Quick Facts and Information

Edward J. Smith, Captain
J. Bruce Ismay
White Star Line Managing Director
Archibald Butt, Major
Aid to U.S. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft
Hero saving passengers
Isador Strauss
Founder/Owner of Macy's Department Stores
Wife would not leave him and perished also
John Jacob Astor, Colonel
Grandson of the founder of the Astor family in America
1st body to be claimed - body #124
Wife survived and re-married
Captain Rostron
Ship that rescued the Titanic survivors

If the Titanic hit the iceburg at the same time as the current movie Titanic started, by the time the movie ended the ship had already been on the ocean floor for an hour.
March 31 Keel laid (hull# 390904)
May 31 Launched
March 20 Original scheduled date for maiden voyage
March 31 Outfitting completed (official number 131428)
April 2 6am - 6p.m. Sea trials
April 2 8p.m. Departs for Southampton, England
Fire in coal bunker #6
April 10 12:15p.m. Departs White Star Dock, Southampton on maiden voyage
First Class: 195; Second Class 234; Third Class: 497; Crew 909; Local passengers for Cherbourg and Queenstown: 29
Fire burning in coal bunker #6
April 10 6:35p.m. Arrive Cherbourg, France. Debarks 22 cross-channel passengers. Takes aboard 142 First Class, 30 Second Class; 102 Third Class
April 11 11:30am Arrive Queenstown. Debarks 7 local passengers.
One crewman deserts.
Takes aboard 7 Second Class, 113 Third Class.
Total aboard: 1,320 passengers, 908 crew members
April 11 1:30p.m. VOYAGE BEGINS
Departs Queenstown
April 13 1p.m. Fire in coal bunker #6 extinguished
April 14 9am Caronia reports ice at 42 North extending from Long 49 to 50 degrees
1:42 p.m. Titanic at 42 N, 45 W
1:42p.m. Baltic reports ice at 41 N, 50 W
7p.m. Air temperature 43 degrees
7:15p.m. Ice warning received from Baltic at 1:42 posted on the Bridge
7:30p.m. Air temperature 39 degrees
8:40p.m. Office Lightoller orders ships carpenter Maxwell to watch the fresh water supply as it may freeze
9p.m. Air temperature 33 degrees
9:40p.m. Ice warning from Mesaba not delivered to Bridge
10p.m. First office Murdoch relieves second office Lightoller on the bridge.
Look-outs Lee and Fleet relieve Jewell and Symons in crow's nest.
Air temperature 32 degrees.
10:30p.m. Sea temperature 32 degrees
Rappahannock passes, reports via Morse lamp having just run through heavy ice.
11p.m. California tries to warn of ice but is cut off by Titanic wireless operator.
11:40p.m. Collision with iceberg
April 15 midnight Hogg and Evans relieve Lee and Fleet in crow's nest.
12:05am Captain Smith orders lifeboats uncovered and crew mustered
12:10am Fourth office Boxhall works out his estimate of ship's position: 41 46' N, 50 14' W
12:15am First wireless transmission of Titanic's call for assistance - CQD
12:45am First distress rocket fired.
First lifeboat, #7, lowered.
Wireless CQD transmission changed to SOS.
1:40am Last rocket fired.
2:05am Last lifeboat, Collapsible D, lowered.
2:10am Last wireless signal transmitted.
2:18am Lights fail
2:20am Ship founders, 1,523 lost
3:30am Rescue ship Carpathia's rockets sighted by drifting lifeboats
4:10am First lifeboat, #2, picked up by Carpathia
8:10am Last lifeboat, #12, picked up
8:50am Carpathia heads for New York with Titanic survivors
April 18 9:25p.m. Carpathia docks at Pier 54, North River, New York with Titanic's 705 survivors

Laid down (building started) 31 March 1909
Launched 31 may 1911
Maiden Voyage 10 April 1912
Length (overall) 882ft 9in
Beam 92ft 6in
Moulded depth 59ft 6in
Tonnage: Gross 46,329
Tonnage: Net 21,831
Decks 7
Engines: 2 triple expansion and 1 turbine
Total horsepower 46,000
Service speed: 21 knots
Top speed: 23-24 knots
Length of service 4 ½ days
The fourth smoke stack was non-functional – it was for show only
29 boilers - 24 were used

The Titanics planned course, upon departure, would cross 42 degrees North Longitude and 47 degrees West Latitude. This setting happens to be in the middle of a large ice flow, as reported by other ships.

Recorded coordinates on the ocean floor by Dr. Robert D. Ballard
Stern 41 43'35" N, 49 56'54" W
Boilers 41 43'32" N, 49 56'49" W
Bow 41 43'57" N, 49 56'49" W

Course recorded from the Titanic at the time of floundering
41 46' N, 15 14' W

She was found 13 1/2 miles Southeast of the position given in her last distress call

386 miles - Thursday April 11 1:30pm to Friday April 12 at noon
519 miles - Friday April 12 at noon to Saturday April 13 at noon
546 miles - Saturday April 13 at noon to Sunday April 14 at noon
Passengers 1st Class 735 337
Passengers 2nd Class 674 271
Passengers 3rd Class 1,026 712
Officers and Crew 885 908
Lives Lost: 1,523
Rescued: 705
7pm 43
7:30 pm 39
9 pm 33
10 pm 32
10:30 pm 32

The Titanic was listing to starboard and these boats got away faster.
Lifeboat 1: 12 people (capacity of 40)
Lifeboat 2: 26 people: 1st boat to be picked up
Lifeboat 3: 50 people
Lifeboat 4: 37 people (included John Jacob Astors wife – he was refused admittance even though it was not full)
Lifeboat 5: 41 people (not near full)
Lifeboat 6: 28 people
Lifeboat 7: 28 people (less than half – was 1st boat to launch at 12:45 am)
Lifeboat 8: 39 people
Lifeboat 9: 56 people
Lifeboat 10: 54 people
Lifeboat 11: 70 people
Lifeboat 12: 42 people: last boat to be picked up
Lifeboat 13: 63 people
Lifeboat 14: 63 people
Lifeboat 15: 70 people
Lifeboat 16: 56 people
Collapsible boat A: 20 people
Collapsible boat B: don't know
Collapsible boat C: 39 people (J Bruce Ismay was aboard)
Collapsible boat D: 46 people (full) Last boat to be lowered

Some bodies were never recovered while some bodies were recoverd at the disaster and re-burried at sea. Remaining recovered bodies were brought to the Mayflower Curling Rink (a make-shift morgue) in Halifax. Some of these bodies were claimed by relatives. Those not claimed were interred in one of three cemeteries in Halifax:
Fairview non-secretarian
Mount Olivet Catholic
Baron de Hirsch Jewish

First ship to use the 'new' SOS signal for emergency purposes

The last song being played by the orchestra as the ship went down:
Songe d'Automne (Dream Of Autumn)

The bodies of those not claimed, or the families could not afford to retrieve them, are buried in three cemeteries in Halifax (1 Catholic, 1 Jewish, and 1 City)

Memorial Edition
Sinking of The Titanic
Thrilling Stories
Told By Survivors
This is the book on the web site
Jay Henry Mowbray, PH.D., LL.D. Original 1912 book
Wreck and Sinking
of the
Marshall Everett Original 1912 book
Titanic Destination Disaster
The Legends and the Reality
John P. Eaton & Charles A. Hass
The Discovery of the Titanic Dr. Robert D. Ballard
Titanic Leo Marriott