Titanic Facts & Statistics

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Titanic:  By the numbers

The Titanic is possibly the most famous ship that ever sailed the sea. Most people have learned about the Titanic in school, but there are some many other little-known Titanic facts. Below are some additional Titanic facts and statistics:

 *Titanic Was built from 1909-1911*  Harlamd and Wolff started building the Titanic in 1909 and completed it in 1911. Their goal was to build a ship that was unsinkable. However, that goal was not unattained.

April 15, 1912 - 2:20 pm
— Date Titanic Sank

 *Its maiden voyage was completed five days before it sunk*  The Titanic launched on May 31, 1911, but it did not set sail until April 5, 2012. Five days later, it hit an iceberg and sunk. The wreck caused the death of over 1500 people.

 *It was first discovered in 1985*  The remains of the ship were discovered in 1985. This was over 60 years after it had sunk. One Hundred years later, people are still trying to discover more about this fascinating ship. It has been the subject of movies, books and songs.

One of the most famous films, Titanic, was released in 1997. It tells the love story of a young couple, but it is loosely based on some of the real facts that surrounded the Titanic.

Below is a collection of hard facts about RMS Titanic.

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Royal Mail Ship (R.M.S) Titanic - Physical Dimensions


Length: 882 feet, 8 inches/268 meters
Gross tonnage: 46,328 tons
Net tonnage: 24,900 tons
Total capacity: 3547 passengers and crew, fully loaded
Decks: 9 in total (counting the orlop deck) the boat deck, A,B,C,D,E,F,G and below G boiler rooms.
Beam: 92.5 feet/28 meters
Height: 60.5 feet waterline to Boat Deck, 175 feet keel to top of funnels.
Depth: 59.5 feet
Draft: about 34 feet
Engines 2 reciprocating 4 cylinder, triple expansion, direct - acting, inverted engines: 30,000hp 77 rpm.
1 low pressure Parsons turbine: 16,000hp 165rpm
Propellers: 3 ; Centre turbine: 17 feet ; Left/Right wings: 23 feet 6 inches
Boilers: 29 (24 double ended boilers and 5 single ended boilers)
Furnaces: 159 providing a total heating surface of 144,142 sq. feet
Steam pressure 215 P.S.I.
Watertight compartments: 16, extending up to F deck
Lifeboat davits: 14 double acting Welin's with Murrays disengaging gear
Lifeboats: 20 total as follows:
Lifeboats 1 and 2: emergency wooden cutters: 25'2" long by 7'2"
Wide by 3'2" deep; capacity 326.6 cubic feet or 40 persons

Lifeboats 3 to 16: wooden lifeboats: 30' long by 9'1" wide by 4'
deep; capacity 655.2 cubic feet or 65 persons

Lifeboats A, B, C and D: Englehardt "collapsible" lifeboats: 27'5"
long by 8' wide by 3' deep; capacity 376.6 cubic feet or 47 persons
Lifeboat Total Rated Capacity: 1,178 persons
Personal flotation devices: 3560 life jackets and 49 life buoys
Fuel requirement: 825 tons of coal per day
Water consumption: 14,000 gallons of fresh water per day
Top Speed: 23 knots
Staterooms: 840 in total

First Class: 416
Second Class: 162
Third Class: 262 plus 40 open berthing areas
Total capacity: 3547 passengers and crew
Construction and fitting out time: 3 Years
Rivets used in hull: 3 million
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Provisions on board Titanic


Fresh Meat 75,000 lbs

Fresh Fish 11,000 lbs

Salt & dried fish 4,000 lbs

Bacon and Ham 7,500 lbs

Poultry and game 25,000 lbs

Fresh Eggs 40,000

Sausages 2,500 lbs

Potatoes 40 tons

Onions 3,500 lbs

Tomatoes 3,500 lbs

Fresh Asparagus 800 bundles

Fresh Green Peas 2,500 lbs

Lettuce 7,000 heads

Sweetbreads 1,000

Ice Cream 1,750 lbs

Coffee 2,200 lbs

Tea 800 lbs

Rice, dried beans etc.10,000 lbs

Sugar 10,000lbs

Flour 250 barrels

Cereals 10,000 lbs

Apples 36,000

Oranges 36,000

Lemons 16,000

Grapes 1,000 lbs

Grapefruit 13,000

Jams and Marmalade 1,120 lbs

Fresh Milk 1,500 gal

Fresh Cream 1,200 qts

Condensed Milk 600 gals

Fresh Butter 6,000 lbs

Ales and Stout 15,000 bottles

Wines 1,000 bottles

Spirits 850 bottles

Minerals 1,200 bottles

Cigars 8,000

57,600 items of crockery

29,000 pieces of glassware

44,000 pieces of cutlery

Among these:

