10 Cool Things About the Titanic


  • Titanic was almost as long as three football fields.
  • Including the four smoke stacks, the Titanic was as tall as a 17-story building.
  • Titanic’s engines used more than 800 tons of coal each day. The ship’s top speed was 24 knots (27 miles per hour).
  • Titanic was one of the first ships to have a telephone system and electric lights in all the rooms.
  • Titanic had four elevators, a heated swimming pool, a gym, two libraries, and two barber shops.
  • Each day, the passsengers and crew used 14,000 gallons of drinking water.
  • Smoke and steam made by the Titanic’s boilers escaped through three stacks. Builders added a fourth stack because they thought it made the ship look better.
  • Titanic could carry 3,547 passengers and crew. About 2,200 people traveled on its first voyage.
  • The most expensive tickets to travel aboard Titanic cost about $99,000 in today’s money.
  • To feed the passengers and crew, Titanic had 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs, 40 tons of potatoes, 7,000 heads of lettuce, 3,500 pounds of onions, 36,000 apples, and 1,000 loaves of bread on board.
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