoundland more than two thirds on its way to New York, and far far away from Ireland? Yes, this is true. But nonetheless, there is a strong Northern Ireland connection. In this and subsequent pages you will discover some amazing facts about the world’s most famous maritime disaster and the Irish connection.
The Titanic before embarking on its fatal voyage. Photo Source: Public Domain.
Facts on the Titanic
Work Began: March 1909
Launched: May 1911
Completed: March 1912
By Who: Harland and Wolff
For: White Star Line
Key People: Bruce Ismay, Chairman, White Star Line
Lord Pirrie, Chairman, Harland and Wolff
Thomas Andrews, Chief Designer
Workers Involved in Building it: 3,000
Total Harland and Wolff Workforce Then: 15,000
Cost of Construction: $7.5 million ($400+ mil. today’s prices)
Other Titanic Facts
Ship Type: Ocean Liner
Displacement: 46,328 tons
Length: 269 meters (883 ft)
Height: 53.3 meters (175 ft)
Beam: 28 meters (92 ft)
Draught: 10.5 meters (34 ft 7 in)
Power: 46,000 hp
Speed: 23 knots
First Class: 739
Second Class: 674
Third Class: 1026
These are some of the basic facts about the boat. Continue to the following pages to read about its first and fateful trip, the sinking and the reasons for the sinking. You will also be able to see photographs and hear the now famous tune taken from the movie Titanic.
More Ture Titanic Facts
Why not read more about the Construction of the Titanic. You can also read about the the sinking of the Titanic? It comes in three parts. Part 1 deals with the beginning of the fateful voyage; part 2 about the collision and the events surrounding it; and part 3 about the final moments.
Read also about the Mystery Ship that could have saved many more passengers but somehow didn’t. Read also about the heroic Titanic Band that played music to the end, as well as the Passengers, some famous and most not but still precious human beings whose loss was tragic or their salvation a feat. Read also about the survivors.
By reading all the above pages we hope you will have a good grasp of the history of Titanic and the major true Titanic facts.
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