Staggering Titanic Photos You Have Never Seen Before

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

The First-Class Lounge

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)The first-class lounge was, obviously, only accessible for those first-class guests that were on board the spectacular ship. The wealthy and elite frequently visited this first-class lounge. And, there was a hefty price tag that came with this too! All the details in this room were extremely extravagant.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

The Smoking Lounge

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)As you can see, the design is extremely elaborate - and you would expect nothing less for the smoking lounge on the Titanic. A gorgeous skylight window with stained glass makes the room look so elegant. Did you know that some of the stained glass window frames can actually still be found at the wreckage site?!

First Class Bathroom

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)Overall, the Titanic was a huge ship. But, did you know that there were a whopping 840 guest bedrooms on the ship. 416 of these were first class, 162 were in second class and there were 262 in third class. There were approximately 2,200 people on the voyage.

The Veranda Cafe

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)If you were a first class passenger, then you had access to certain areas of the ship that other guests didn't have access to. So, first class passengers were the only ones who could use the Veranda Cafe. The whole theme of the cafe was tropical, they even imported palm trees!

Sitting Room In Luxury Cabin

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)This image shows the inside of the ships most luxurious cabin. This sitting room is located in one of the Parlous Suites and there were only four of them. Included in this room are multiple fireplaces and a private sitting area. Back in the day a ticket cost $4,350 which equals around $115,060 in today's money.

A Second-Class Sleeping Cabin

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)The facilities that were available in the second-class rooms on the Titanic, were probably equivalent to first class cabins in other ships at the time. So, to put it into monetary terms a room like this cost approximately $60. In today's term, it translates to roughly $1,700.

Second Class-Cabin

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)This is the second-class accommodation that was available on board the titanic. This amazing, large cabin could sleep a maximum of four people. These cabins weren't always as opulent as as the first-class cabins, but you wouldn't be complaining if you had one of these!

The Grand Stair Case

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)Now, you only got to see this amazing, grand staircase if you were in the first class cabin. This amazing centre-piece had an extremely intricate design. At the top of the staircase, was a huge glass dome above. Ornate clocks, iron railings and gorgeous wooden carvings made this centre-piece what it was.

The Food Was Incredible

(Image Source/ goodhousekeeping)If you were going to eat anywhere on board the titanic, then this was the place to go! The meals they served here were unlike anything you can image. In fact, on evening they actually served a full 10 course meal with the liked of lamb, poached salmon and chocolate eclairs.

Mother And Daughter Survive

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)Here is a mother alongside her daughter. Both of them survived the Titanic. As we can see in the mother's face, she is still completely scarred by the experience here. Most of the passengers aboard the Titanic did were not able to survive, these two were given a place on the lifeboat.

Two Babies Survive

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)Similarly, these two small baby brothers were taken from the ship and put onto a life boat. Due them being so small they were prioritised when they were found and put onto the ship. As for their parents, it is unknown what happened to them. They were too young to realise what was happening.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)Molly Brown is a famous figure of the Titanic. Not only did she survive herself, but she also helped other passengers survive too. And, when they went back to the wreckage she went along to help try and find people who had been left behind and had not been able to be saved on the life-boat.

A Fundraiser For Survivors

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is after the tragic incident. This is during a fundraiser that was held specifically for Titanic survivors, to raise money to help them. Those who had lost everything or those who needed help after the experience. We can see there was a huge turnout for the event.

First Class

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is a bunch of passengers who are in first class on the boat. The treatment between classes differed massively back then. As we can see, they are being served drinks as they sit out on the deck on sun loungers draped with blankets. This was not long before the tragedy occurred.

Being Eaten Away

(Image Source/ entertales)This is a real-life photo of the ship as it is today. The ship lay undiscovered for 70 years because no boat could survive the pressure that far down into the ocean. Then new technology allowed people to explore and take photos. It shows a  bacteria which thrives in extreme conditions eating away at the shipwreck.

A Digital Reconstruction

(Image Source/ entertales)This is a digital reconstruction of the Titanic ship. After the ship had been able to be discovered, it led to the realisation that it had broken in half before sinking. With this reconstruction, it allows us to see exactly where the ship snapped in two.

The Immediate News Report

(Image Source/ entertales)This shows one of the most immediate news reports that came after the Titanic crashed into the iceberg and sank. The most immediate report actually claimed that no lives had been lost. As we can see this one is more up-to-date, yet still not fully informed.

Abandoned Shoes

(Image Source/ entertales)These were a pair of shoes found and left in the exact same place as a memory of the Titanic of the lives lost. These shoes have been left abandoned in the panic and chaos of the events of that terrible day. Photos such as these are a chilling reminder of all of those lives affected.

