White Star Line


 
 


R.M.S. Titanic - White Star Line
"R.M.S. Titanic", September 1907 - April 1912

 -=[ Ships Specifications ]=-

R. M. S.   T i t a n i c


 
 

       Name: Titanic, Royal Mail Steamer
    Owners: White Star Line Ltd, Southampton - New York  (A div. of IMM)
                   J. P. Morgan-CEO IMM, J. Bruce Ismay-Mg. Dir. White Star Line
   Registry: Liverpool, England, Great Britain
    Current: Found; 01 Sep 1985, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI).
                 - Commission was still active until summer of 1997, wreck site owner withdrew it.
                 - Wreck purchased by RMS Titanic Inc.
     Insurers: Lloyd's of London Indemnity Ltd, London, England, Great Britain
Vs-Number: 00131428
Signal letters: HVMP
Marconi-ID: MGY, Frequency: 200 KHz, 5 Watts DC
       Length: 883' 9 ½" length overall (LOA)
                710' 5"     between perpendiculars (BP)
        Beam: 92' 6 ½" amidships at the waterline
         Draft:  59' 2 ¼" bottom Centre of keel to waterline
       Height: 60' 6 ½" waterline to boat deck,
                175' from the keel to tops of her funnels
    Tonnage: 46,439 GRT, 24,900 Net
       Sisters: 2 - White Star Steamship Company Ltd. (White Star Line)
                  Originally: White Star Steamship Navigation Company Limited
           #1: RMS Olympic     882x92x59 45,328 1909 H#400 Y#700 H&W
            Collided Nantucket Lightship, May 1934, the vessel was sold for
            scrapping 1936, Jarrow, Scotland, Appearance is same as
            RMS Titanic, except for open forward Promenade windows
            A very quiet and uneventful career.  The White Star Line
            was merged later in 1937, to the Cunard Line.  Company
            liquidated 1951.  Cunard line returned to original name.
          #2: HMHS Britannic 903x94x59 48,158 1914 H#433 Y#733 H&W
            Sunk (Torpedo/Mine), Sun, 21 Nov 1916, 8:00 AM
            Aegean Sea, Laying on her starboard side, facing North
            Appearance dove white, buff funnels, teal stripe, red
            cross markings, double skinned all the way to B deck,
            watertight doors all the way to E deck, more lifeboats
            found by Cousteau Society, Jun 1975, later filmed and
            photographed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
            Sank in 55 min, her captain tried to beach her The shipwreck is
             heavily damaged, and is a very dangerous diving hazard. Do
        Not Attempt This!  Without a wreck site map, and the proper
             assistance.  Cables, wires, twisted metal, etc. With very extremely
             merky water, and no visibility. You MUST also have the wreck
             site owner's written permission first, to dive on this site. You
             can NOT remove/take/keep any items/relics from the wreck.
  Features: Glassed in forward Promenade deck windows
                  Britannic is setup similarly, the Olympic
                  is not, her windows are all open. Britannic
                  has more stuff on her stern as well
                  2 large glass sky-lights each
   Funnels: 4 Total; each with steam whistle
                 3 Active
                 1 Ventilator (False)
                 12 Tension cables each (6 per side)
                 Angle of rake: 3.27ø, even height, oval body
                 No sign of, nor found in the wreck site debris field
    Colors: Black over White Star "Buff", Ivory over Black,
                w/4' gold pin-stripe from bow to stern,
                Waterline: keel terra-cotta red, bronze propellers
   Pennant: Red, w/White star, flying the flags of Britain & USA
         Bow: Icebreaker, 2 anchors, 1 crane, 1 mast, 1 forward hatch
         Stern: Cross-channel, 1 rudder, 1 aft docking bridge, 2 cranes
           Hull: Steel frame, wood structures, steel inner/outer skins,
                   teak decking, steel funnels, wood masts (spruce),
                  1 mast aft promenade deck, stabilizer wings on keel,
                  double bottom up to keel base, compass tower on sun deck
                  located amidships between funnels 2 & 3
   Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Queens Island, Northern Belfast, Ireland, UK
   Yard #: 701
     Hull #: 401
     Pier #: 9
    Birth #: 414 (White Star Pier, New York)
       Cost: £1.75 Million Pounds Sterling - (Circa 1912)
             $650-900 Million US Dollars - (Circa 1999)
 Constructn: September 19O9 - May 1911
   Launched: May 31st, 1911, 10:30 AM GMT
  Christened: No, she never was...
  Fitted Out: May 31st, 1911 - April 1st, 1912
    Fitted By: Thompson & Sons Ltd, Queens Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland
     Fitted At: East side, northern most, fitting out basin
          Trials: April 1st, 1912 - April 8th, 1912
