Undoubtedly, it can be said that titanic is second to none in case of popularity and fame in comparison with the vastness. Many ships sink every year in different oceans. It’s a common phenomenon. Then why the name “Titanic” makes so much interest in the mind of the people? Only its vastness is responsible to this interest. Really, it was a vast and gigantic ship. It can be called a giant on the water.
This ship was the first one in so large size that people had ever seen. Still after so many years it is equally popular among the modern people. People gradually come to know that this titanic was the biggest ship in different aspects.
However, still there raise a question in the mind of the curious people. How big was the Titanic?
This gigantic ship titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland. The construction of this ship began in March 31, 1909. Its hull was launched on May 31, 1911. And finally in the following year its total outfitting was completed in 31st March. The gross register tonnes of the titanic were 46328. The length of this vast ship was 269.1 m or 882 ft and nine inches. Its beam measured 92 ft or 28 m. Its draught was 10.5 m or 34 ft. and seven inches. The depth was 19.7 m or 64 ft and six inches.
In the ship, there were nine decks and every deck was marked by A through to G. This RMS Titanic was owned by White Star Line. Can you imagine now? How big was the Titanic? As you come to know how vast, the size of the Titanic was, it’s also necessary to know whether there was a sister vast ship to the Titanic. In fact, Titanic was one of the three vast ships. Another two are the Britannic and the Olympic. Most probably the Britannic was given name Gigantic. However, after the tragic sinking of the Titanic the name was reconsidered.
The owner company at first decided that only 20 lifeboats would be carried. This could accommodate 52% of the people aboard. However, later the company provided more lifeboats than required. Even so, this extra lifeboat accommodation was according to the scientists. So there was no risk in this regard. Again, these lifeboats comprised 16 more wooden lifeboats. Each of the extra lifeboats had the capacity to carry 65 persons. There were also collapsible lifeboats, which had the capacity to carry 47 persons. This vast ship as well had sixteen water resistant compartments so that the ship may not sink. Now I think the questioners get their answer to the question “How big was the Titanic”? Really, it was a gigantic ship in the world.
The owner company and the constructors made a proper scientific measurement in building Titanic. They made it completely capable of making voyage. There grew no doubt in any mind. However, after all these arrangements and well managements what happened to this so called unsinkable ship? The ship sank on its maiden voyage. In fact, nothing is impossible in this world. This proverb proves real with this sinking of Titanic. The people may think how big was the Titanic? How can it sink? However, it’s true that it sank through it was called unsinkable.