40 Unusual Facts You May Not Know About The Titanic

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We all sobbed watching Rose and Jack’s doomed love affair play out on the big screen. And many of us have watched documentaries about divers exploring the wreckage. But how much do we really know about the Titanic? The legendary RMS Titanic set sail from Southhampton on April 10, 1912. Her maiden voyage to New York was cause for much celebration; after all, the Titanic was one of a kind and the construction and preparation of the ship garnered world-wide attention. But, as we all know, she never made it to New York. Tragedy struck four days into the voyage. And on April 15, 1912, the ship that should sank off the coast of Newfoundland.

Much has been said and written about the RMS Titanic. We know about the ship herself, about the passengers, about the mistakes made early in the voyage that led to the disaster. However, there’s also a lot we didn’t know! Even over 100 years later, we’re learning new and interesting facts about her and her passengers. Divers continue to explore the wreckage, looking for clues about the passengers that boarded the Titanic with hopes and dreams, only to perish in the cold sea. For history buffs, and casual fans like us, the Titanic continues to reveal her mysteries.

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