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What was it like travelling on the Titanic?

Welcome to the Titanic learning space. Use this page to conduct your own research about the Titanic by clicking on the pictures to visit other Titanic sites. Also, there are some key facts below that you may not know.





  • The Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911.
  • It was 882 feet (269 metres)  in length and 175 feet (53 metres) in height.
  • The Titanic had a crew of  around 900 people.
  • The Titanic’s engines were powered by pressurized steam from burning coal.
  • It was a luxury passenger liner that carried some of the world’s richest people as well as others looking for a new life in North America.
  • The Titanic’s intended course was from Southampton, England to New York City, USA.
  • It left Southampton on April 10, 1912 and stopped at destinations in France and Ireland before heading west towards New York.
  • It collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912.
  • While the Titanic carried over 2200 people, there were only enough life boats for around 1200 of them.
  • Over 1500 people died because of the sinking.
  • The remains of the Titanic wreck sit on the sea bed over 12400 feet (3780 metres) beneath the surface.

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To find out how the Titanic sank click here to visit the CBBC Newsround site.

titanic 3 Click the picture on the left to find out more about survivors.



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