The Titanic

Titanic Facts | The Titanic in Numbers

At 11.40pm on the night of 14 April 1912, en route to New York and on her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic struck the iceberg that would ultimately lead to her sinking less than 3 hours later. At around 2.20am on the morning of 15 April, RMS Titanic disappeared beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a disaster that resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 lives, almost two-thirds of the people on board. In this centenary year, this website is dedicated to their memory.

The Purpose Of The Site

There is a great deal of in-depth coverage of the Titanic story on the web, much excellent, some fanciful. This site is designed to provide a quick and simple snapshot of some of the key facts and figures in the life and loss of this great ship. I hope you find something of value here.

Some Of The Titanic Facts To Discover

269.1 - the length of the Titanic in metres (882 feet 9 inches).

825 - the amount of coal used per day, in tonnes.

10,000 - the approximate number of lamp bulbs used on the ship.

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$7,500,000 - the cost of building the RMS Titanic.

2 - the number of workers killed during the build.

20 - horses needed to transport the main anchor.

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3,547 - the maximum number of people the Titanic could carry.

2,223 - the number of people aboard (passengers and crew).

13 - the number of honeymooning couples on the voyage.

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14,000 - the gallons of drinking water used every 24 hours.

40,000 - the number of fresh eggs in the ship's provisions.

1,000 - the number of bottles of wine taken aboard.

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64 - the number of lifeboats the Titanic was equipped to carry.

20 - the number of lifeboats she actually carried.

28 - the number of people on board the first lifeboat out of a capacity of 65 people.

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6 - the number of warnings of icebergs the Titanic received before the collision.

160 - the minutes it took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes).

-2 - the temperature of the sea water in centigrade.

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31.6 - the total percentage of passengers and crew who survived.

53.4 - the percentage who could have survived, given the number of spaces available on the Titanic lifeboats.

2 - the number of dogs who survived (lapdogs taken aboard lifeboats by their owners).

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12,600 - the depth at which the wreck of the Titanic lays, in feet.

18 - the distance that the bow penetrated into the sea bed, in metres.

74 - the number of years it took to find the wreck of the Titanic.

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