Titanic Trivia - David Downs & Ken Beck - 1998

Front Cover of Titanic Trivia 1998

Front Cover of Titanic Trivia 1998. GGA Image ID # 10594d242f

On April 10th 1912 ...the RMS Titanic set off on her maiden voyage. Although her destination was America, she sailed instead into history, folklore, and the imaginations of every generation since she sank in the deep icy waters of the Northern Atlantic.

Now the subject of the most successful motion picture of all time, Titanic has risen again into the public consciousness as legions of fans and historians alike, peer into the murky depths, seeking answers as to what happened that dark fateful night.

Join us as we look into those waters and uncover the facts, some fun, some interesting and some startling, behind the the movies, the grand ship, her passengers, and her crew.

All aboard... and welcome to TITANIC


It was claimed “the unsinkable” but in the end it proved to be the unthinkable. After the Titanic went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912, news of the greatest sea calamity of all time hit the rest of the world like a brick hurricane.
Now some 86 years later, tales of the Titanic continue to astonish and tantalize the curious along with the truth seekers and many others who find themselves wanting to know more about the world’s most unfathomable accident.

Who can explain the Titanic’s stronghold on man’s imagination? The ship was the first and the biggest and the last of its kind. And its human cargo included the wealthiest men and women on earth, along with hundreds of immigrants who had little more than the clothes on their backs and a suitcase full of possessions.

That maiden voyage never reached safe harbor as it met its fateful end, but man’s fascination for the Titanic has proven to be never ending.


  • Catalogue in Book
  • Introduction
  • Photo: Titanic Tugged Out of Belfast Harbor
  • 424 Interesting and Fun Titanic Trivia Facts
  • Global Titanic Organizations
  • Selected References

About the Author

Ken Beck is an editor for "The Tennesseean" in Nashville, Tennessee, and a freelance writer.

With coauthor Jim Clark, he has written "Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook", "The All-American Cowboy Cookbook", "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook", "Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts", "Aunt Bee's Mealtime in Mayberry", and "Mayberry Memories".

Back Cover of Titanic Trivia 1998

Back Cover of Titanic Trivia 1998. GGA Image ID # 1059654091

Publication Information

  • Title: Titanic Trivia
  • Editor: Ken Beck
  • Compiled by: David Downs, Ken Beck
  • Edition:  2nd, illustrated
  • Publisher: Premium Press America, 1998
  • Description: 128 pages; 5.5x5.5 in
  • ISBN-10: 1887654429
  • ISBN-13: 9781887654425
  • LCCN: 98-066159
  • Dewey Decimal: 909.091

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