RMS Titanic ship is still the unforgettable one that will last in the memory of people forever. The Titanic ship whose worst end is still a mystery to so many people.
The Titanic ship-building company Harland & Wolff started building ships in 1909 in Belfast, Ireland. They build that giant ship within two years.
The Titanic left Southhampton, England on 10 April 1912 to begin its trans-Atlantic journey to New York. On the doomsday of 15 April 1912, it sank into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Royal Mail Ship Titanic was one of the largest and most luxurious cruise liners of the day. There were 100,000 people gathered at the dock of Belfast, Ireland on March 31, 1911, to watch the launch of the ship.
On 15 April, we are making the 111-year anniversary of the RMS Titanic.
In this article, we will see the real image of the Titanic ship, the Actors who played the real characters in the Titanic movie, the reason behind the ship sinking into the ocean, and interviews with the people who survive its demise.
Titanic Ship History
RMS Titanic ship was a heavy build ship that sank into the ocean on 15 April 1912, on its Maiden and first voyage. The ship had all the luxuries of that time with a Turkish bath, gymnasium, saltwater swimming pool, and a grand hall for a ball party.
It had 2,200 passengers including the crew members with 1,500 died when the ship got sunk.
History through the Real Images of Titanic Ship -:
Titanic’s first trial begins on 2nd April 1912 in Belfast, Ireland.
Titanic at the Southhampton dock during the time of its departure on 10th April 1912.
Titanic had 35 engineers who all died while saving the lives of the people of the Titanic.
The Titanic ship left Queenstown harbor and sank while en route to the United States.
Purser Huge Walter McElroy and Captain Edward J. Smith aboard the Titanic during the run from Southampton to Queenstown, England. The man who took the photograph was Rev.F.M.Browne got off at Queenstown, three days before the ship hit an iceberg and sank.
Survivors of the Titanic were greeted by their relatives on their return to Southampton.
Molly Brown presented an award to Carpathia Captain Arthur Rostron for his main contribution during the rescue mission.
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Titanic Movie Characters Based on Real People
James Cameron’s movie Titanic is the best movie of all time, It shows the real sinking of the Titanic in the reel, which still amazes the audience with its best visual effects and cinematography.
Many characters in the movie are based on real people who are on the RMS Titanic ship that sank on the 15th of April 1912.
But many people were curious about the real Jack and Rose, but the fact is It was the complete imagination of David Cameron’s mind, they are not real.
Actress Kathy Bates as Molly Brown
Kathy Bates played the character of Molly Brown in Titanic. In real life, she was famously known as “The unsinkable” Molly Brown.
Actor Eric Braeden Played a Role of John Jacob Astor
Eric Braeden played the character of America’s first millionaire John Jacob Astor who was on the ship with his wife.
Actor Victor Garber Played a Role of Thomas Andrews
Thomas Andrews is a British shipbuilder and managing director of Harland & Wolff shipbuilding company. He deliberately drowned himself in the Grand Hall of the Titanic ship due to regret. His character is played by actor Victor Garber
Actor Bernard Hill Played a Role of Captain E.J.Smith
The Titanic’s famous captain E.J. Smith is played by the actor Bernard Hill. He was responsible for the Titanic ship accident. He was sailing the ship through the Atlantic icebergs at the high speed of 22 knots.
Actors Lew Palter and Elas Raven as Isidor and Ida Strauss
The famous couple in the movie who brought tears to many audiences is Isidor and Ida Straus a co-owner of R.H.Macy & Co. played by the actors Lew Palter and Elsa Raven.
Actor Jonathan Hyde Played a Role of Ismay
Bruce Ismay was the managing director of White Star Line shipbuilding company. He was widely criticized for boarding the ship earlier instead of staying behind with the crew. His character is played by the actor Jonathan Hyde.
Actor Bernard Fox Played a Role of Archibald Gracie
Historian Archibald Gracie was the last one to leave the ship before it sank. He wrote an unfinished book name “The Truth About the Titanic” but died due to hypothermia complications as a result of the Titanic sinking accident. It’s available today as ” Titanic: A Survivor’s Story”. His character is played by the Actor Bernard Fox.
Actor Ewan Stewart Played a Role of McMaster Murdoch
First Officer William McMaster Murdoch shoot himself after shooting two others. But it is still a mystery whether Murdoch took his own life or not. Actor Ewan Stewart’s played that role.
Actor Michael Ensign Played a Role of Benjamin Guggenheim
A mining tycoon Benjamin Guggenheim was asleep when the Titanic ship hit the iceberg. He and his valet Victor Gilio pleasantly got dressed and waited out the ship’s sinking near the Grand Staircase by drinking brandy and smoking cigars. Actor Michael Ensign portrayed that character in the movie
Actor Johnathan Evans Jones played a Famous Musician
The cheerful Vilonist who led his band in a sorrowful performance of “Nearer, My God, to Thee” in their final moments. It was one of the most emotional scenes in the Titanic movie. Actor Jonathan Evans-Jones played the character beautifully.