The Captain Chatting To Passengers

(Image Source/ Mindblowingfacts)These are rare photos of the captain out and about on the ship. He is talking to his crew on the first photo and in the second photo he is casually chatting to a passenger. It feels very surreal to be able to see these photos from on-board the Titanic after knowing what happened.

The Captain Looking Through A Telescope

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Again, here is a photo where we can see the captain of the Titanic. Here he has been captured on camera whilst he is peering through a telescope. The very telescope which was used to see the ice berg which sunk the Titanic. We can also see the passengers aboard the ship.

Eva Hart

(Image Source/ entertales)This is Eva Hart. Her memory is now famous because she was a survivor of the ship and she went on to live to the age of 91 from being such a young girl on the Titanic. Here she is with her mother and father. She escaped due to the mother and child policy alongside her mother. Her father sank with the ship.

The Lifeboats

(Image Source/ entertales)Here are the life-boats, not yet occupied by those who were rescued. here they are on the Titanic. It is one of the great tragedies not just that the Titanic crashed, but there were only enough lifeboats to fit one-third of all the passengers. Seeing them here is a line is a haunting reminder.

The Updated News

(Image Source/ entertales)Back then, the news was of course less efficient and there was no such thing as online news. People had to wait for the release of the newspaper. Here we can see it broadcasting for the first time, the fact that thousands of lives had been lost during the tragedy.

J.P Morgan

(Image Source/ entertales)This is J.P Morgan. He was a millionaire and he had booked a great suite on the ship. In fact, his rich friend was also going to be joining him on the ship. He pulled out of the voyage very last minute due to illness. But some people think that he knew what would happen and he warned his friend not to go too.

The Federal Reserve

Reserve Banks Open for Business | Federal Reserve History(Image Source/ entertales)Here he is again. The conspiracy does not just stem from the fact he pulled out last minute. But it comes from the fact that he would have benefited from the sinking of the ship as it would lead to the creation of the federal reserve - which it did.

A Prophecy

(Image Source/ entertales)This was a novel written by Morgan Robertson 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic. The book is about a great ship called the Titan which crashes into an iceberg and sinks. The front cover shows a ship and an iceberg. The subject of the book is uncannily similar to the Titanic disaster.

The Unknown Ship

(Image Source/ entertales)Eva Hart has given many accounts of that night due to being one of the survivors who lived a long time after the Titanic. She claimed that she saw a ship a few miles away that very same night. There are no accounts of this but some people believe it was an illegal seal hunting ship which concealed its journey.

The Unfilled lifeboats

(Image Source/ entertales)When we see photos such as this it is heart-breaking. As we know, there were no way near enough lifeboats for the passengers. And, as we see here the first lifeboats that were filled were not even filled to capacity, they were half full. Which means more passengers could have been saved.

The Band

(Image Source/ entertales)We all know the heart wrenching story of the band that went down with the ship, playing as they knew they were sinking. the band had eight members and they decided to play for the rest of the passengers, knowing that they were sacrificing their lives by doing so. Here is one of the violins from the ship.

Charles Joughin

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)Charlies Joughin was one of the bakers aboard the ship. He became famous for surviving the ship, he stayed on board drinking alcohol and he threw chairs over board so that people could use them as floating devices. He managed to survive the freezing cold waters.

Being Built

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This shows the Titanic when it was still under construction. It is a strange thing to see the Titanic before it was made, knowing the horrors of how it was destroyed soon after. At this point, the ship was almost ready and the final building was being done.

Before It Set Off

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is the ship before it took off. This gives us a perspective of the scale of the ship - this is one of the propellers and the men in comparison look miniscule. It gives us a feeling of the magnitude of the ship. It was one of the biggest boats ever to be made.

Captain Henry Rostron With Survivors

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is Captain Henry Rostron surrounded by survivors. They were being given an award. As we can see, they are in their ships uniform here again. It must have been a strange experience to put the uniform back on again after the trauma they experienced.

Survivors Being Rescued

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)In this image we see a recreation of the survivors being hauled along the side of the ship. You can see one ship in the front and two following behind. These are some of the passengers who managed to be rescued. Most of them were children or women due to the policy put in place.

Memorial

(Image Source/ Mindblowingfacts)This is a Titanic memorial in New York to honor everyone who was involved, all of those who died or lost a family member and, those who survived and lived with the grief. It serves as a constant reminder of one of the biggest nautical tragedies ever.

Funeral Service

(Image Source/ Mindblowingfacts)This is a funeral service after the Titanic had sunk. It is a funeral service that commemorated all of those aboard the ship who lost their life. It wasn't a singular service but in honour of the thousands of lives that were lost on that terrible day.

