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R.M.S. Titanic

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On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage. At 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912, she struck an iceberg about 400 miles off Newfoundland, Canada. Only 705 people were rescued; 1523 drowned or froze to death in the icy water. However, Five dogs and a pig were saved. >Click Here to see proof

Life jackets were one of the leading causes of death on the Titanic. If a person jumped overboard from 10 feet up or higher, their necks would be broken upon impact with the water.

A survivor eventually lived in Chicago near Wrigley Field. He hated baseball. That was because every time a home run was struck, the roaring crowd reminded him of the sound of all the people screaming in the water.

Dr Robert Ballard Phd, Marine Geology discovered the wreck of Titanic in the Summer of 1985. The expedition was a cover story for the covert search of the wrecks of the nuclear submarines U.S.S. Thresher(SSN -593) and U.S.S Scorpion(SSN-589).

The fourth funnel of R.M.S. Titanic was fake. It was placed there for two reasons. Aesthetics was one reason. At the time it was a common belief that a ship with more funnels was a faster ship. Thus the fourth (fake) funnel gave an impression of innate speed. While not an actual funnel, the fourth funnel had piping to allow for the ventilation of ship's cooking stoves.

When the Titanic hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic, the film The Poseidon Adventure was the movie being screened aboard ship. Click Here to see proof

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As in life, many passengers who perished were handled according to class:
First class passengers were put in coffins.
Second and third class passengers were put in canvas bags.
Crew members were put on ice in the hold.

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Workers who built the Titanic worked 14 hours a day, six days a week and were allowed seven minutes a day for bathroom breaks.

R.M.S. Carpathia, the ship who rescued the Titanic survivors was sunk by a German U-Boat,near the end of World War One in 1918, in 171 meters (514 feet) of water off the east coast of Ireland. Proof

There were three ships of the Olympic Class
RMS Titanic- Sank April 12th, 1912.
HMHS Britannic- Sank on November 21st, 1916.
RMS Olympic- Retired in 1934. Her nickname was "Old Reliable".

Violet Jessop survived not only the sinking if the Titanic, but that of Britannic too. She was also aboard Olympic when it collided with the British cruiser H.M.S. Hawke. She was part of the crew as a stewardess and was well versed on the life boat drill.

Walter Chamberlain was a first class passenger in cabin C-110. He was the 207th body recovered.
NO. 207. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 40. LIGHT MUSTACHE AND - HAIR.
CLOTHING - Green overcoat; dark suit; blue cardigan; blue silk pajamas.
EFFECTS - Gold ring on right hand; gold with diamond on left; glasses in case; 2 fountain pens; silver match box; diamond pin; knife; keys; diamond ring; glasses; memo with pocket book; tie clip; 2s. 6d.; letter case; gold wedding ring.

Director James Cameron did the sketch of Rose (Kate Winslet) wearing the necklace. It is actually Cameron's hand, not Leonardo DiCaprio's, that we see sketching Rose in the movie. James Cameron also drew all of the pictures in Jack's sketchbook.