Basic Titanic information...
    Ever wanted to know just the basics about Titanic? Here they are. We do plan to add to the list whenever posible


    46,328 Gross tons

    21,831 Net tons

    52,310 tons displacement – with a draft of 34 feet 7 inches

    Hull weight at Launch:  23,600 tons

    Length:  850.5 feet  - 882.5 feet overall

    Breadth:  92.5

    Depth from top of keel to top of beam at the lowest point of sheer at C-deck which extends the continuously from bow to stern – 64 feet 9 inches

    Depth of Hold – 59-58 feet

    Height from B to C deck – 9 feet

    Height from A to B deck – 9 feet

    Height from Boat Deck to A deck – 9 feet

    Boat Deck Length – About 500 feet – Height above waterline 58

    A –Deck Length  - About 500 feet – would be longer but these figures were taken from the Board of Trade Hearings – Height 9.6 feet – 48 feet 6 inches from waterline

    B-Deck – Approximately 550 feet – height 9 feet – Height above waterline 39 feet 6 inches

    C- Deck – Whole Length of ship – height 9 feet – Height above waterline 30 feet 6 inches – with length of Forecastle 125 feet and Poop Deck 105 feet

    D – Deck – Whole Length of ship – height 10 feet 6 inches (tapered down at ends) – Height above waterline 20 feet

    E- Deck – Whole Length of Ship – height 9 feet – Height above waterline – 11 feet

    F-Deck – Whole Length of Ship – height 8.6 feet – Height above waterline – 2 feet 6 inches

    G-Deck – 190 feet forward of boilers, 210 feet aft of machinery – 8 feet in height

    Orlop Deck – 190 feet forward of boilers, 210 feet aft of machinery.



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    Decks and Accommodations
    Excerpt from Shipping Casualties
    Loss of the steamship 'Titanic' Circa 1912


    Passengers:  There were approximately 2207 people on Board the Titanic, unfortunately, there is no exact record of everyone that was on board.  All these lists were written by hand, and copies were being prepared by several different people.  With all the last minute bookings and cancellations, in addition to those that missed the ship, it is impossible to tell exactly how many people were on the Titanic.

    Board of Trade Figures 1912  
    Modern figures
    1st  Class
    325 passengers – 203 saved
    1st Class
    329 passengers – 199 saved
      2nd Class
    285 passengers – 118 saved
    2nd Class
    285 passengers – 119 saved
    3rd Class
    706 passengers – 178 saved
    3rd Class
    710 passengers – 174 saved
    885 crew members – 212 saved
    899 Crew members – 214 saved


    The following compasses were supplied

    One Kelvin standard compass, with azimuth mirror on compass platform
    One Kelvin steering compass inside of the wheel house
    One Kelvin steering compass on the captain's bridge
    One light card compass for the docking bridge
    Fourteen spirit compasses for lifeboats.

    All ship compasses were lighted with oil and electric lamps. The were adjusted by Messrs. C.J. Smith of Southampton, on the passage from Belfast to Southampton and from Southampton to Queenstown.

    Distress signals - These were supplied in number and pattern approved by the Board of Trade - 36 socket signals in place of guns, 12 ordinary rockets, 2 Manwell Holmes deck flares, 12 blue lights, and 6 lifebuoy lights.

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