TITANIC: Did you know...?

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In the last of our features on the sinking of Titanic, which happened exactly 100 years ago in the early hours of Sunday, April 15, 2012, we take a look at some interesting facts about the Ship of Dreams...

l THREE thousand men built Titanic in Belfast over a period of two years

l THERE were 13 honeymooning couples on board the luxury ship

l THE liner carried 56,700 pieces of crockery, 29,000 pieces of glassware and 44,000 pieces of cutlery

l CREW members received six iceberg warnings before the devastating collision

l TITANIC carried just 20 lifeboats, enough for only 1,178 people

l SHE sank two hours and 40 minutes after crashing into the iceberg

l SIXTY-ONE per cent of first class passengers survived; 42 per cent of second class passengers lived and 24 per cent of third class passengers survived

l IT took 74 years to find the wreck of Titanic

l SHE lies 12,600 feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, her stern separated from her bow

l THE tragedy has spawned a number of well-known books, television shows and hit films, including James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster which starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio