In 1912, the RMS Titanic ship, known as the unsinkable train, welcomed guests on board and made its first voyage. Initially, the British ship was scheduled to depart from Southampton, England, to New York City, USA.
However, it unfortunately encountered a terrible incident after hitting an iceberg and slowly sinking into the sea over a period of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Despite all efforts, the sinking of the Titanic still killed more than 2,223 people and became one of the most famous maritime disasters in history.
The Titanic sailed on April 10, 1912 (Image: 20th Century Fox)
After the disaster happened, there were many stories, films were made based on the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic, most notably the movie Titanic (1997) directed by James Cameron. However, there are facts about the ship that seem to have been neglected and little known.
2 people died during the construction of the Titanic
It is known that about 3,000 workers worked for more than two years to build the Titanic. And during the construction of the ship, 2 people were killed, 246 people were injured. With the huge scale of the ship, this is said to be an unbelievable number of deaths when large construction works always have extremely high risk rates.
The number of people killed during the construction of the Titanic surprised (Artwork)
The Titanic’s iceberg has existed for about 3,000 years
At the time the iceberg hit the ship and caused it to sink to the bottom of the ocean, it was about 30 meters high and was part of a glacier in Greenland. However, few people know that this iceberg has existed for about 3,000 years. Although there are many icebergs floating around the oceans, the Titanic is actually the only ocean liner ever to be sunk by an iceberg.
A first class ticket would cost around $70,000 today
As the most luxurious ship of the 1910s, the Titanic’s first class cabin was popular with the elite. Because of that, the price of a first class ticket at that time was worth up to $4,350, equivalent to nearly $70,000 (1.6 billion) today.
It sounds pretty hard to believe but that’s not a big deal for most passengers on the Titanic because its wealthiest passenger John Jacob Astor IV, a businessman, investor and real estate builder American estate, whose fortune was up to 85 million dollars when he died on the Titanic.
First-class and third-class passengers won’t have a chance to face each other
In Titanic The film version of director James Cameron, the love story of Jack and Rose has become the legendary symbol of the film. Accordingly, they are two people from two different classes, meeting by chance while boarding the Titanic and also painfully separated, but the reality is quite different.
Jack and Rose in fact will not have a chance to meet each other on the Titanic (Image: 20th Century Fox)
It is known that in fact, it is impossible for Jack and Rose to meet on the Titanic because Rose is a first class passenger and all activities of the people in first class will be completely separate from the rest. The only way Jack and Rose can meet is during the evacuation, but it’s unlikely that will ever happen.
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered only in 1985
One of the most surprising facts about the Titanic is that it took 73 years for the remains of the once majestic Titanic to be located.
The wreck of the Titanic is now a famous exploration area (Image: OceanGate)
It is known that after sinking in the cold ocean, there have been many attempts to find the wreck of the ship for many years, but all were unsuccessful. Eventually, the Titanic, or what was left of it, was found about 21 kilometers from where the ship sank.
Currently, the wreckage of the ship is still lying about 4,000 meters below the surface of the ocean, but according to scientists, the remains of the ship will soon be dissolved into the ocean within 20 years.