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

    Hull number: 401

    Registration number: 131,428

    Length over all: 882ft. 9in.

    Length between perpendiculars: 850ft.

    Breadth extreme: 92ft. 6in.

    Depth molded to shelter deck: 64ft. 3in.

    Depth molded to bridge deck: 73ft. 3in.

    Total height from keel to navigating bridge: 104ft.

    Load draft: 34ft. 6in. - 34ft. 7in. upon completion

    Displacement at load draft: 52,310 tons

    Gross tonnage: 46,328.54

    Net register tons: 21,831.34

    Indicated horsepower of reciprocating engines: 30,000

    BUILT BY:  Harland & Wolff Ltd.,
    Queen’s Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Board of Trade Certification No. 131.428

    Date Started:  31 March 1909

    Framed to the height of double bottom:  15 May 1909

    Fully framed by 6 April 1910

    Fully plated by 19 October 1910

    Date Launched:  31 May 1911

    Trial Date:  2 April 1912

    Cost to Build:  $7.5 million
    (For dollor conversion to todays cost, go here)




    The following are excerpts from
    Shipping Casualties;
    Loss of the steamship 'Titanic'
    Circa 1912

    Decks and Accommodations


    Life-saving Equipment





    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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