Titanic Facts for Kids – 5 Terrific Facts about Titanic

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Have you ever heard about the unsinkable ship Titanic! And wondered about what has happened? Today we are going to learn five terrific Titanic facts for kids.

Titanic Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: The Titanic Was Built to Be Unsinkable

When it was built the Titanic was the largest ship in the world and it was built with new technology that would prevent it from sinking. It was called the Unsinkable Ship but now we know that the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. The maiden voyage of a ship is the first it ever takes. So, what happened? The Titanic’s hull was made of 16 compartments which were water tight. The Titanic could stay afloat even if four of these compartments were to flood, which was very impressive. Unfortunately when the Titanic hit the iceberg it caused water to get into six of these compartments and the Titanic sank.

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Ship is sinking in the ocean

Titanic Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: The Titanic’s Fourth Funnel Was only Put on The Boat to Look Nice

The Titanic was very impressive looking and it was designed to look like a state of the art ocean liner. People were very impressed with this large and luxurious boat. To make the Titanic very impressive they added four funnels to the ship. This also added symmetry to the design which looked nice. The fourth funnel wasn’t a working funnel as it didn’t connect to the furnaces, instead it was used to ventilate the kitchen. In photographs of the Titanic you can see no smoke coming out of the fourth funnel.

Titanic Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: One of The Survivors of The Titanic Sinking Was also on The Britannic When it Sank

The Britannic was the sister ship of the Titanic which was also made by the White Star Line. One woman named Violet Jessop was on the staff of the Titanic when it sank. Her job was to serve the passengers of the Titanic and make sure they were comfortable. After surviving the sinking of the Titanic she became a nurse and worked on the Britannic. Unfortunately the Britannic also sank as it hit a German mine during World War One. Luckily Violet Jessop also survived the Britannic sinking and was known as ‘Miss Unsinkable’.

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White cruise ship

Titanic Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: There Was a Swimming Pool on The Titanic for First Class Passengers

The Titanic was built to be very luxurious for its first class passengers, and was designed to look like the Ritz Hotel in London. First Class passengers had access to a heated pool on the ship, a barber shop in case they wanted a haircut, and entertainment. When they arrived on the boat they were given a song book which they could request songs from.

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Swimming pool on ship

Titanic Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: It Took over 70 Years to Find The Wreckage of The Titanic

Even though the Titanic was a huge ship it took 73 years to find the wreckage of the ship. Scientists used robots to take videos and images of the sunken ship. Using pictures, videos, and recovered objects from the Titanic we have learned a lot about how the ship sank and what life was like on the boat before it sank.

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Titanic Facts for Kids: Aerial view of a ship wreck in water

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Titanic as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic this invention is, you can move on to learn about other ones like: Plaster Cast, Defibrillator, Pneumatic Tyre, Ejector Seat, Microwave ovens, Computer, 90’s Inventions, Radio, Telephone and Ice Cream.

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