Titanic Centenary

2012 marks the 100 year anniversary of the RMS Titanic.

The Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, United States, and sank on 15th April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peaceful maritime disasters in history.

To commemorate the centenary, Key Stage 2 will be working on a Titanic Project and as part of your Talk Homework we would like you to find out any interesting facts about the Titanic and the tale of human tragedy that surrounds her.

We look forward to hearing your findings from your research.

And here are some of the facts that you wanted to find out about!!!!!

The initials are beside the question indicate who wanted to know that fact.

1) How big was the Titanic?(DC)

2) Who designed it? And who built it? (FQ)

3)Who played in the band and what was special about their story? (AMc)

4) Why was it called the Titanic? (JC)

5) What did passengers take on board? Was it different in first and second class? (SB)

6) What does RMS stand for? (DC)

7) Who was the first passenger on board? Was the Captain last off the ship? (MO)

8) How loud was the horn? (BA)

9) What was the captain called and what was his story? (ZI)

10) How far into its journey before it sunk? (HT)

11) How long did it take to sink? (MM)

12) How much fuel did it carry and what type of fuel did it use? JD)

13) What were the reactions of the people when the iceberg hit?

14) Did the first class people getin the lifeboats first? (HT)

15) Why was it known as unsinkable? (EL)

If you are in Mrs Eaton’s or Mrs Bentley’s class it is worthwhile checking out Mrs Turner’s blog for fun facts!!

Mr Shepherd

Mrs Eaton, Mrs Bentley and Mrs Turner.

 

 

33 thoughts on “Titanic Centenary

  1. Why was it called the Titanic? (JCH)
    Titanic means colossal and strong. Also Titans were gods, they were very strong, powerful and colossal so the White Star Line called her the Titanic, (they just added ic on the end)

  2. Here are some facts about the Titanic.

    64 was the number of lifeboats she was equipped to carry.
    20 was the number she actually carried.Because it was to save costs but they could have saved lives instead.
    13 the amount of honeymooning couples on the voyage.
    40,000 the amount of fresh eggs on board.
    14,000 the amount of gallons of drinking water used every hour.

    Don’t you just love facts and figures!

    by Damien

  3. This is how long Titanic took to sank!
    Titanic collided with the iceberg at about 11.40 on 14th April. She sank below the water at 2.20am the next morning. A ship which had taken three years to fully construct was sunk in less than three hours.

  4. How long did it take to sink,it took aproxamatly 2 hours 40 minutes to sink after she hit the ice berg

    How many life boats were equip,there were exactly 64 lifeboats, but she only took 20 to cut costs

    It cost a staggering 7,500,000 dollars to build the R.M.S Titanic

    Only 2 dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic and they were both lapdogs

    By Lewis and Ethan

  5. The Titanic was designed to hold 32 lifeboats, though only 20 were on board, White star management was concerned that too many boats would sully the aesthetic beauty of the ship.

  6. how many did it take to sink?

    Titanic struck the iceberg at 11:40pm on the 14th April and sank it hac 2 hours

  7. I found out that the 1st class passenger’s tickets cost £870. The price of that then would be like £78,000 in todays money! I will send some more facts in all the time. 🙂

  8. This is why Titanic got called Titanic !
    The origin of the name Titanic came from the ‘Titans,’ who are powerful giants from Greek-Roman legends. The word ‘Titanic’ means,
    1.Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal
    2.Of enormous scope, power, or influence.

  9. Titanic facts

    Length: 882 feet, 8 inches/268 meters

    Net tonnage: 24,900 tons

    First Class: 416
    Second Class: 162
    Third Class: 262 plus 40 open berthing areas

  10. Water consumption: 14,000 gallons of fresh water per day
    Top Speed: 23 knots

    Total capacity: 3547 passengers and crew

  11. The world’s interest in the fascinating history of Titanic has endured for almost 100 years. April 15 1912, 2005 will mark the 93rd anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic ship and although it has been nearly a century since the infamous luxury liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean, there continues to be a thirst for information regarding Titanic facts, myths and legends.

  12. Out of the 2,228 on board, about 700 people survived the sinking of the Titanic. The low survival rate is mainly due to the lack of lifeboats on the ship, although other factors caused problems as well. Fear of passengers to get into the boats and be lowered down to the icy sea and distraught families who did not want to be separated also contributed to the disaster.
    The number of people who survived the 1912 Titanic sinking is estimated at around 700 of the original 2,228 on board. A total of 337 passengers were in first class, 285 in second class and 721 in third class. In addition, there were 885 crew members.

