A blog dedicated to RMS Titanic, her passengers & crew, and the stories she still tells today. We will occasionally write our own articles & research, & we welcome Asks & Submissions as well! Enjoy our biography project where we are writing detailed profiles of each passenger and crew member!
This blog was created by Tanya, a History & Maritime Studies major, minor in Archaeology and pursuing a wreck-diving certification with her degree. She is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and dreams of a career in preserving underwater artifacts, specifically from Titanic, and opening her own museum & historical society in New York.
Jeni is co-owner of this blog. She is an Anthropology and History major, who does tours in the New York metro area and helps with research. She also focuses on fashions throughout history and social history.
Although this blog mainly focuses on Titanic, other things ship-related in history will be posted.
Owner: The White Star Line (International Mercantile Marine)
Builder: Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Ireland
Dimensions: 882.5 ft Long, 92.5 ft Wide
Weight: 46,328 Tons
Height: 60.5 ft waterline to Boat Deck, 175ft keel to top of funnels, 20 Stories
Yard No.: 401
Top Speed: 23 Knots
Funnels: 4 (3 were functional, one provided ventilation)
Boilers: 29 (24 double ended boilers + 5 single ended)
Rivets Used: 3,000,000
Anchors: 2 - 15 tons each
Cost: $7.5 million to build
Keel Laid: 31 March 1909
Launch Date: 31 May 1911
Sailed: 10 Apr 1912
Sank: 15 Apr 1912 (400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland)
Depth: 2 miles under the ocean
Bow & Stern: 2,000 ft apart
Cabins: 370 First Class, 168 Second Class, 297 Third Class
On Board: Approx. 2,220 persons
Total Accommodations: 3,547 persons
Lifeboats: 20 total (actually equipped to carry 64)
Lifeboat Total Capacity: 1,178 persons