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RMS TITANIC - SPECIFICATIONS

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 the tank top and orlop decks (boiler rooms)
Beam 92.5 feet/28 meters
Height 60.5 feet waterline to Boat Deck, 175 feet keel to top of funnels
Draft 59.5 feet
Engines
 
2 reciprocating 4 cylinder, triple expansion, direct-acting, inverted Engines: 30,000hp 77 rpm.  1 low-pressure
Parson's turbine 16,000hp, 165rpm
Propellers 3 - Center: 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 Quadrants with Murray's disengaging gear
Lifeboats

 


 

20 total
14 wood lifeboats each 30'0" long by 9'1" by 4'0" deep with a capacity of 65 persons each.
2 wood cutters 25'2" long by 7'2" by 3'0" deep with a capacity of 40 persons each.
4 Englehardt collapsible boats 27'5" by 8'0" by 33'0" deep with a capacity of 47 persons each
Lifeboat Total Capacity 1,178 persons
 
Personal floatation 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 (estimated)

 

TITANIC PROVISIONS

57,600 items of crockery

Tea Cups 3,000
Dinner Plates 12,000
Ice Cream Plates 5,500
Souffle Dishes 1,500
Pudding Dishes 1,200
Finger Bowls 1,000
Grape Scissors 1,500
Asparagus Tongs 400

29,000 pieces of glassware

Wine Glasses 2,000
Salt Shakers 2,000

44,000 pieces of cutlery

Oyster Forks 1,000
Nut Crackers 300
Egg Spoons 2,000

Linen

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
Aprons 4,000
Blankets 7,500

Food

Fresh Meat 75,000lbs
Fresh Fish 11,000lbs
Salt and dried fish 4,000lbs
Bacon and Ham 7,500lbs
Poultry and game 25,000lbs
Fresh Eggs 40,000
Sausages 2,500lbs
Potatoes 40 tons
Onions 3,500lbs
Tomatoes 3,500lbs
Fresh Asparagus 800 bundles
Fresh Green Peas 2,500lbs
Lettuce 7,000 heads
Sweetbreads 1,000
Ice Cream 1,750lbs
Coffee 2,200lbs
Tea 800lbs
Rice (Dried beans etc) 10,000lbs
 
Sugar 10,000lbs
Flour 250 barrels
Cereals 10,000lbs
Apples 36,000
Oranges 36,000
Lemons 16,000
Grapes 1,000lbs
Grapefruit 13,000lbs
Jams and Marmalade 1,120lbs
 
Fresh Milk 1,500 gal
Fresh Cream 1,200 qt
Condensed Milk 500 gals
Fresh Butter 6,000lbs
Ales and Stout 15,000 bottles
Wines 1,000 bottles
Spirits 850 bottles
Minerals 1,200 bottles
Cigars 8,000

 

TITANIC CARGO CLAIMED AS LOST

3,364 bags of mail, and between 700 and 800 parcels

One Renault 25 hp automobile owned by passenger William Carter

One Marmalade Machine owned by passenger Edwina Trout

Oil painting by Blondel, "La Circasienne Au Bain" owned by Hokan Bjornstrom-Steffanson.

Seven parcels of parchment of the Torah owned by Hersh L. Siebald

Three crates of ancient models for the Denver Museum, Molly Brown

50 Cases of toothpaste for Park & Tilford

11 bales of rubber for the National City Bank of New York

Eight dozen tennis balls to go to R.F. Downey & Co.

A cask of china for Tiffany's

Five Grand Pianos

Thirty cases of golf clubs and tennis rackets for A.G. Spalding

A jeweled copy of The Rubiyat by Omar Khayam, with illustrations by Eliku Vedder sold for 405 lbs. sterling at auction in March of 1912 to an American bidder. The binding took two years to execute, and the decoration embodied no fewer than 1,500 precious stones, each separately set in gold.

Four cases of opium

 

MORE FACTS

Cost of a ticket (one way)

First Class

Parlor Suite 870 lbs. sterling/$4,350 ($50,000 today)
Berth 30 lbs. sterling/$150 ($1724 today)
   
Second Class 12 lbs. sterling/$60 ($690 today)
Third Class (Steerage) 3 to 8 lbs. sterling /$40 ($172 to $460 today)
 

Note:

In 1912, skilled shipyard workers who built Titanic earned 2 lbs. Sterling ($10) per week.

Unskilled workers earned 1 lbs.. sterling or less per week.

A single First Class berth would have cost these workers 4 to 6 months' wages.

 

Fee to send wireless telegram 12 shillings & sixpence/$3.12 ($36 today), for the first 10 words, 9 pence per word thereafter
Passenger telegrams sent & received during the voyage Over 250

 

Cost of Titanic $7,500,000 ($400,000,000 today)

Crew Salaries

Captain EJ Smith, Titanic 105 lbs. Sterling a month
 
Captain Rostron, Carpathia 53 lbs. Sterling per month
 
Seaman Edward Buley 5 lbs. Sterling a month
 
Look-out G.A. Hogg 5 lbs.5 shillings a month
Radio Operator Harold Bride 48 lbs. per month
 
Steward Sidney Daniels 3 lbs.15 shillings a month
 
Stewardess Annie Robinson 3 lbs.10 shillings a month
 

Note:

The range of salaries was quite extreme in 1912.  In today's money, Captain Smith earned about $72,500 per year while Stewardess Robinson earned only $2400 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 barbershops 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 Café with real 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 staffed by 2 physicians that included an operating room.

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

AA 5-kilowatt Marconi wireless radio station for sending and receiving passenger's telegrams (the most powerful afloat).

A 50 phone switchboard complete with operator for intraship calls.

Passengers

Total on board: 2228

First Class 337
Second Class 285
Third Class (Steerage) 721
 
Crew 885
Survivors 705
Perished 1523
Bodies Recovered 328

Note:

There are quite a few opinions about the number of survivors.

Estimates range from 701 to 713.

705 was the headcount of the survivors aboard Carpathia and seems the most likely correct.

 

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