    • What a thorough post girls! I read from other posts that they didn’t take lifeboats due to worries over spoiling the ships looks!! I found that incredible!

  13. Kenny Aas, Kjell Asperud, John Lorck, Janne Løseth,Roy Robinson were the band members! all 5 of them played until the endto calm the screaming passengers

  14. SO MANY FACTS!

    269.1 metres is haw long the Titanic was.

    The builder(s) was the white star line and the owner was Bruce Isemai and the designer was called Thomas Andrews.

    The special part a about the band was the never stopped playing to calm down the crew and their names were Wallace Hartley, John Wesley Woodward, John Frederick Preston Clarke, Georges Alexandre Krins, Theardore Ronald Braily, John Law Hume and Percy Cornelius Taylor.

    2,223 – the number of people aboard (passengers and crew)

    13 – the number of honeymooning couples on the voyage

    Read more facts about the Titanic passengers –>

    14,000 – the gallons of drinking water used every 24 hours

    40,000 – the number of fresh eggs in the ship’s provisions

    1,000 – the number of bottles of wine taken aboard

    Read more facts about the food on the Titanic –>

    64 – the number of lifeboats the Titanic was equipped to carry

    20 – the number of lifeboats she actually carried

    28 – the number of people on board the first lifeboat out of a capacity of 65 people

    Read more facts about the Titanic lifeboats –>

    6 – the number of warnings of icebergs the Titanic received before the collision

    160 – the minutes it took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes)

    -2 – the temperature of the sea water in centigrade

    Read more facts about the Titanic sinking –>

    31.6 – the total percentage of passengers and crew who survived

    53.4 – the percentage who could have survived, given the number of spaces available on the Titanic lifeboats

    2 – the number of dogs who survived (lapdogs taken aboard lifeboats by their owners)

    Read more facts about the Titanic survivors –>

    12,600 – the depth at which the wreck of the Titanic lays, in feet

    18 – the distance that the bow penetrated into the sea bed, in metres

    74 – the number of years it took to find the wreck of the Titanic

    • Aha it seems as if you and Francis have been on the same site!! Indeed Joseph so many facts! Imagine they only had space for just over half the passengers on the lifeboats!? What did they expect the rest to do?

  15. SO MANY FACTS!!!!
    269.1 – the length of the Titanic in metres (882 feet 9 inches)

    825 – the amount of coal used per day, in tonnes

    10,000 – the approximate number of lamp bulbs used on the ship

    Read more facts about The Titanic –>

    $7,500,000 – the cost of building the RMS Titanic

    2 – the number of workers killed during the build

    20 – horses needed to transport the main anchor

    Read more facts about building the Titanic –>

    3,547 – the maximum number of people the Titanic could carry

    2,223 – the number of people aboard (passengers and crew)

    13 – the number of honeymooning couples on the voyage

    Read more facts about the Titanic passengers –>

    14,000 – the gallons of drinking water used every 24 hours

    64 – the number of lifeboats the Titanic was equipped to carry

    20 – the number of lifeboats she actually carried

    28 – the number of people on board the first lifeboat out of a capacity of 65 people

    6 – the number of warnings of icebergs the Titanic received before the collision

    160 – the minutes it took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes)

    -2 – the temperature of the sea water in centigrade

    31.6 – the total percentage of passengers and crew who survived

    53.4 – the percentage who could have survived, given the number of spaces available on the Titanic lifeboats

    2 – the number of dogs who survived (lapdogs taken aboard lifeboats by their owners)

    12,600 – the depth at which the wreck of the Titanic lays, in feet

    18 – the distance that the bow penetrated into the sea bed, in metres

    74 – the number of years it took to find the wreck of the Titanic

    All of one site! YEAH!!!!!!!

  16. There is a theory that the titanic purpousley sank because the white star line wanted they insurance!

    They also said that the clocks stoped when the titanic began to sink!

    Tempreture was 30 degrees below freezing!

    There was only between 5 and 6hundred 3rd class passengers survive!

    • I remember you sharing that conspiracy theory with me in class Abigail. There certainly are many mysteries surrounding the sinking of the Titanic…

  17. Captian Edward John Smith was the director of the Titanic and the captain of the ship. He was about to retire after Titanic’s first but unfortunately final journey.

  18. It sunk at approx :2:20 am!
    One ship was only 16km away but they did not respond to the Titanic,s sos signals as the rodio operator was on a break!
    It was the marvel of all ships!

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