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The Titanic cost $7.5 million to build, was designed to carry up to 3,547 people, measured just over 882 feet long and was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. The ship hit an iceberg just before midnight on April 14, 1912 an... More »

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Some facts for kids about the Titanic include that it took the ship two hours and 40 minutes to sink after hitting the iceberg, and three dogs left the Titanic on a lifeboat with their owners. Another fact includes that ... More »

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The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The death toll was estimated at over 1,500. More »

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There were 20 lifeboats on the Titanic, according to "The Titanic for Dummies." Each lifeboat was capable of accommodating 40 to 65 passengers. The available lifeboats were able to hold 1,178 people, about one-third of t... More »

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At the Titanic's beam, or widest point at the nautical waterline, it measured 92 feet 6 inches. Compared to modern ocean cruisers, this is somewhat small; the Costa Concordia, which foundered in 2012, measured 116 feet a... More »

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Of all the passengers and crew on the Titanic, 1,517 people died during its sinking. This number made up approximately 68 percent of all of the people on board of the ship during its maiden voyage. Of the total casualty ... More »

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The Titanic sank to a depth of approximately 13,000 feet in the north Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The depth was not discovered until a joint French-U.S. expedition found the ship in 1985. More »

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