She was the world's biggest-ever ship. A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the Titanic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time. Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the "unsinkable" Titanic raced across the glassy Atlantic on her maiden voyage, with only twenty lifeboats for 2,207 |
Multi-millionaire passenger John Jacob Astor made an archly humorous quip when the Titanic struck an iceberg.
Catholic shipyard workers believed the Titanic was doomed because her hull number read
A shipyard worker was accidentally trapped and entombed within the Titanic's hull.
The Titanic carried a cursed mummy in its hold.
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The Titanic was the first ship to send SOS as a distress call.
A man sneaked his way onto a Titanic lifeboat by donning a woman's dress.
The Titanic was never advertised using the word "unsinkable."
The sister ship to the Olympic and Titanic was originally intended to be named the Gigantic.
The last piece played by the Titanic's musicians was "Nearer My God to Thee."