        Decks: 10 Total; 7 Passenger, 3 Crew areas
                    Sun deck, Boat (A deck), Promenade (B deck),
                    decks C-G, Orlop deck (boilers, furnaces, engines,
                    watertight doors, watertight compartments, shaft ally ways)
Passengers: 1,324 Total (Single Occupancy)
                  329 1st Class, 285 2nd Class, 710 3rd Class
    Capacity: 3,547 Total (Double Occupancy)
   Life vests: 3,560
    Life rings: 49
  Her Crew: 899 Total
             Smith, Edward John - Captain
             Wilde, Henry Tingle - Chief officer (Exec)
             Murdoch, William McMaster - First officer
             Lightoller, Charles Herbert - Second officer
             Pitman, Herbert John - Third officer
             Boxhall, Joseph Grove - Fourth Officer
             Lowe, Harold Godfrey - Fifth officer
             Moody, James Pell - Sixth officer
     Including: Stewards, stewardess, maids, medical, galley, deck hands,
                    stokers, oilers, firemen, greasers, mates, cabin boys, parlor &
                    salon attendants, kennel attendants, pursers, ship staff, band,
                    lookouts, crane operators, waiters, waitresses, security, seamen,
                    lift attendants, washroom stewards, Marconi personnel, etc.
   Lookouts: AM: Richard Symons, Archibald Jewell
                    PM: Frederick Fleet, Reginold Lee
                    Bow crows nest, none aft
Crows Nest: 1, on the main mast at the bow
     Wireless: Jack Phillips, Harold Bride
                    Marconi Telegraph Company, NY
Radio Room: Boat deck, port side, behind the bridge
SignalLamp: 2; Port & starboard bridge wings, boat deck
      Engines: 2 Reciprocating, inverted, 4 cylinder,
                 triple expansion, direct acting, steam driven,
                 30,000 bhp @ 75 rpm, turbines; port & starboard wings
                 1 Parsons, low pressure, geared steam turbine;
                 16,000 bhp @ 165 rpm, amidships
      Props: 3 Total; Bronze, from builders
                 1 Amidships: 16', cone cap, quad blade
                 1 Port Wing: 23'6", not capped, trebled
                 1 Starboard Wing: 23'6", not capped, tri-blade
    Boilers: 29 Total;  Denny & Sons, Liverpool, steam, coal fired
                24 Double ended, 5 Single ended, 215 PSI each
Furnaces: 159 Total;, active heat surface of 144,142 square feet
        Fuel: Coal; 650,000 Tons/total, 825 Tons/day
     Water: 14,000 Gal. of fresh water - per day
   Rudder: 1, Aft, amidships, 100 Tons, 6 hinges - was to small.
  Anchors: 2; Port/Starboard Bow, 27 Tons/ea.
    Cranes: 9 Total; Electric
                1 Bow (for anchors)
                2 Forecastle Well deck
                2 Aft Promenade deck
                2 Aft Well deck
                2 Aft Fantail deck
CargoHolds: 9 Total
                6 Standard      (Decks B / C)
                2 Refrigerated (Decks D / E)
                1 Mail room     (Deck F)
 Elevators: 2 Total
                  1 A deck - D deck
                  1 D deck - G deck
                  Take stairs down to Orlop deck
     Stairs: Many; Compass deck - Orlop deck
    Doors: 16 Total; Electro-magnetic,
                Watertight doors, extending up to F deck (not to ceiling)
     Davits: 14; Wellin, double acting; w/Murray's Safety gears
Lifeboats: 20 Boats Total
                 Lifeboat total capacity: 1,178 souls
                 14 Wooden lifeboats
                 65 souls each - 30'0" L x 9'1" W x 4'0" D
                 2 Wooden cutters
                 40 souls each - 25'2" L x 7'2" W x 3'0" D
                 4 Engelhardt collapsibles
                 47 souls each - 27'5" L x 8'0" W x 3'0" D
     Speed: 20 knots - 23½ knots
                  Collision: 21+ knots
                  Her max. speed was never actually tested.  Best was 21½ at sea.
    Demise: Sunk, due to collision w/large newly upturned iceberg.
           Re: On her maiden voyage...to New York, NY USA
      Route: Belfast - Queenstown (Cobh) - Cherbourg - Southampton - New York
      When: April 14th, 1912, Saturday, at 11:40 PM GMT  (Collision)
                 April 15th, 1912, Sunday,   at   2:20 AM GMT  (Final)
  Location: 41'16m LN - 50'14m LW (Supposed original position)
TotalTime: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
                  "An hour, two at most..." - Thomas Andrews, H&W
         Place: North Atlantic, 375 mi, SSE of St. John's Newfoundland
RescuedBy: Cunard's RMS Carpathia, 705 souls; 13 boats
    Survived: 705 (Crew: Men/Women), (Pass: Men/Women/Children)
    Perished: 1,527
  Fd-Bodies: 306; recovery by MacKay-Bennet  (Apr/May 1912)
                    2, bodies were recovered by other ships.  (Jun/Jul 1912, buried at sea.)
                    1; recovered by Oceanic  (Aug 1912, buried at sea.)


