60+ Titanic Trivia Questions and Answers

The Titanic sinking is one of the most famous real life catastrophes. Let’s look at some facts and Trivia about the maiden voyage that would become an icon despite the tragedy.

Titanic Trivia

The Titanic sank in 1914, but its story continues to ring across a century and beyond. The great ship had become a source of much study, knowledge, and culture, even before the movie came out. Let’s look at some Titanic facts that we have discovered from the time the British passenger liner launched to the time its wreckage was discovered.

  • In 1912, RMS Titanic was the largest ship in the world.
  • The ship weighed 825 tons.
  • It cost over $7,500,000 to build the RMS Titanic.
  • Two people died when the Titanic was still being built.
  • More than 1,500 people died in the Titanic sinking.
  • Only 174 third-class passengers survived the ordeal.

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In what year did the Titanic sink?▶ 1912
Who was the female lead in the movie “Titanic”?▶ Kate Winslet
What was the full name of the Titanic?▶ RMS Titanic
Who directed the Titanic movie?▶ James Cameron
What was the name of the character that Kate Winslet played in the Titanic movie?▶ Rose DeWitt Bukater
What was the name of the character that Leonardo Dicaprio played?▶ Jack Dawson
Who played the old Rose in the movie?▶ Gloria Stuart, who was also a real Titanic survivor
When was the Titanic wreck found?▶ September 1, 1985
What was the name of the company that owned the Titanic?▶ White Star Line
Where was the Titanic heading before it sank?▶ New York City
How many first-class passengers were on the Titanic?▶ 324
What day did the Titanic hit the Iceberg and sink?▶ 14 April
How many crew members died on the Titanic?▶ 688
Every when do Cunard ships raise the White Star flag to remember the Titanic’s sinking?▶ Every 15 April
What is the name of the actress who played the Unsinkable Molly Brown in the 1997 movie Titanic?▶ Kathy Bates
In what ocean did the Titanic sink?▶ The North Atlantic Ocean
How many lifeboats were on the Titanic?20
Who directed the 1997 Titanic movie?James Cameron
How long did it take for the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg?2 hours and 40 minutes
How many people were on board the Titanic when it sank?2,224
What was the name of the Titanic’s captain?Edward John Smith
What was the name of the iceberg that the Titanic hit?No name
Who played the role of Jack in the Titanic movie?Leonardo DiCaprio
Who played the role of Rose in the Titanic movie?Kate Winslet
How much did the Titanic movie cost to make?$200 million
Who wrote the song “My Heart Will Go On” for the Titanic movie?James Horner
What was the name of the company that owned the Titanic?White Star Line
What was the Titanic’s final destination?New York City
How many people survived the sinking of the Titanic?710
What was the Titanic’s route before it sank?Southampton to New York
What was the name of the wireless operator who sent the Titanic’s distress signal?John “Jack” Phillips
How long did it take for the rescue ship Carpathia to arrive on the scene?4 hours
What was the name of the ship that was close enough to have saved many lives but didn’t come to the Titanic’s aid?SS Californian
How many Oscars did the Titanic movie win?11
What was the name of the richest passenger on the Titanic?John Jacob Astor IV
What was the name of the newspaper that broke the story of the Titanic sinking?New York Times
How many passengers and crew were on board the Titanic when it sank?2,223
Who played the character of Rose in the Titanic movie?Kate Winslet
How long did it take for the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg?2 hours and 40 minutes
What was the final song played by the Titanic’s band before the ship sank?“Nearer, My God, to Thee”
What was the name of the company that built the Titanic?Harland and Wolff
How many Oscars did the Titanic movie win?11
Who played the character of Jack in the Titanic movie?Leonardo DiCaprio
What was the estimated cost to build the Titanic?$7.5 million
How many people were saved from the sinking of the Titanic?710
What was the name of the ship that was supposed to be the Titanic’s sister ship?The Britannic
Who wrote the screenplay for the Titanic movie?James Cameron
What was the Titanic’s top speed?24 knots
What was the name of the iceberg that the Titanic hit?It didn’t have a name
How many children died in the sinking of the Titanic?Approximately 52
What was the name of the Californian, the ship that saw the Titanic’s distress signals but didn’t come to its aid?The SS Californian
What was the final message sent from the Titanic’s wireless room?“CQD Titanic calling, come at once, we have struck a berg”
What was the estimated value of the Titanic’s cargo when it sank?$420,000
What was the name of the Titanic’s captain?Edward Smith

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