Facts and Images We're Just Now Finding About the Titanic

By Staff Writer

The Titanic sinking is one of the most significant disasters of the 20th century. Not only were there a tremendously large number of people killed in the disaster, but the ship itself had a whole lot of hype surrounding it at the time—it was the largest ship ever built, and no one had ever seen anything like it.

Believed to be unsinkable at the time, the tragic irony was that it was perhaps the most sinkable ship ever built. It sank unprecedentedly quickly and there was almost no time for rescue ships to arrive. Now laying at the bottom of the Atlantic, it is a tomb for countless victims.

Even after 100 years, the Titanic has remained a subject of much interest. There have been numerous books and publications written about the Titanic and several films as well. The James Cameron blockbuster raked in $2.202 billion at the box office and brought in a renewed interest in the Titanic, almost 80 years after the incident occurred.

While at this point, you might think you know everything there is to know about that fateful ship and its maiden voyage, there’s still some information out there that may surprise you. Because there is plenty we sure were surprised to learn!