Tea Cups: 3,000

Dinner Plates: 12,000

Ice Cream Plates: 5,500

Soufflé Dishes: 1,500

Wine Glasses: 2,000

Salt Shakers: 2,000

Pudding Dishes: 1,200

Finger Bowls: 1,000

Oyster Forks: 1,000

Nut Crackers: 300

Egg Spoons: 2,000

Grape Scissors: 1,500

Asparagus Tongs: 400

Linens

Aprons: 4,000

Blankets: 7,500

Table Cloths: 6,000

Bed Covers: 3,600

Eiderdown Quilts: 800

Single Sheets: 15,000

Table Napkins: 45,000

Bath Towels: 7,500

Fine Towels: 25,000

Roller Towels: 3,500

Double Sheets: 3,000

Pillow-slips: 15,000

 
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Royal Mail Ship (R.M.S) Titanic Fares, Wages & Expenses


Cost of a ticket (one way)

    First Class (parlor suite) £870/$4,350 ($83,200 today)

    First Class (berth) £30/$150 ($2975 today)

    Second Class £12/$60 ($1200 today)

    Third Class £3 to £8/$40 ($298 to $793 today)

Note: In 1912, skilled shipyard workers who built Titanic earned £2 ($10) per week. Unskilled workers earned £1 or less per week. A single First Class berth would have cost these workers 4 to 8 months wages.

Fee to send a wireless telegram: 12 shillings and sixpence/$3.12 ($62 today), for the first 10 words, and 9 pence per word thereafter.

Passenger telegrams sent & received during the voyage: over 250.

Cost of the Titanic (in 1912): $7,500,000

Estimated Cost to build Titanic today: over $400,000,000

Crew Salaries

    Captain E.J. Smith, Titanic: £105 a month

    Captain Rostron, Carpathia: £53 per month

    Seaman Edward Buley: £5 a month

    Look-out G.A. Hogg: £5 and 5 shillings a month

    Radio Operator Harold Bride: £48 per month

    Steward Sidney Daniels: £3 and 15 shillings a month

    Stewardess Annie Robinson: £3 and 10 shillings a month

Note: The range of wages was quite extreme in 1912. In today's money, Captain Smith earned about $125,000 per year while Stewardess Robinson earned only $4100 per year!

Passenger Facilities:

    2 Parlor Suites each with a 50 foot private promenade and 67 other First Class Staterooms & Suites. Decorating designs included: Louis Seize, Empire, Adams, Italian Renaissance, Louis Quinze, Louis Quatorze, Georgian, Regency, Queen Anne, Modern Dutch and Old Dutch. Some had marble coal burning fireplaces.

    Gymnasium with rowing machines, a stationary bicycle and an electric horse.

    A heated swimming pool (the first ever built into a vessel).

    Squash court on F deck.

Turkish bath.

    2 Barber shops with automated shampooing and drying appliances available for all classes..

    First & Second class smoking rooms (for the men).

    Reading and writing rooms (for the ladies).

    First & Second class libraries.

    10,488 square foot First Class Dining Saloon. Seating capacity 554.

    Authentic Parisian Cafe with French waiters.

    A Veranda Cafe with live palm trees.

    A piano in the Third Class common room/saloon (a luxury for its day).

    Electric light and heat in every stateroom.

    4 electric elevators complete with operators. (3 in first class, 1 in second class)

    A state of the art infirmary and operating room staffed by Drs. William O'Loughlin and J. Edward Simpson.

    A fully equipped darkroom for amateur photographers to try their skills.

    A 5 kilowatt Marconi wireless radio station for sending and receiving passenger's telegrams.

    A 50 phone switchboard complete with operator for intra-ship calls.

Turkish bath.

    2 Barber shops with automated shampooing and drying appliances available for all classes..

    First & Second class smoking rooms (for the men).

    Reading and writing rooms (for the ladies).

    First & Second class libraries.

    10,488 square foot First Class Dining Saloon. Seating capacity 554.

    Authentic Parisian Café with French waiters.

    A Veranda Cafe with live palm trees.

    A piano in the Third Class common room/saloon (a luxury for its day).

    Electric light and heat in every stateroom.

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