The Death of a Titan


14 years before the Titanic tragedy, Morgan Robertson published a novel titled 'Futility'. This fictitious novel was about the largest ship ever built hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on an April night. The fictional ship (named Titan) and the real ship Titanic were both designed similarly and their tragedies were remarkably alike. Both of the ships had been labeled unsinkable.

Quicker Facts..

- Two canines were among the survivors of the Titanic survivors.

- There were no cats brought on board the Titanic, although, cats are often brought in to ships for good luck.

- The Titanic was about as long as the Empire State building is tall.

- At first, the Titanic's design only included three funnels (smokestacks). The funnel towards the stern was added to make the Titanic look more impressive. It was supposed to give the feeling of "power and grace". This funnel only functioned as an air vent.