 Passenger Facilities:
 Decorating designers included: Louis Seize, Empire, Adams, Italian
  Renaissance, Louis Quinze, Louis Quatorze, Georgian, Regency, Queen Anne,
  Modern Dutch & Old Dutch.  Some had marble coal burning fireplaces.
 2 Parlor Suites each with a 5O foot private promenade & 67 other first
  class staterooms & suites.
 Gymnasium with rowing machines, a stationary bicycle & an electric horse.
 1 Heated swimming pool (the first ever built into a vessel).
 Squash court on F deck.  A Turkish bath, w/steam room.
 2 Barber shops with automated shampooing & drying appliances available
  for all classes.
 First & Second class smoking rooms (for the men).
 Reading & writing rooms (for the ladies).
 First & Second class libraries.
 1O,488 square foot First Class Dining Saloon. Seating capacity of 554.
 Authentic Parisien Cafe with French waiters.
 A Veranda Cafe with real palm trees.
 A piano in the Third Class common room/saloon (a luxory for its day).
 Electric light in every stateroom.
 Electric heat in selected staterooms.
 4 electric elevators complete with operators.
  (3-first class, 1-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.
 A 5Kw Marconi wireless radio station for sending & receiving
  the passenger's & crew's telegrams.
 A 5O phone switchboard complete with operator for intra-ship calls.

 Survivor Ratios:

  Women/Kids  Men  Total  Group
       94%         31%   60%   1st
       81%         10%   44%   2nd
       47%         14%   25%   3rd
       87%         22%   24%   Crew


 Wreck Site:
   Wreck Locale: 1,000 miles due East, Boston, MA USA,
                          375 miles S-Southeast of St. John's Newfoundland
    Wreck Depth: 12,500  (2½ miles)
    Ships Boilers:  41 to 43d 32m NL-49 to 56d 49m WL
    Stern Section: 41 to 43d 35m NL-49 to 56d 54m WL
     Bow Section: 41 to 43d 57m NL-49 to 56d 49m WL

Here is a map of the RMS Titanic wreck site.
Map of RMS Titanic's Route


 Serving Items:
 Items crockery  :    57,600
 Pieces glassware:   29,000
 Pieces cutlery  :     44,000
 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            :     7,000
 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


