FACTS ABOUT THE TITANIC
China is currently building an exact replica of the Titanic.The Romandisea Titanic is a recreation of the original RMS Titanic under construction, situated in landlocked Sichuan province, China.The ship will be of the same scale as the initial Titanic,hence 269 meters long and 28 meters wide.The replacement will be permanently docked in a reservoir on the Qijang River in the remote Daying county of Sichuan. The model vessel, which will be the cornerstone of the resort of Romandisea and will contain hotel rooms, is currently under construction on the Qi River, a right Fu River tributary. They are building the current Titanic.
The design of the ship was loosely inspired by those at London's Ritz hotel. On board amenities included a spa, a pool, a Turkish bath, a first-class dog kennel and a squash court. It even had its own newspaper on board – the daily Atlantic Bulletin.
DOnboard the Grand Staircase ascended seven of the 10 levels of the ship and included oak paneling, bronze cherubs, and drawings. The Titanic Center in Branson, Missouri, provides replicas
The staircase at Alnwick's White Swan Inn, incorporates banisters from the Titanic's sister ship's Grand Staircase, the Olympic. They're supposed to be similar.
The ship consumed some 600 tons of coal a day – a squad of 176 people forced hands into its furnaces. Every 24 hours, approximately 100 tons of ash is expelled into the water.
When it entered service the RMS Titanic was the biggest cruise ship in the world, reaching 269 meters (882 feet) in circumference, and the greatest man-made moving object on Earth. Harmony of the Seas is now the tallest cruise vessel, at 362.12 metres.
On 31 May 1911, 100,000 people turned up to see the ship released.Belfast's new Titanic center.
Travelers of the first class received a music book containing 352 songs. Musicians on board had to know all of them, if requests have been made .. The last supper had consisted of 11 courses for first-class passengers.
John Jacob Astor IV was the wealthiest passenger on board, with a net worth of about $85 m (about $2bn today), and went down with the boat. One legend says he quipped to a waiter after the ship hit the iceberg: "I asked for ice but that's ridiculous."
One notable survivor was American investor Benjamin Guggenheim. Realizing that the ship was going down, he and his valet, Victor Giglio, were reputed to have changed into their evening wear when he remarked: "We've dressed in our finest and are ready to go down like gentlemen." They were last seen on deck chairs enjoying brandy and cigars.
The disaster's only living victim, Millvina Dean, died at age 97 on 31 May 2009. Back then, she was two months old.
On April 14, 1912, the iceberg was observed at 11.40pm by Frederick Fleet lookout, who proclaimed: "Iceberg! Right there!"During the twenties, Fleet escaped the tragedy and observed the RMS Oceanic until participating in World War II. In 2012, Pranksters put a pair of binoculars on his grave with a note saying: "I am sorry they are 100 years too late." The iceberg was about 100 feet tall and came from a Greenland glacier. Only 37 seconds passed between the iceberg vision and the crash.
Edward Smith, the Captain of the ship, with the vessel also sunk. His last words were: "Well boys, you did your duty and you did it right. I don't expect anything more from you. I am letting you go. You recognize the sea law. It's every guy for himself now and God bless you. "You can see a bust of him in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
On April 15, at about 2.20 am, the ship broke in two and sank, throwing the remaining passengers into the water. The temperature would have been-2 ° C–few would have survived in the water for more than 15 minutes while about one in five would have died from the cold shock within two minutes. Nonetheless, Charles Joughin, the booker of the bus, allegedly trod water for two hours before being rescued with li
Of those on board, twenty-six were having their honeymoons on board.
. Musicians played for two hours and five minutes as the ship sank.
Several people held tickets for the voyage but did not actually travel, including Milton S. Hershey, the candy company's founder, Guglielmo Marconi, and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who died three years later on the RMS Lusitania.
The Titanic wreck was identified in 1985 and rests some 12,500 feet below the surface, 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Using a Mir submersible chartered from the Russian Academy of Sciences-with berths costing $59,000-the underwater diving experts Deep Ocean Expeditions previously offered trips to the wreck but stopped offering them in 2012.The main theme song of the film – Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On – was the biggest selling track of 1998 and was performed by Neil Diamond, Sarah Brightman, Kenny G (instrumental) and Miss Piggy from the Muppets.
Dozens of films and documentaries about the disaster were made, the most controversial of which was commissioned in 1943 by Joseph Goebbels. The story has humiliated British and American entrepreneurs and has valiant German travelers in it. The epilog states: "The deaths of 1,500 people remain unatoned, eternally a testament to Britain's endless quest for profit." The 1997 film by James Cameron is probably the most successful – it has racked up more than $2bn and won 11 Oscars.
Only 16 wooden lifeboats and four collapsible boats, enough to hold 1,178 men, were transported. That's just one-third of the total capacity of Titanic but more than legally required.
14,000-Drinking water gallons used every 24 hours.40,000 – the amount of fresh eggs accounted for in the container.1000–number of wine bottles brought onboard.
Building the RMS Titanic costed $7.5 million, two workers killed during the construction and twenty horses needed to transport the main anchor.