Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

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Almost everyone has heard the tragic story about the “unsinkable” ship which collided with an iceberg. And, a lot of people have also seen the 1997 film by James Cameron which is based on this event.

But, actually, very few people have seen how the real Titanic actually looked like, both after its construction in the early 1900s and after its wreckage was discovered in 1985.

Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic was officially launched on May 31, 1911, by the White Star Line. Titanic was actually built as a response to the competitors’ ocean liners which were breaking White Star Line’s records for speed and size.

  1. Discovering the RMS Titanic Wreck
Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

The wreck of the RMS Titanic was discovered in 1985 by Robert Ballard. Prior to this, there had been various expeditions which failed. The reason behind Titanic’s discovery was the invention of Argo, a deep-sea submersible that could be remotely controlled.

2. A Propeller Found Underwater

Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

Thanks to Argo, one of the three propellers was found in the wreckage of the ship. This one was actually from the starboard side of the ship.

Titanic’s side propellers were large 23 feet across, whereas the middle one was 16 feet across.

3. Hefty Propellers

Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

The image that was taken near the end of Titanic’s construction gives you clear idea how massive both the ship and its propellers were. The ship was 883 feet long, making it taller than any building that existed at that time had the ship been placed upright.

4. Honeymooners and Titanic

Rare Photos from the Inside of the Real Titanic

Titanic carried various passengers, including two newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Harder, who were on their honeymoon trip. The woman survived the shipwreck, but her husband died, unfortunately.

The photographer who took a photo of the two, Bernie Palmer, sold the rights to his pictures for $10. He probably wouldn’t have done that had he known how much his photos would be worth in the years to come.

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