40 Facts about the Titanic They Definitely Didn't Teach Us in the Movie
40 Facts about the Titanic They Definitely Didn’t Teach Us in the Movie

40 Facts about the Titanic They Definitely Didn’t Teach Us in the Movie

D.G. Hewitt - February 5, 2019

40 Facts about the Titanic They Definitely Didn’t Teach Us in the Movie
The wreck of the Titanic will probably be gone in 20 years. News Tribune.

2. The wreck of the Titanic was eventually found in 1985 but it may soon be gone for good as it rusts away.

It took many years for the wreck of the Titanic to be found – perhaps not so surprising given that when it was found in 1985, it was around 13 miles away from the last coordinates given by the doomed crew. That 1985 expedition revealed that the Titanic had indeed split in two and not gone down whole as had previously been believed. Sadly, given the depth (3,700 meters) and the immense water pressure, it’s highly unlikely that the Titanic will ever be brought to the surface. The wreck is slowly deteriorating and will one day be gone for good.

40 Facts about the Titanic They Definitely Didn’t Teach Us in the Movie
Elizabeth Gladys Dean, was just a baby when she escaped the sinking Titanic. Belfast Telegraph.

1. The last survivor of the Titanic disaster – who was just 2 months old at the time – only died in 2009.

The last survivor of the Titanic disaster died just a decade ago, in May 2019. Elizabeth Gladys Dean, sometimes known as Millvina, was just 8 weeks old when the ship went down. She was travelling with her parents in Third Class. Notably, the family weren’t even supposed to be on the doomed liner but a coal strike made them change their travel plans at the very last minute. Dean, her mother and brother all survived after being put onto Lifeboat 10. Her father, however, was lost in the tragedy and his body never recovered.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

“Tribute to the men who died building Titanic.” Belfast News-Letter, July 2012.

“How Much Did It Cost to Build the Titanic?” James Turk, FGMR, January 2019.

“The Titanic and underwater wine aging” By The Glass, By Sherwin A. Lao, January 18, 2018.

“Titanic: Some Honeymoon!” the Belfast Telegraph, March 2012.

“Titanic’s Mail.” Smithsonian, National Post Museum, March 1992.

“This is where the Titanic was at this time exactly 100 years ago.” The Journal, April 2012.

“The Iceberg that Sank the Titanic.” BBC History.

“Unseen Titanic” National Geographic. HAMPTON SIDES.

“Ireland Marks the 100th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking” Discovering Ireland.

“Why the Titanic Still Fascinates Us.” Smithsonian Magazine.

The Titanic Historical Society Inc.

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