Titanic Facts For Kids – Facts About The Titanic For Kids

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Thank you for stopping by to check out some fun Titanic Facts For Kids! One of the most fascinating and sad events in our history was the sinking of the Titanic passenger ship. It was a ship that was built to be unsinkable only to crash into an ice burg and sink on it’s maiden voyage.

Titanic Facts For Kids

Facts About The Titanic For Kids

The news of this giant unsinkable ship shocked the world during it’s time. It was such an incredible part of our past it spawned many different iterations to be portrayed on the silver screen. The big one titled appropriately “Titanic” has been titanic facts for kids sinkingone of the highest grossing films of all time. James Cameron used his real life passion for the Titanic ship as motivation to make an incredible film. James Cameron not only directed the movie, but has taken many submarine voyages to visit the real Titanic on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Today, I wanted to share with you some fascinating Titanic facts for kids and adults alike. I think you will learn some things that you never knew about the incredible Titanic!

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Fun And Interesting Titanic Facts For Kids

Check out some of these amazing and cool quick facts about the Titanic.

The TiTanic Fast Facts
What Is It – A giant passenger ship (boat)
What year? – Sank in 1912
Where? – In between Queenstown (Ireland) and New York City In Atlantic Ocean.
What Is Significant About It – Hit an iceberg and sank.

Titanic Facts For Kids Video

If you would rather just watch a video that contained the facts, you can simply do that below. Most of the facts from this page are in the video I made below. Sometimes it’s a little more fun to watch a video rather than read an article. Check it out!!

 Amazing And Interesting Titanic Facts For Kids

I want to share with you some amazing and interesting facts about the Titanic tragedy that occurred. Hopefully there will be some things here that you did not know!

Quick Titanic Facts For Kids


♦ Late in the night on April 14th, 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg and ended up sinking early in the morning on April 15th, 1912.

♦ The exact number of people who lost their lives from the titanic sinking is not 100% accurate because they know there were many that were not listed on the ships manifest.

♦ They think there were about 2,222 passengers on the titanic when it hit the iceberg. There were 1,517 people that lost their lives and 715 survived.

♦One of the largest mistakes that the Titanic made was thinking it was unsinkable. This confidence in the ship led them to make the decision to not put enough lifeboats on the Titanic. They only had enough room to get half of the ships people on a lifeboat. There were 16 boats that held 65 each which comes to 1,040. With all the craziness and panic, many lifeboats left with only a few people on board. If all lifeboats would have been filled correctly, over 1,000 could have been saved.

♦The titanic was on it’s first or maiden voyage when it hit the iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. It was traveling from Southhampton England to New York City.

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♦ The titanic used 29 boilers to fuel two large main steam engines.

♦ The Titanic’s official name was the RMS Titanic, RMS stood for “Royal Mail Steamer”.

♦There was a sea law in place during the time that the Titanic sank that stated that all women and children were to be rescued first. There were a few people that violated that law but for the most part it was followed. Most of the people who lost their lives on the Titanic were men.

♦The captain of the Titanic was very proud, he made the decision to go down with his ship. His name was Edward John Smith.

♦Thomas Andrews was the head engineer of the Titanic, he was on board when the Titanic sank into the Atlantic ocean. He was one of the people that deemed it unsinkable. What Andrew could not have ever known was the damage the iceberg did to the Titanic. It cut a 300 foot slash into the side of the Titanic, which caused water to fill up in 5 of the 15 hulls.

Titanic Facts For Kids Frequently Asked Questions

Facts About The Titanic F.A.Q.

Who was the Titanic’s Captain?

Edward John Smith. He was a proud man, and went down with his ship.
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Where was the Titanic built?

Belfast, Northern Ireland.

How long did it take to build the Titanic?

Building began in March of 1909 and ended in May of 1911, about 2 years.

What did the Titanic look like on the inside?

Check out a couple of the pictures below, it was built for royalty.

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How big was the Titanic?

It was the largest man made moveable object ever constructed. It was 92.5 feet wide and 882 feet long, which is longer than 3 football fields.

How many people died on the Titanic?

As a result of not enough lifeboats approximately 1500 people died. Most of which were men since there was a sea law that said women and children must be rescued first.

How many people survived from the Titanic?

Only 715 of the 2,222 approximate passengers were rescued. The lifeboats on the Titanic were only able to hold slightly over 1,000 people.

How long did it take the Titanic to sink?

A ship that had taken nearly 3 years to build sank in less than 3 hours. The Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40 at night and sank at 2:20 AM the next morning.

Who was the last Titanic survivor?

Milvina Dean, pictured below, was the last Titanic survivor. She was only 9 weeks old when she was rescued from one of the lifeboats. She lived until she was 97 and passed away on the Titanic’s 98th anniversary.  She was traveling to Kansas City as an emigrant where her father was going to run a tobacconists’s shop.

Milvina Dean last titanic survivorThank you for stopping by! I hope that you were able to find some things that you did not know about before you read this article. I had a blast learning and researching the Titanic so that I could bring you these facts.

This tragic entry in our history is a constant reminder that we are not now nor will ever be more powerful that mother nature. It’s lessons like this that we learn from and do our best to not repeat in the future.

Titanic Facts For Kids

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  1. do you know who the lookouts that spotted the iceberg was?

  2. Ugn,that’s good, but a little scary! I really enjoy the video u put on, thank u!

  3. Pingback: Titanic Scavenger Hunt | Read Your Little Heart Out

    • Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, a designation which dates back to 1840,[1] is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Any vessel designated as “RMS” has the right both to fly the pennant of the Royal Mail when sailing and to include the Royal Mail “crown” logo with any identifying device and/or design for the ship.


  4. RMS means rolial madden ship its all history RMS titanic was my dream to go on
    but it sank sadly I was not born yet

  5. this really helped with my homework 🙂

  6. I don’t think it sank just because of the ice berg but also the presher put on the stucture

  7. Why say it was an “unsinkable ship” if it killed lots of people,you really can’t be positive that it won’t sink.We are doing a report on the Titanic for Language Arts. (^0^)/\(^0^)

  8. If I could go back in time,like in Doctor Who,I would try and save many people’s lives.I would come prepared with an airplane,or a big ship.No salutes,I don’t need to be thanked. 🙂

    • if you watch doctor who he said in pompeii he cannot change everything that he wants to because it would change history which would then destroy the universe

  9. This is a really sad story and it helped me for my homework which is a Titanic project.

  10. it is really helpful

  11. how did the people get the lifeboats if it was sink and how did people swim in the water.

  12. Cool page!

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