The most financially valuable item Brown lost on the Titanic was a necklace, valued at $20,000. Today, it would be worth $497,400.04.
The 2000 expedition by RMS Titanic Inc. carried out 28 dives during which over 800 artefacts were recovered, including the ship's engine telegraphs, perfume vials and watertight door gears.
After the Titanic sank, searchers recovered 340 bodies. Thus, of the roughly 1,500 people killed in the disaster, about 1,160 bodies remain lost.
The leather satchel was opened to reveal jewelry, a watch, wads of American currency and an object--possibly a stickpin case--with the initials “R.L.B.” It apparently belonged to Richard L.
Robert Ballard, an oceanography professor at the University of Rhode Island, found the wreck two and a half miles below the surface, using submersibles, in 1985. About 100 of the items found in the Titanic's debris field are on display at the science museum through April 20.
Today, there are no survivors left. The last survivor Millvina Dean, who was just two months old at the time of the tragedy, died in 2009 at the age of 97.
2 hours and 40 minutes
Sinking of the Titanic
|"Untergang der Titanic" by Willy Stöwer, 1912|
|Date||14–15 April 1912|
|Time||23:40–02:20 (02:38–05:18 GMT)|
|Duration||2 hours and 40 minutes|
|Location||North Atlantic Ocean, 370 miles (600 km) southeast of Newfoundland|
John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor was the wealthiest passenger aboard Titanic. He was the head of the Astor family, with a personal fortune of approximately $150,000,000. Born on 13 July 1864 to William Astor, he was educated at St. Paul's School, Concord and later went to Harvard.
No. Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, portrayed in the movie by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, are almost entirely fictional characters (James Cameron modeled the character of Rose after American artist Beatrice Wood, who had no connection to Titanic history). The movie's love story is also fiction.
|Fate||Died in the Atlantic ocean of hypothermia|
The Heart of the Ocean in the Titanic film is not a real piece of jewellery, but is hugely popular nonetheless. The jewellery is, however, based on a real diamond, the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond. The Hope Diamond is one of the world's most valuable diamonds; its worth is estimated at around 350 million dollars.
Turns out, using Rose's life-jacket, along with some 'buoyant' intelligence, could have saved the day for Jack. When Cameron saw (on Mythbusters) that Jack could actually have saved himself by pulling off this clever physical trick, he wasn't taken aback.
|Rose DeWitt Bukater|
|Born||1895 (Unknown date) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Death||1996 (see below)|
The idea is that there was ample space for both Rose and Jack to fit on the makeshift raft on which Rose staves off hypothermia before being saved. But instead of sharing, Rose lets Jack cede the entire board to her, leaving him to freeze in the water as she dramatically grips his hands.
Given the rarity of the necklace's blue diamond, Lovett's team surely weren't the only ones looking for it, so throwing it into the ocean ensured that it wouldn't fall into the wrong hands.
No, Rose married after Jack's death and had a child. Rose's adult granddaughter is with old Rose in the beginning and end of the movie.
In a deleted scene, she was last seen boarding the Carpathia. She has survived the disaster, but is led to believe that Rose is dead.
She finally evolves into a confident young woman determined to make her life her own. She changes her name, telling her rescuers that her name is Rose Dawson in honor of her true love, Jack Dawson.
Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater: Cameron said Winslet "had the thing that you look for" and that there was "a quality in her face, in her eyes," that he "just knew people would be ready to go the distance with her".
|Rose DeWitt Bukater|
|Fate||Survived (Picked up by Lifeboat 14)|
|Classification||Fictional character, but similarities with Madeline (First class passenger) and Rose Amelie Icard (Who was not a wealthy socialite but a maid to one of the first-class passengers)|
|Portrayal||Young Rose – Kate Winslet Old Rose – Gloria Stuart|