The Titanic

Articles with information and timelines of the Titanic, along with explanations of its sinking

Articles with information and timelines of the Titanic, along with explanations of its sinking


Why Did People Consider the Titanic Unsinkable?

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic and on those who thought the Titanic unsinkable, see The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It seems incredible to us today that anyone could believe that 70,000 tons of…

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Why Did the Titanic Sink? Five Theories

Why did the Titanic sink? Numerous theories have coalesced over the years, and they each have their defenders. Some are more plausible than others, but they each have a shred of plausibility due to the complexity of maritime navigation in the North Atlantic, and steering a massive, untested ship. But…

The Titanic – Crew

The Titanic crew consisted of the captain, several officers, and deckhands who accompanied the ship on its fateful voyage. In all, the Titanic crew comprised some 885 people: Deck Crew - Officers, Masters at arms, Storemasters and able bodied seamen. Engineering Department - Engineers, Boilermen, Firemen and Electricians. Victualling Department - Stewards and…

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The Titanic Third Class Passengers

For more information on Titanic third class passengers and other information about the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Many of the Titanic third class passengers traveling in rooms or steerage were emigrants…

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The Titanic Second Class Passengers

For more information on the Titanic second class passengers and other info about the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Titanic second class passengers enjoyed a level of luxury that rivaled that…

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The Titanic First Class: Profile of Passengers

For more information on the Titanic first class and other 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, see The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The maiden voyage of the Titanic had attracted a number of rich passengers, which made up the…

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How Many People Were on the Titanic?

For more information on the 20th century maritime history of the North Atlantic, and answers to such questions as how many people were on the Titanic, see The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. How Many People Were on the Titanic? Numbers Breakdown…

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The Titanic – Layout of the Ship

The Titanic was the most luxurious liner of the time. The first class staterooms were sumptuously furnished while third class passengers remarked that their cabins were like second class cabins on any other ship. The Titanic was also the first ship to have a swimming pool, Turkish baths and gymnasium.…

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Titanic Construction: Building the “Unsinkable” Ship

Titanic Construction: An Overview The Titanic construction took place in Belfast by the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff. The company was owned by Lord Pirrie, a friend of Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line (pictured below, left). The chief designer of the Titanic was his son-in-law, Thomas…

The Titanic – The White Star Line

The White Star Shipping Line was founded in 1850 to take advantage of an increase in trade following the discovery of gold in Australia. In 1867, the White Star Shipping Line was purchased by Thomas Ismay and set up to rival Cunard in Trans-Atlantic passenger traffic. Thomas's son, Bruce, became…

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