Weight Of Titanic


When the Titanic set sail in 1912, it was one of the largest passenger ships in the world at that time. It was 882 feet long, 175 feet tall, and 92 feet wide.

The weight of the Titanic was 52,310 tons (47,454.834 metric tons).

Due to the size of the Titanic, 6,000 tons of coal were needed every single day to keep her moving.

The coal was loaded into furnaces by a group of over 170 workers. As a result of this, the Titanic produced over 100 tons of ash a day which was dropped into the sea.

The iceberg which sank the Titanic on April 15th, 1912 was estimated by Professor Grant Bigg to be around 75 million tons and over 100,000 years old.

For all the 1,178 people on board Titanic, only 4 lifeboats were carried as it was considered to be the “Unsinkable Ship”. At that time, there were no legal requirement to have any more.

While the ship was sinking the band played until the very end to try and keep everyone calm.

~ Fun Fact ~
For the 700 third class passengers on board Titanic, there were only 2 bathtubs.


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