10 Shocking Facts About The Titanic

The RMS Titanic sinking remains one of the biggest disasters in the world. Over 1,500 people of the 2,224 passengers and crew died on the ill-fated voyage from Southampton to New York City. The last remaining survivor, Elizabeth Gladys Milvina Dean, died in 2009. She was only two months old when aboard the ship. The Titanic has never been fully recovered, and it’s expected to completely rot away at the bottom of the ocean within the next 50 years. Here are some other amazing facts about the ship that you probably didn’t know about.

No Other Ships Sank By Iceberg

As of this day, there haven’t been any other reports of ships sinking because they struck an iceberg. Because of this, there are skeptics who believe the ship actually sank from pack ice, it hit another ship, or it was switched out with a similar damaged ship that was involved in an insurance scam.

Full Coverage From ‘New York Times’

The newspaper covered the Titanic disaster through 75 pages in the initial week. Currently, the leading coverage any event has gotten from the New York Times was the September 11th disaster.