* White Star Line, the owners of Titanic, was in competition with Cunard, who were the owners of the Lusitania. The Lusitania was torpedoed off the Old Head of Kinsale in 1915, and 169 of the recovered bodies were buried in Cobh. White Star Line placed emphasis on luxury with speed being of primary interest to Cunard.
* An ice rink in Nova Scotia was turned into a temporary morgue in the aftermath of the tragedy.
* Some passengers on board Titanic should not have been travelling onboard, but had been transferred to it because of a coal strike that affected sailings.
* The Captain, Captain Edward J. Smith, was due to retire after the maiden voyage of Titanic. He was one of the fatalities of the Titanic.
* One of the most well known, and wealthiest, passengers on Titanic was John Jacob Astor IV who was travelling with his pregnant wife Madeleine. He is said to have purchased a lace shawl for her during the stop in Queenstown.
* In the early hours of April 15th 1912 radio operators transmitted CQD (Come Quick Danger) to be followed by SOS, which was a relatively new signal at that time.
*Michel Marcel, a French tailor, was estranged from his wife and abducted his two sons on Easter Sunday. He boarded Titanic with them and he was lost, but had handed over his two sons to fellow passengers, one of whom was an Irish lady from Co. Westmeath. Their names had been changed to Hoffman by Marcel, but their mother was later to be reunited with them in May 1912 and took them back to France on board the Oceanic.
* The Titanic wreck was discovered in 1985 by Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel.
* Captain Smith stayed at the bridge, the band played on, the Marconi wireless radio operators continued sending their distress signals until the very end.
* Titanic has many location associations
It was built in Belfast
It began its maiden voyage from Southampton
Its first stop after Southampton was Cherbourg
Its next, and final, stop was Cobh
It hit the iceberg south of Newfoundland
On June 8, 1912, a rescue ship returned to St. John’s bearing the last recovered Titanic corpse
150 unknown victims of Titanic were buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia
In Las Vegas there is a semi permanent exhibition of Titanic artefacts