The Titanic In Numbers


269.1 – the length of the Titanic in metres (882 feet 9 inches).

825 – the amount of coal used per day, in tonnes.

10,000 – the approximate number of lamp bulbs used on the ship.

$7,500,000 – the cost of building the RMS Titanic.

2 – the number of workers killed during the build.

20 – horses needed to transport the main anchor.

3,547 – the maximum number of people the Titanic could carry.

2,223 – the number of people aboard (passengers and crew).

13 – the number of honeymooning couples on the voyage.

14,000 – the gallons of drinking water used every 24 hours.

40,000 – the number of fresh eggs in the ship’s provisions.

1,000 – the number of bottles of wine taken aboard.

64 – the number of lifeboats the Titanic was equipped to carry.

20 – the number of lifeboats she actually carried.

28 – the number of people on board the first lifeboat out of a capacity of 65 people.

6 – the number of warnings of icebergs the Titanic received before the collision.

160 – the minutes it took the Titanic to sink after hitting the iceberg (2 hours and 40 minutes).

-2 Celsius – the temperature of the sea water.

31.6 – the total percentage of passengers and crew who survived.

53.4 – the percentage who could have survived, given the number of spaces available on the Titanic lifeboats.

2 – the number of dogs who survived (lapdogs taken aboard lifeboats by their owners).

12,600 – the depth at which the wreck of the Titanic lays, in feet.

18 – the distance that the bow penetrated into the sea bed, in metres.

74 – the number of years it took to find the wreck of the Titanic.



2 comments on “The Titanic In Numbers

  1. hwefiu says:

    This info was so helpful for my slide show in L.A

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