Actor Scott Anderson Played a Role of Frederick Fleet
The one person who first spotted the iceberg and alerted the crew members was Frederick Fleet. His role was played by actor Scott Anderson. He shouted, “Iceberg, right ahead!” when he saw it, He survived the sinking and served in World War I and II.
Actor Gregory Cook Played a Role of Jack Phillips
The famous wireless operator Jack Phillips ignored the call of the iceberg warning. He was the first one who sends the distress call after the ship struck the iceberg. Actor Gregory Cooke John played that character.
Actor Craig Kelly played the role of Harold Bride
Harold Bride was the junior wireless operator on board the Titanic, He did survive the sinking testified during the Senate inquiry about it. His character is portrayed by the actor Craig Kelly.
Actor Johnathan Phillips Played a Role of Charles Lightoller
Charles Lightoller served as the second officer on the Titanic. He survived the sinking and continued to work for the White Star Line and later served in World War I. His character is played by the actor Jonathan Phillips.
The Secret Behind the Titanic Ship Accident
For decades scientists are finding the answer to how the Titanic ship sank into the ocean. Finally, they find it but it is not what we are expecting it.
The RMS Titanic ship that sank on its first voyage in 1912, when it crashed into an iceberg. It killed 1,500 people out of its 2,200 passengers.
At that time it was considered to be the best ship ever made that has no weakness and is unsinkable. It was built with the best possible design and materials but after all that best design it sank into the ocean.
The Titanic left so many questions when it sank into the ocean. Many people at that time wanted to know where it sank and its location in the deep ocean.
The Chronological order of new findings of How that ship sank into the ocean –
1. When was the Titanic shipwreck discovered?
The wreck of the Titanic was first discovered by oceanographer Robert Ballard in 1985. Who discovered the ship wreckage off the coast of Newfoundland 2.5 miles deep down into the Atlantic Ocean. He found out that the ship had broken into two pieces when it sank into the ocean. When he brought the first pieces of the ship to the surface, it raised questions regarding the quality of the steel used to build that ship.
2. Two Researchers Who Find Out the Reason Behind the Titanic Ship Accident
In the book What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries, Jennifer Hooper McCarty, a material scientist at Oregon Health and Science University, and Tim Foecke, a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology made the discovery of the ship wreckage that it was not the steel it was the rivets. Rivets are the metal pins that held the steel hull plates together.
McCarthy and Foecke began examining the 48 rivets brought up from the Titanic Ship Wreck and they found it contained a high concentration of “slag”, a residue of smelting that can make metal fracture prone.
They also found out in the Harland & Wolff (a company that build the Titanic ship) archives that the company was pressured to build the three-large ship cruise together. Because of this pressure, they use low-quality of materials.
When the ship hit the iceberg weaker iron rivets in the bow popped, opening seams in the hull and hurrying the demise of the ship. According to Foecke, it was not an accident, flooding stopped at the point in the hull where the steel rivets began.
3. Other Reason for the Titanic Ship Accident?
Titanic Captain E.J. Smith was sailing the ship at the High Speed
Titanic Captain E.J. Smith was sailing the massive ship at high speed (22 knots) through the iceberg-heavy waters of the North Atlantic was also the reason for the Titanic ship accident.
He was sailing the ship at high speed because he was trying to better the crossing time of Titanic’s sister ship, The Olympics.
The Wireless Radio Operator Dismissed a Key Iceberg Warning
Less than an hour before the Titanic ship hit the iceberg, another nearby ship the Californian radioed it to say it had been stopped by dense field ice. The radio operator “Jack Phillip” considered the other ship warning as non-urgent and didn’t pass it along.
The warning message didn’t begin with the prefix “ Message Service Grant” (MSG), which would have required the captain to directly acknowledge the captain to receive the message.
Interview of the Titanic Survivors
How many people survived the Titanic ship disaster?
There are only 706 people who survived the Titanic ship disaster. Here you can see only a few survivors who gave interviews about the demise of the Real Titanic ship faced.
Millvina Dean the last survivor of the Titanic lived for 97 years and died in 2005. She was only 9 weeks old when her family boarded the famous real Titanic ship.
BBC ON this day covers the interview of the survivors of the Titanic.
In 1956 the two survivors described the incident on BBC On this day episode. Another one is assistant purser Frank W. Prentice in 1979 described, how he survived the Titanic ship.
Another one is Edith Russell who described the Titanic ship disaster story in the British Pathe documentary in 1970.