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Painting of Royal Mail Steamer Titanic

A painting of the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic

Significant Dates:

Comparison of the Titanic to the Voyager of the Seas:


Voyager of the Seas*

  • Gross Tonnage: 46,328

  • Gross Tonnage: 137,300

  • Length: 883 feet

  • Length: 1021 feet

  • Beam: 93 feet

  • Beam: 157 feet

  • Number of Decks: 9

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Cruising Speed: 22.5 knots

  • Cruising Speed: 23.7 knots

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,603

  • Passenger Capacity: 3,114

  • Total crew: 944

  • Total crew: 1,181

  • Total passengers & crew: 3,547

  • Total Passengers & crew: 4,295

*Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) is one of the largest cruise ships in the world today.

Other Titanic specifications:


Construction of Titanic

The Titanic was:

Titanic Decks: (listed from top of ship to bottom)

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Deck Highlights

Boat Deck: Bridge; radio room; officer's quarters; lifeboats; gymnasium. |View Deck|

Promenade Deck: 1st class staterooms; 1st class reading and writing rooms; 1st class lounge; 1st class smoking room; the Verandah Cafe and Palm Court. |View Deck|

Bridge Deck: 1st class suites; two 1st class "millionaire" suites; 1st class à la Carte restaurant; Café Parisien restaurant; 2nd class smoking room. |View Deck|

Grand Staircase

Grand Staircase

Shelter Deck: 1st class suites; 2nd class library; 3rd class social room; 3rd class smoking room; some crew accommodations; cabins for the maids and servants who accompanied many of the 1st class passengers; 1st class barber shop; Doctor's office; Purser's office; hatches for loading the ship. |View Deck|

Saloon Deck: 1st class dining room; 1st class reception room; 2nd class dining room; 1st and 2nd class galleys (kitchens) and pantries; 1st, 2nd and 3rd class rooms; crew quarters; 1st and 2nd class bakery and butcher shops; hospital. |View Deck|

Upper Deck: 1st, 2nd and 3rd class rooms; crew quarters; 2nd class barber shop. |View Deck|

Middle Deck: Swimming pool; Turkish bath; 2nd and 3rd class rooms; crew quarters; 3rd class dining room; 3rd class galley; 3rd class bakery and butcher shop. |View Deck|

Lower Deck: Squash racquet court; Post Office; food freezers and coolers; baggage rooms; cargo hold; crew quarters; some 3rd class rooms. |View Deck|

Orlop Deck: Engine rooms; boiler rooms; coal bunkers; fresh water tanks; food storage; wine cellar; cargo and refrigerated cargo hold; baggage rooms. |View Deck|

Note: many of the areas on the Titanic traversed multiple decks.

Officers of the Titanic:

Officers of the RMS Titanic

Back row from Left to Right:
Herbert McElroy, Charles Lightoller, Herbert Pitman, Joseph Boxhall, Harold Lowe

Front row from Left to Right:
James Moody, Henry Wilde, Edward Smith, William Murdoch

Others of Significance


    The Band Members:

      • Brailey, Theodore - Pianist

      • Bricoux, Roger - Cellist
      • Clarke, J. Fred C. Bass - Violist
      • Hartley, Wallace Henry - Band leader
      • Hume, John (Jock) Law - First violinist
      • Krins, George - Violist
      • Taylor, Percy, C. - Cellist
      • Woodward, J. W. Cellist

White Star Line LogoOwnership of Titanic:

The Titanic was part of the White Star Line and was owned by the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company located in England. All of its stock was owned by the the International Navigation Company Ltd of England, which in turn, was owned by the International Mercantile Marine Company (IMMCO) - an American corporation. IMMCO owned the White Star Line.

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