RMS Titanic was and still remains to be a mystery for all those who fell in love with the beautiful ship or watched James Cameron’s film Titanic that was based on the facts that were revealed from years of investigation and study. We all know that the ship that sailed on the 10th of April for his maiden voyage sank into the depth of the Atlantic Ocean just 5 days after its voyage, killing more than 1500 of its passengers. But did you know that there was already a book that had predicted the fate of the ship? Well, read on to know more such interesting facts about the ship that you may not have heard before.
THE WRECK OF THE TITAN – MORGAN ROBERTSON (1898)
Almost 14 years before the Titanic began its maiden voyage, a famous American author named Morgan Robertson has written a novella named, The Wreck of the Titan in 1898. Well, what is creepy here is the fact that the book was about a fictional enormous ship that sinks in the ocean after it collides with an iceberg. The book also describes the ship as unsinkable and that it didn’t have enough lifeboats for all its passengers and crew onboard.
TITANIC’S INTERIORS WERE INSPIRED FROM THE RITZ HOTEL
One of the most attractive features of the RMS Titanic was its beautiful interiors. But did you know that the first-class cabins in the ship had the interiors that were designed Empire Style. The main aim of creating such lush interiors was to create an aura same as that of a floating hotel. The interiors were so beautiful and classy that the passengers usually forgot that they were on a boat.
ONE OF THE 4 FUNNELS IN THE SHIP WAS FAKE
If you remember the image of the ship, you will closely remember that there were 4 funnels on the ship. But, only 3 of the four funnels were actually functional. The fourth funnel was only created to give the ship a beautiful and more balanced look. The fourth funnel was made into a ventilation shaft for the ship’s kitchen.
TITANIC WAS THE LARGEST SHIP EVER BUILT
In 1912, when the ship was constructed, it was the largest ship to float on water. RMS Titanic was 882 ft and 9 in long (269.1 m) and 141 ft high (53.3 m) from waterline to the top of the funnels. In simpler words, the ship looked like a beautiful floating city.
THE TITANIC BELFAST WAS BUILT TO GIVE VISITORS A CLOSE TITANIC EXPERIENCE
In memory of Titanic, a beautiful memoir was created in Northern Ireland. The Titanic Belfast is a must visit attraction for all travellers and is located in the heart of the Titanic Quarter. You will be amazed by the rooms built in the Belfast Titanic to give the visitors a first-hand experience to the beauty of the ship. The rooms were modelled similar to the interiors of the Ritz Hotel, while the first class cabins were designed in Empire Style. The museum has the same capacity as the ship.
THE VIOLIN PLAYED IN THE SHIP BEFORE IT SUNK WAS RECOVERED
The famous violin that was played by the ship’s band was recovered after the ship sank in 2006 by a woman in the attic of her house. The violin was played by Wallace Hartley and tests finally confirmed that the violin was infact the same one that was played when the ship was sinking in the ocean. It is believed that Hartley and his band played the song Nearer, My God, to Thee while the ship was slowly sinking to keep the passengers calm.