15 Less known Facts Related To RMS Titanic Will Definitely Surprise You!

by Tony Hayes9 years ago

6 One ocean line stewardess survived two ships sinking and made sure to grab her toothbrush while the Britannic was sinking as that’s the first thing she missed after surviving the Titanic.

Violet Constance Jessop
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Her name was Violet Constance Jessop and she survived the sinking of the Titanic and Britannic. She actually fractured her skull after she was sucked under and was hit by the keel of the Britannic, but didn’t know until years later after suffering from chronic headaches.(source)

7 After surviving the fire and sinking of a ship in 1871, an emotionally scarred man finally decided to overcome his fears 41 years later on the Titanic, only to die when it sank.

Ramon Artagaveytia
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Born in 1840 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Ramon Artagaveytia came from a family steeped in the history of the sea. In fact, his grandfather gave Ramon’s father an oar just prior to his death with the words, “Knowing how to use it, you will never be hungry. Your ancestors have always survived thanks to the sea. This is your destiny. Follow it!”.(source)

8 The character in the Titanic film who drinks from a flask as the ship sinks with Jack and Rose is based on a real person.

Chief Baker Charles Joughin
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That person was Chief Baker Charles Joughin who did just that when the Titanic sank in real life. He attributed surviving to the alcohol which kept his body temperature up.(source)


9 It took 2 hours and 40 minutes for the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg.

Titanic sinking
Image courtesy: Magazine Die Gartenlaube(taken from)

Even though the Titanic received six warnings of sea ice on the 14th April 1912, she was travelling near her maximum speed and had less time to avoid the fatal iceberg. The iceberg was struck at 23.40 on April 14th and the Titanic was completely under by 2.20 on April 15th.(source)

10 The musicians who continued playing to keep people calm while the Titanic sank actually happened in real life.

Musicians of the RMS Titanic
Image source: www.titanicdiclaudiobossi.com

Perhaps one of the most emotional parts of the Titanic movie, was the portrayal of the heroic musicians who kept on playing even though chaos was unfolding all about them. This really happened and sadly all of the musicians perished.(source)

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