TITANIC: Did you know...?

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