Q:

How many people could the Titanic hold?

A:

Quick Answer

The maximum number of people that the Titanic could hold was 3,547. The ship was carrying 2,223 people on board when it capsized, resulting in 1,517 deaths. The guest section of the ship was split into first, second and third classes; the higher classes of the ship had the additional advantage of accessing lifeboats easily in case of any problems.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912 while sailing to New York after striking an iceberg. Out of the 2,223 people on the ship during the trip, only 708 people survived. Many of the people who survived the tragedy were children, women and first and second class guests. The estimated number of deaths from the first class, second class and third class were 130, 166 and 536 respectively. The number of men who died was 1,347 while only 103 women died. 685 crew members out of the total 899 died during the tragedy.

The tragedy of the Titanic has become the largest maritime disaster in history. The number of people who died in third class was higher than the total number of deaths in the first and second class combined. This is because there was a gate that separated the third class guests from the second class section, which inhibited their escape during the disaster.

Learn more about US History

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How many died on the Titanic?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some facts about the Titanic?

    A:

    The Titanic cost $7.5 million to build, was designed to carry up to 3,547 people, measured just over 882 feet long and was designed to carry 64 lifeboats. The ship hit an iceberg just before midnight on April 14, 1912 and sank in the early hours of April 15.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some facts for kids about the Titanic?

    A:

    Some facts for kids about the Titanic include that it took the ship two hours and 40 minutes to sink after hitting the iceberg, and three dogs left the Titanic on a lifeboat with their owners. Another fact includes that the band played for hours while the ship sank.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many rooms were in the Titanic?

    A:

    The Titanic had a total of 840 staterooms. There were 416 first class rooms, 162 second class rooms and 262 third class rooms, plus another 40 open berthing areas.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore