Food, Drink, Dining

  • Fresh Meat: 75,000 lbs.
  • Fresh Fish: 11,000 lbs.
  • Bacon and Ham: 7,500 lbs.
  • Fresh Eggs: 40,000
  • Ice Cream: 1,750 qts.
  • Coffee: 2,200 lbs.
  • Tea: 800 lbs.
  • Flour: 200 barrels.
  • Oranges: 36,000
  • Lemons: 16,000
  • Fresh Milk: 1,500 gallons
  • Butter: 6,000 lbs.
  • Tomatoes: 2¾ tons
  • Potatoes: 40 tons
  • Beer and Stout: 20,000 bottles
  • Wines: 1,500 bottles
  • Spirits: 850 bottles
  • 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


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

Cost of the Titanic (in 1912): $7,500,000
Cost to build Titanic today: $400,000,000

Cost of a ticket (one way)

First Class (parlor suite) £870/$4,350 ($50,000 today)
First Class (berth) £30/$150 ($1724 today)
Second Class £12/$60 ($690 today)
Third Class £3 to £8/$40 ($172 to $460 today)

According to the White Star booklet on First Class Passage Rates, at that time of the year, a first class ticket cost from $135 to $3300, depending on your accommodations and whether you were sharing a cabin.

Cabins for a single person travelling alone on E Deck went from $150 to $260, on D Deck between $165 and $325, on C from $195 to $725, on B from $175 to $1520 (the parlour suites with private promenade were $3300), on A Deck $210 to $485, and on the Boat Deck from $260 to $425.

Sharing a cabin could cut the price by 40% or more.

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 Barber shops 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 Parisien Café with French waiters.
A Veranda Cafe 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.
A 5 kilowatt Marconi wireless radio station for sending and receiving passenger's telegrams.
A 50 phone switchboard complete with operator for intra-ship calls.

More Facts On Facts & Trivia II

Cargo : Did You Know ?
Net Worth Of Total Cargo $ 420,000
This is just a shortened interesting list.

  • There were 3,364 bags of mail on board and approximately 700 and 800 parcels.
  • One Renault 35 horsepower 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 Björnström-Steffanson.
  • Seven parcels of parchment of the Torah owned by Hersh L. Siebald.
  • Three crates of ancient models for the Denver Museum.
  • 50 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 case of china headed for Tiffany's was in the cargo hold.
  • Five Grand Pianos.
  • Thirty cases of golf clubs and tennis rackets for A.G. Spalding.
  • A jeweled copy of The Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám, with illustrations by Eliku Vedder sold for £405 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

Facts About The Titanic

  • Laid down: March 31, 1909
  • Launched: May 31, 1911
  • Maiden Voyage: April 10, 1912
  • Length (overall) 882 Ft 9 in
  • Beam: 92 Ft. 6 in
  • Molded depth: 59 Ft 6 in
  • Gross Tonnage: 46,329
  • Net Tonnage : 21,831
  • Decks: 7
  • Engines: 2 triple expansion and 1 turbine
  • Total horsepower: 46,000
  • Service speed: 21 knots
  • Top speed: 23-24 knots
  • Passengers-First Class: 735
  • Passengers-Second Class: 674
  • Passengers-Third Class: 1,026
  • Officers and Crew: 892
  • Number of windows on the Titanic: 1116 port holes and 419 windows: total of 1535.

  • The Titanic needed 650 tons of coal a day for her 159 furnaces.
  • The Titanic's anchor chains were huge. Each link weighed 175 pounds.
  • Some prices on the Titanic: It cost 50¢ for a game of squash
  • It cost one dollar for a Turkish bath.
  • People paid $3.12 to send a wireless
  • It cost $7,500,000 to construct the Titanic
  • Salaries of Titanic's Crew:
    Seaman Edward Buley: £5 a month
    Look-out G.A. Hogg: £5 and 5 shillings a month
    Captain E.J. Smith: £105 a month
    Captain Rostron Carpathia: £53 per month
    Radio Operator Harold Bride: £48 per month
    Steward Sidney Daniels: £3 and 15 shillings a month
    Stewardess Annie Robinson: £3 and 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!

  • The oldest passenger on the Titanic was 74-year-old Johan Svenson of Sweden, a third class passenger traveling from Sweden to live in South Dakota. He did not survive when the ship sank.

  • The youngest passenger: 2-month-old Gladys (Milvina) Dean, who is also the youngest living survivor today.

~~*More Facts on Titanic*~~

In 1912, skilled shipyard workers who built Titanic in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), earned £2 ($10) per week. Unskilled workers earned £1 or less per week. A single First Class berth would have cost these workers 4 to 8 months wages.
Lifeboat Capacity:

Total rated capacity was 1,178 (enough for 53% of the 2,201 persons on board). There were 20 boats in all: 14 life boats, each designed to carry 65 passengers; 2 emergency boats, each with a capacity of 40 passengers; and 4 Engelhardt (collapsible) boats, each capable of carrying 49 passengers.

Even with a capacity of 1,178 people, there were only 705 survivors. Another tragic statistic of the the Titanic disaster. Obviously, many boats were not loaded to full capacity. There were many reasons for this; at first, many women and children were simply unwilling to be lowered 65 feet from the boat deck to the water. Some of the men put in boats were put there simply to show it was safe, and allay the fears of other passengers. (The two Engelhardt boats that were not launched were floated off when the Titanic sank.)

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