How many died on the Titanic?


Quick Answer

Of all the passengers and crew on the Titanic, 1,517 people died during its sinking. This number made up approximately 68 percent of all of the people on board of the ship during its maiden voyage. Of the total casualty numbers, approximately 832 were passengers.

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The majority of passengers that perished on the Titanic were third class passengers; 76 percent of the third class passengers died. In comparison, only 58 percent of the standard class passengers and 39 percent of the first class passengers died. Of the Titanic's crew members, 685 in total perished during the sinking. Had all of the available lifeboats been utilized effectively, up to 53.4 percent of the Titanic's crew and passengers could have survived.

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