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Little-known facts about the 'unsinkable' Titanic

The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. Take a look at some rare pictures and facts about the ship.

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The RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 with around 2,200 passengers on board. It was sailing from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. Since it was a Royal Mail Ship, it was also carrying over 3,000 bags of mail. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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The RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 with around 2,200 passengers on board. It was sailing from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. Since it was a Royal Mail Ship, it was also carrying over 3,000 bags of mail. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The ship took around two years to construct, with over 3,000 people working ob building it. The construction had cost USD 7.5 million back then — approximately USD 300 million in 2017 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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The ship took around two years to construct, with over 3,000 people working ob building it. The construction had cost USD 7.5 million back then — approximately USD 300 million in 2017 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Diners were treated well on board The Titanic. The ship was carrying 130,000 pieces of cookware and glassware, 75,000 pounds of fresh meat and 16,850 bottles of wine on board. Pictured here is the main dining room. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Diners were treated well on board The Titanic. The ship was carrying 130,000 pieces of cookware and glassware, 75,000 pounds of fresh meat and 16,850 bottles of wine on board. Pictured here is the main dining room. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Titanic's famous Grand Staircase was made of solid English oak. Over 20 expeditions were made to retrieve the passenger's valuables. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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The Titanic's famous Grand Staircase was made of solid English oak. Over 20 expeditions were made to retrieve the passenger's valuables. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Once the ship was hit and evacuation began, an emergency message was sent to the Carpathia, the closest ship around. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Once the ship was hit and evacuation began, an emergency message was sent to the Carpathia, the closest ship around. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Widow and a heiress Margaret “Molly” Brown helped people get onto boats and coaxed the crew to rescue more people. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Widow and a heiress Margaret “Molly” Brown helped people get onto boats and coaxed the crew to rescue more people. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Millvina Dean was the youngest passenger on the ship. She was barely two months old at the time! She died at the age of 97 on May 31, 2009. (Photo: Reuters)
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Millvina Dean was the youngest passenger on the ship. She was barely two months old at the time! She died at the age of 97 on May 31, 2009. (Photo: Reuters)

Pictured here is the violin that belonged to Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley, seen on display at Titanic Belfast. It is often thought that "Nearer, My God, To Thee" is the last song the band played. But some historians dispute it. (Photo: Reuters)
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Pictured here is the violin that belonged to Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley, seen on display at Titanic Belfast. It is often thought that "Nearer, My God, To Thee" is the last song the band played. But some historians dispute it. (Photo: Reuters)

Only 700 people survived the shipwreck. Pictured here are the survivors on the rescue ship. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Only 700 people survived the shipwreck. Pictured here are the survivors on the rescue ship. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

First Published on Apr 13, 2018 09:59 am
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