Titanic Secrets and Little-Known Facts

Willard Rich
  • The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, but the wreck was not found until September 1, 1985.
  • The story of the ship, its passengers, and life onboard still fascinates us today.
  • One of the ship’s musicians wasn’t officially declared dead until 2000.

The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, has captivated people for 112 years. The stories of survivors, the various explanations as to why it sank, the decades-long search to find the wreck, and the multi-billion-dollar film released in 1997 have all contributed to its enduring place in pop culture.

On September 1, 1985, more than seven decades after the Titanic sank, its wreckage was found during a secret US Navy mission searching for two other missing vessels.

As technology advanced, companies started offering tourists the chance to dive 2.4 miles below the surface and see the wreck for themselves. In June 2023, a submersible, the Titan, with five people aboard, went missing two hours into its journey to the wreckage. The Coast Guard later confirmed the Titan had imploded, killing all five.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the Titanic, including how it was found, what it was like on board, and what secrets we’ve learned from the wreckage.

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