-=[ Titanic's Cargo/Items Claimed As Lost ]=-

 3,364 bags of mail.
 700-800 parcels.
 1 Renault, 35 hp, automobile owned by passenger William Carter.
 1 Marmalade Machine owned by passenger Edwina Trout.
 1 Oil painting by Blondel, "La Circasienne Au Bain" owned by
    Hokan Bjrnstrm-Steffanson.
 7 parcels of parchment of the Torah owned by Hersh L. Siebald.
 3 crates of ancient models for the Denver Museum.
 5O Cases of toothpaste for Park & Tilford
 11 bales of rubber for the National City Bank of New York
      Eight dozen tennis balls were lost which were to go to R.F. Downey & Co.
      A cask of china for Tiffany's, NY.
 5 Grand Pianos.
 3O cases of golf clubs & tennis rackets for A.G. Spalding.
 A jewelled copy of The Rubiyat by Omar Khayam, with illustrations by
 Eliku Vedder sold for $4O5 at auction in March of 1912 to an American bidder.
 The binding took two years to execute, & the decoration embodied no fewer
 than 1,500 precious stones, each separately set in gold.
 Four cases of opium


-=[ Her Provisions ]=-

Based on the ship's actual filed cargo/supply manifest, this is a list
of her carried provisions and supplies necessary for the Titanics first
trans-Atlantic maiden voyage.  (Circa - April 1912)

    Item:                                                        Amount:
    Fresh Meat ................................................ 75,000 Lbs (32.50 Tons)
    Fresh Fish .................................................  11,000 Lbs ( 5.50 Tons)
    Salt & dried fish ........................................... 4,000 Lbs ( 2.00 Tons)
    Bacon and Ham ........................................... 7,500 Lbs ( 3.25 Tons)
    Poultry and game ......................................  25,000 Lbs (12.50 Tons)
    Fresh Eggs ...................................................................... 40,000 Ct.
    Sausages ..................................................... 2,500 Lbs ( 1.25 Tons)
    Potatoes ............................................................................ 40 Tons
    Onions ......................................................... 3,500 Lbs ( 1.75 Tons)
    Tomatoes ..................................................... 3,500 Lbs ( 1.75 Tons)
    Fresh Asparagus .......................................................... 800 Bundles
    Fresh Green Peas ....................................... .   2,500 Lbs (1.25 Tons)
    Lettuce ......................................................................... 7,000 Heads
    Sweetbreads ................................................................ 1,000 Loaves
    Ice Cream ..................................................... 1,750 Lbs ( 0.75 Tons)
    Coffee ...........................................................  2,200 Lbs ( 1.02 Tons)
    Tea ................................................................... 800 Lbs ( 0.08 Tons)
    Rice, dried beans, etc ..................................    10,000 Lbs ( 5.00 Tons)
    Sugar ...........................................................  10,000 Lbs ( 5.00 Tons)
    Flour ................................................................................. 250 barrels
    Cereals .........................................................  10,000 Lbs ( 5.00 Tons)
    Apples ................................................................................ 36,000 Ct
    Oranges .............................................................................. 36,000 Ct
    Lemons ............................................................................... 16,000 Ct
    Grapes ...........................................................   1,000 Lbs ( 0.50 Tons)
    Grapefruit ............................................................................ 13,000 Ct.
    Jams and Marmalade ....................................... 1,120 Lbs ( 0.562 Tons)
    Fresh Milk ............................................................................ 1,500 Gal
    Fresh Cream ........................................................................ 1,200 Qts
    Condensed Milk ...................................................................... 600 Gal
    Fresh Butter ...................................................... 6,000 Lbs ( 3.00 Tons)
    Ales & Stout .................................................................. 15,000 Bottles
    Wines & Champaigns....................................................... 1,000 Bottles
    Spirits & Liquors.................................................................. 850 Bottles
    Minerals & Tonics.............................................................. 1,200 bottles
    Cigars ............................................................................ .........8,000 Ct.
.
    57,600 Items of crockery   (pots, dishes, kettles, boilers, steamers)
    29,000 Pieces of glassware (cups, saucers, plates, dishes, bowls, etc)
    44,000 Pieces of cutlery   (knives, forks, spoons, tongs, skewers, etc)

    Many items have been found at the wreck site.  Including quite a number
    of wine, and champagne bottles.  Along with paper, articles of clothing,
    and many pieces of fine china, silverware/flatware, glassware and porcelain.


 Please Note: There was no activity during, or after the middle 1930's.  The White Star Line was officially
 dissolved in 1951.  All of the original owners are also deceased.  For more information on the ships of the
 White Star Line, then click [here].  If you would like to view the passenger list, then click [here].
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