Facts About the Titanic for Kids

Titanic is known as one of the most famous ships in the history of mankind, and its story has fascinated people for over a century. But what do kids need to know about the Titanic, and what makes it so famous? Here are some facts about this famous ship that kids will find interesting.

1. Titanic was one of the largest ships ever built

Titanic was a massive ship, measuring 882 feet long, 92.5 feet wide, and 175 feet tall. It was so big that it was divided into three sections: the bow (front), the stern (back), and the middle (also known as the superstructure).

2. It was supposed to be unsinkable

The Titanic was designed to be unsinkable, which means that it was believed to be indestructible. It was equipped with the latest and best technology of the time to ensure that it was the most advanced and safest ship that could be built.

3. Titanic collided with an iceberg

Despite the belief that it was unsinkable, the Titanic hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The collision occurred on the night of April 14, 1912, and the ship sank in the early hours of April 15th.

4. Many people died in the Titanic sinking

Unfortunately, the Titanic sinking resulted in the loss of many lives. More than 1,500 people died in the tragedy, and only around 700 people survived. The disaster was one of the deadliest maritime accidents in history.

5. There were not enough lifeboats for everyone

One of the reasons that so many people died in the tragedy was the lack of lifeboats on board. The Titanic could only hold enough lifeboats for about half of its passengers and crew members, which left many people stranded on the sinking ship.

6. The Titanic was discovered decades later

The Titanic lay at the bottom of the ocean for decades before it was finally discovered in 1985. The wreckage was located by a team of researchers led by Robert Ballard, who used a specially-designed submersible called the Alvin to explore the wreckage.

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