Before 103 years, on 14 April 1912, the entire world was shocked to hear about one of the worst tragedy that killed nearly 1,517 passengers and crew out of 2,201 in RMS Titanic.
The Titanic, which started its maiden trip from England to New York on 10 April collided with an iceberg four days after its journey on the late night of 14 April.
However, the ship, which was said to be "unsinkable" had just 20 lifeboats that could only escape nearly half of its total passengers to safety.
The passengers were provided with life jackets, which were made of canvas and cork. But they couldn't survive as they were exposed to water four degrees below freezing point.
Check out Some Interesting about the Titanic on its 103rd National Remembrance Day Below:
- Among the survivors of the deadly mishap, there were two dogs out of nine that were in the ship.
- Initially, the Titanic just had only three funnels, however, the fourth one, which functioned as an air vent was added to make it look impressive.
- 13 couples were on board the Titanic to celebrate their honeymoons.
- The Titanic totally sank nearly two hours and 40 minutes after it hit the iceberg.
- After the maiden trip, Captain Smith was planning to retire.
- It is said that nearly 176 men used to shovel around 600 tonnes of coal a day to use as fuel for the ship.
- The third class of the ship had only two bath-tubs for more than 700 passengers.
- After receiving the alert, the officers on board had only 37 seconds to react before the ship hit the iceberg.
- The Titanic's last surviving passenger, Millvina Dean, died on 31 May 2009 at the age of 97. She was just two months old when the ship sank.