Only first class passengers were allowed to bring dogs on the voyage and many belonged to prominent families. There were 12 confirmed dogs on board the Titanic including a Toy Poodle, a Fox Terrier, a French Bulldog and millionaire John Jacob Astor's Airedale named Kitty.
Titanic's resident feline, who joined the ship while it was still in Belfast, didn't receive the same first-class treatment as the canine passengers that boarded the ocean liner with their owners. Jenny was a ship cat, meaning she was allowed to roam the decks freely and help keep the rat population under control.
Jenny and her kittens' fate is unknown. Some believe she went down with the ship, while some have witnessed her carrying her kittens off the ship in Southampton. Rumor has it that Jenny's unofficial caretaker Jim saw her leaving the ship with her kittens and saw it as an omen.
So often we think only of the 700 or so survivors and the 1,500 victims who died when the Titanic sank, but they went down alongside a number of non-human animals who came along for the ride. There were 12 dogs on the ship, three of whom made it onto lifeboats and survived.
“Only one cat is known to have been aboard the Titanic, and she is said to have disembarked before the ship left Southampton… A stoker named Jim Mulholland reported that he had cared for the ship's cat, and for its four kittens born en route to Southampton.
Were there horses aboard the Titanic? That's still a mystery. Some sources say there were polo ponies aboard, and there's an unverified story about a German racehorse who had a private paddock on C deck.
The average lifespan of an iceberg in the North Atlantic typically is two to three years from calving to melting. This means the iceberg that sank the Titanic "likely broke off from Greenland in 1910 or 1911, and was gone forever by the end of 1912 or sometime in 1913."
There were a number of animals aboard the RMS Titanic during her disastrous maiden voyage, which ended with the ship sinking on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. The animals included dogs, cats, chickens, birds and an unknown number of rats.
It has also been claimed a pig was present on Titanic's voyage, although this was later proven to be a musical toy pig (pictured left), belonging to passenger Edith Rosenbaum.
Of the 337 bodies recovered, 119 were buried at sea. 209 were brought back to Halifax. 59 were claimed by relatives and shipped to their home communities. The remaining 150 victims are buried in three cemeteries: Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet and Baron de Hirsch.
One of these is a species of bacteria -- named Halomonas titanicae after the great ship -- that lives inside icicle-like growths of rust, called "rusticles." These bacteria eat iron in the ship's hull and they will eventually consume the entire ship, recycling the nutrients into the ocean ecosystem.
One photo shows the Titanic's captain, Captain Smith, holding a Russian wolfhound called Ben, named for industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim, who gave the captain the dog as a gift for his daughter. But Ben never made the journey, as he disembarked before the ship sailed.
The famous ship, which was deemed unsinkable before its April 1912 voyage, and its contents are now protected under the R.M.S. Titanic International Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.
List of child passengers and crew on the Titanic? 128 children aged 14 or under were aboard the Titanic on her maiden voyage. There were 11 first class child passengers, 26 second class, 89 in third class and 2 child crew members.
Historians know the car was on the ship by a documented entry on the ship's cargo manifesto. It is the only automobile known to have been on Titanic and was being shipped in a crate held in a cargo hold located in the forward section of the ship.
There were 128 children aboard the ship, 67 of which were saved. The youngest Titanic survivor was just two months old; her name was Millvina Dean (UK, b. 2 February 1912), and she wasn't even supposed to be on board, nor were her family.
Three small dogs, two Pomeranians and a Pekingese, survived the Titanic disaster cradled in their owners' arms as they climbed into lifeboats. Miss Margaret Hays, aged 24, boarded Titanic at Cherbourg and was travelling home with two friends to New York with her Pomeranian called Lady.
It is reported that amongst the variety of breeds being transported were a few Airedales, a Fox Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Toy Poodle, French Bulldog, Chow-chow, Pekinese and two Pomeranians. Nine of the dogs were kept in an onboard kennel facility where they were walked and fed each day.
Are there skeletons on the Titanic? No intact human bodies or skeletons remain in the Titanic wreckage. The wreck was first located and explored in 1985 and no bodies were visible then, or on any of the other times that it has been visited.
William Mintram (March 1866 – 15 April 1912) was a fireman (stoker) on the RMS Titanic until it struck an iceberg on 14 April 1912. William worked for White Star Line after his release from prison for the murder of his wife.
On the Titanic, women aged 16 to 35 (child-bearing age) were more likely to survive than other age groups, as were children and people with children. On the Lusitania, both women and men aged 16 to 35 were the most likely to have lived through the incident.
No, Rose and Jack Dawson, played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio respectively, aren't based on real people in Titanic – however, certain facets of Winslet's character were inspired by the American artist Beatrice Wood.
"There were never any photographs taken on board the Titanic of the iceberg, only images of ones in the same area in the days before and after," auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said at the time, according to The Independent. "But Capt. Wood's photograph must be the most likely of all of these images.