Many positive developments came out of the sinking regarding safety at sea. One of these was the establishment of the International Ice Patrol with the backing of sixteen countries. The patrol locates ice and predicts its drift and then issues warnings to shipping. They locate around 1,000 icebergs a year.

 

Real palm trees were taken aboard Titanic to grace the Veranda Café.  Titanic had the first heated swimming pool ever built into a ship.    -  The huge rudder weighed 101 tons which was formed from six separate parts.

 

Titanic was the first ship to install the Marconi rotary spark discharger. This system gave her twice the range of her sister ship the Olympic. Marconi had developed his work at Ballycastle, County Antrim in 1898, Lloyds had funded the trails and one of the first systems was installed at Tor Head. You can visit here by taking the Tor Scenic Drive off the main Coauseway Coastal Route at Cushendun or Ballyvoy.

 

Each link in the anchor chain weighed 79 kilograms or 175 lbs.

 

Three dogs were among the survivors, another seven lost their lives. Two small dogs, a pomeranian and a pekinese were saved with their owners and the other, a Newfoundland called Rigel belonged to the ship's First Officer William Murdoch who went down with the ship. Rigel's bark is reputed to have alerted the captain of the Carpathia to the whereabouts of a lifeboat that he was swimming in front of. Rigel had been in the water for three hours looking for his master.

 

The Titanic lies at a depth of 12,600 feet (3.75km), it took the ship 15 minutes to reach the bottom after sinking.

 

A novel called Futility (Sinking of the Titan) written in 1898 by Morgan Robertson has lots of similarities  to the Titanic, considering it was written fourteen years before the Titanic was launched is even more intriguing. Similarities between Titanic and Titan include:

 

The Titanic was the world's largest luxury liner at 882 feet long and 53,000 tons displacement, it was also described as being 'practically unsinkable'.   The Titan was the largest  ship ever built and was 800 feet, displacing 75,000 tons, it was also  considered "unsinkable".

 

raveling at 22.5 knots the Titanic struck an iceberg on the starboard side on  April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic, 400 miles from Newfoundland. The Titan was travelling at 25 knots and hit the iceberg on her starboard side. this happened in  April, 400 miles from Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic.

 

The unsinkable Titanic sank, and more than half of her 2200 passengers were lost. The indestructible Titan sank, more than half of her 2500 passengers were lost.

 

The names being similar (Titan = Titanic - ic)

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The Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats but only had 20 installed, many left the ship half empty. One was launched with 7 people and had a capacity for 40, another with 28 and a capacity for 65.

 

The Titanic lies at a depth of 12,600 feet (3.75km), it took the ship 15 minutes to reach the bottom after sinking.

A novel called Futility (Sinking of the Titan) written in 1898 by Morgan Robertson has lots of similarities  to the Titanic, considering it was written fourteen years before the Titanic was launched is even more intriguing. Similarities between Titanic and Titan include:

 

The Titanic was the world's largest luxury liner at 882 feet long and 53,000 tons displacement, it was also described as being 'practically unsinkable'.   The Titan was the largest  ship ever built and was 800 feet, displacing 75,000 tons, it was also  considered "unsinkable".

 

Traveling at 22.5 knots the Titanic struck an iceberg on the starboard side on  April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic, 400 miles from Newfoundland. The Titan was travelling at 25 knots and hit the iceberg on her starboard side. this happened in  April, 400 miles from Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic.

 

The unsinkable Titanic sank, and more than half of her 2200 passengers were lost. The indestructible Titan sank, more than half of her 2500 passengers were lost.

 

The names being similar (Titan = Titanic - ic)

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The Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats but only had 20 installed, many left the ship half empty. One was launched with 7 people and had a capacity for 40, another with 28 and a capacity for 65.