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Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship

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Unsinkable Titanic A modern marvel of construction, the Titanic was the largest and most luxurious passenger vessel of its time. Thought to be unsinkable, the Titanic was equipped with eight watertight compartments on the hull of the boat that would close if water entered them allowing the Titanic to stay afloat. The sheer size and […]

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Titanic Band, The Titanic’s Orchestra

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The Titanic band leader Wallace Hartley had been the bandleader on many rival cruise liners such as the Lusitania and Mauretania, and was lured to the majesty of the largest cruise vessel in the world. The appeal of performing in front of the most distinguished passengers in the world as well as the pay raise […]

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What Year Did the Titanic Sink?

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Built to be the largest passenger vessel in the world and the most luxurious, the Titanic was a marvel of modern engineering. The vessel was fitted with five watertight rooms below the deck designed to keep the Titanic afloat even after collision. Many individuals boarded the Titanic before its maiden voyage with the utmost confidence […]

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The Amazing Story of Titanic Survivor Charles Joughin

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One of the most famous Titanic survivor stories is that of Charles Joughin. The man who somehow drank his way though the Titanic disaster and lived to tell the tale. Here is an account of this Titanic survivor and his bizarre story that some still find hard to swallow. Like any cruise ship of current […]

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When Did the Titanic Sink?

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The Titanic was a modern marvel of engineering for its time. The massive cruise liner was built with all the amenities of a luxury ocean liner, the vessel was built in just over two years. Run by the White Star ocean liner and constructed by the Harland Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic construction was […]

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How Many People Survived the Titanic Disaster?

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Of the 2,223 passengers on the legendary Titanic, only 706 survived. Titanic survivors are a very interesting concept because of the large population of men who were lost during the sinking of the Titanic. Most everyone has heard of the idea of ‘women and children first’, and this was strictly enforced during the Titanic tragedy. […]

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How Many People Died on the Titanic?

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The Titanic was carrying 2,223 passengers on board when it sank, and out of those 1,517 died. The guests were split into first, second, and third class, and the higher classes had an advantage when it came to boarding lifeboats and being closer to the top of the deck where the lifeboats were being deployed. […]

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The Eerily Beautiful and Accurate Depiction of the Sinking of the Titanic

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Although there were no famous Hollywood actors or 3d visual effects, the Carlisle recently staged one of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of the sinking of the Titanic ever. The grounds of the city’s castle provided the eerie serenity of the night sky as the rendition of the sinking of the doomed vessel took […]

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Weak Rivets Might Have Caused the Titanic to Sink

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Recent in-depth research into the sinking of the Titanic has discovered that faulty rivets may have been the main cause for the ship’s demise. It has been found out that builders of the Titanic were incredibly short on rivets and skilled riveters and had to ultimately settle for faulty materials in order to complete the […]

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The Titanic Conspiracy Theory, Investigating the Titanic Conspiracy

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Titanic Conspiracy Theory This is only one part of a larger picture.  For more information, please read The Titanic Conspiracy and The James Cameron Conspiracy. There are some who believe that the Titanic tragedy was simply a conspiracy designed to pull off one of the largest acts of insurance fraud ever committed. The sister ship […]

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