What does R.M.S Titanic mean?

The initials R.M.S mean Royal Mail Ship. Titanic was actually a mail ship, with a designated compartment on G deck. Aboard the Titanic was a Sea Post Office with a crew of five clerks, three Americans and two British. They worked thirteen hours a day, seven days a week, classifying about 60,000 items daily.  The American sea post clerks earned about $1,000 a year in 1912. They also ate their meals free with the passengers and were allotted an allowance for their board while awaiting the return of their ship.

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12 comments on “What does R.M.S Titanic mean?

  1. Travis says:

    This helped with my school assignment about the Titanic! Thanks!

  2. Peggy Buffon says:

    Thank you so much for your explanation! Our son is fainted by all things Titanic so this satisfied his curiosity of what R.M.S stood for. God bless your great grandfather ♡

  3. Mark belaire says:

    Just a curiosity being the great grandchild of someone of died on the titanic how do you feel about items being brought from the titanic to the surface to be in museums or private collectons or do you thing the titanic should be left as it is as a memorial to those who lost there lives aboard and be protected to be left in peace.

    • Hi Mark, I can understand people who feel strongly about both viewpoints since it is a personal and emotional matter. I had the privilege of seeing the artifacts from the ship that were brought to the surface at the Las Vegas Titanic Exhibition, with the personal belongings of some of the passengers or the plates that were used during meals. It made the story and tragedy of Titanic even more present, powerful and human. In a way, there are two memorial sites for Titanic: one at a depth of 12000 feet below the surface of the ocean, which is being eaten by a bacterial superbug that will make Titanic disappear in about 20 years according to experts, and another one in Las Vegas.

  4. Mehael says:

    im with Travis on this it realy helped with my moden history assignment thank you!

  5. Jessianna says:

    Wow, thanks! I’m definitely using this info for my school project! This was a real help!

  6. always wondered what the rms stood for. THANKS. i didnt know the titanic was a working vessel

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