Facts about the RMS Titanic
It & its sister ship Olympic were the first ocean liners to have a swimming pool& a gym.She had a French Cafe with French Chefs.It had four Parlour Suites, the most expensive cabins. Each was 50 feet inlength. Two of them had their own promenade deck.A few years before Titanic was built, a book was written called "The Titan",about a ship that was proclaimed "unsinkable" hit an iceberg & sank with onlyenough lifeboats for half onboard. The author went down with Titanic. The first class passengers would go to the top of the grand staircase on A-deck, even if their staterooms were on C-deck, & go down them to go todinner. The Titanic was called: "The Unsinkable" "The Millionaires' Special", she wasalso called "The Wonder Ship, "The ship of Dreams", & "The Last World inLuxury". The Titanic had three propellers; the middle one was 16 feet across, & theother two were over 23 feet across. The boilers of the Titanic were over 15 feet high. The fourth funnel was fake. The smoke came from the galleries. There was 29 boilers; each weighing nearly 100 tons. The Titanic had a great triple-toned whistle. The largest ever built.Workers loaded 5,892 tons of coal aboard the Titanic for her maiden voyage.She burned 690 tons per day.Stokers were working day & night shovelling coal into the boilers that createdthe steam that drove the giant reciprocating engines. The Titanic was about 882.6 feet long, & 92.5 feet broad. The height from the keel, to the top of the funnels was 175 feet. Titanic had 9 decks; she was as high as an eleven-story building. There were 4 elevators, 3 in first Class & 1 in second Class. This was the firstboat to have an elevator for second Class.Displacement for the Titanic was 66,000 tons. The ship weighed 46,328 tons. The hull weighed 26,000 tons. The rudder weighed 20,250 lbs.23 tons of soap, grease, & train oil were used to slide the Titanic into thewater. The whole process took only sixty-two seconds for the Titanic tocomplete her journey down the ways. The Titanic travelled twice her length, reaching the speed of 12 knots, beforecoming to a stop by six anchor chains & 2 piles of cable drag chains weighting80 tons each.