Aboard the Lifeboat

(Image Source/ Mindblowingfacts)Here we have a photo of one of the life-boats. It is filled with passengers. There was actually supposed to have been a life-boat drill that morning which had been scheduled and canceled. As a result, even the life-boats that were available were not filled as much as they could have been.

The Titanic Bell That Rang Out The Warning

Image Source / ReferenceThe Titanic's bell was discovered at the bottom of the ocean - the very bell that was rang three times by sailor Frederick Fleet to warn the ship of the incoming iceberg. The bell is now on display at the Titanic Museum in Massachusetts, USA. A ship's bell is known as her heart.

Survivors Gathered At Millbay Docks

Image Source / ReferenceSome of the survivors - all crewmembers - were taken to Plymouth a few weeks after the Titanic had sank. 86 members of the crew stayed overnight here at Millbay Docks in Plymouth and were then sent to Southampton on a train. One man of 83 on one of the ship's watches recalled that only 8 of the 83 men on that shift survived.

The Titanic Memorial In London

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This memorial for the victims of the Titanic was held at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The amount of people who turned up would have filled the cathedral twice over. Thousands of people were lining the streets. The memorial was for the estimated 1,517 people who died when the ship sank.

The Ship's Departure From Southampton

Image Source / ReferenceOn what was an exciting and joyous day at the time, the Titanic took her maiden voyage from Southampton docks. This first voyage was meant to be one of many, but nobody knew that when the ship left Southampton, it would be the first and last time. And those on board didn't know the horror in store.

 18 Out Of 20 Lifeboats Were Used

Image Source / ReferenceAnd some of these were not filled to maximum capacity. The 20 lifeboats could only accommodate around half of the amount of people on board, and only 18 of the 20 were used and filled to half of what they could have taken. Many lifeboats were afraid of returning in case they were sunk by victims trying to climb on board.

Dishes Used By Wealthy Guests Now Lying At The Bottom Of The Ocean

Image Source / ReferenceMore than 6,000 meals were prepared every day during Titanic's voyage. The ship's last meal was eaten by the most wealthy guests with a lavish spread. The feast served on these plates included oysters, salmon, lamb, beef, wine, champagnes and desserts, to name only a few.

The First Class Dining Lounge

Image Source / ReferenceThe largest room on the ship was actually the first-class dining lounge. The room could fit 500 wealthy passengers, who would be expected to dress in white tie and gowns for their meals. Dinners served in this room could actually be up to eleven different courses.

The Two Pieces Of The Ship Were Found Over 500 Meters Apart

Image Source / ReferenceWhen the ship split in two, the two parts of the Titanic did not sink to the bottom of the ocean in the same place, with a significant different between where the parts were found. The wreck is around 12,500 feet below the ocean. The wreck was first discovered in 1985, and thousands of items have been recovered from it since.

An Alternate View Of The Grand Staircase

Image Source / ReferenceYou might have thought that the famous grand staircase was only the one main part that's so famous now, seen looking upwards with the statue at the bottom of the bannister. Here you can see how huge it really was, with the levels leading in different directions.

Could Binoculars Have Saved The Ship?

Image Source / ReferenceAt the time the iceberg was noticed, binoculars had not been used, because it wasn't believed there were any on board. However, this pair of binoculars was actually stored in a locker, but the man responsible had forgotten to leave the key to it. One lookout later said that if the binoculars had been available, the iceberg would have been spotted early enough, but others have claimed it was too dark to have made a difference.

The Promenade Deck

Image Source / ReferenceThe Promenade Deck was an outside space available for first-class passengers to stroll and get some fresh air. Deck chairs were available to be rented, and some people played games on deck, like cards or chess. Some of the deck chairs were found after the ship sank, and are now displayed in museums.

Frederick Dent Ray Was The Longest Surviving Crew Member

Image Source / ReferenceRay was one of the crew members who survived the Titanic, and he went on to live a full life and died at the age of 97. At his death, he was the longest living person among those from the crew who had survived. He helped passengers into lifeboats, and caught a child that was thrown down to him so that he could move it to safety.

Plumbing System

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is the real plumbing system from the Titanic. Of course, this is a recent photo which has been taken when the system is old and rusted and we can see how it has decomposed at the bottom of the ocean. Nevertheless to see real-life photos from inside of the ship is fascinating.

Eva Hart In Old Age

(Image Source/ allthatsinteresting)This is Eva Hart when she had grown old. One of the famous survivors of the Titanic. Years later, she could not talk about her experiences even with her own mother who was also a survivor of the Titanic. Only years later did she start to talk and after a while, she gave detailed accounts which have become historical information.