882' 9" - her length in feet and inches (269.1 metres).
92' - her breadth (28 metres).
175' - the height of the Titanic, from the top of the funnels to the keel (53.3 metres).
900 - the weight of freight and passengers baggage carried aboard, in tons.
840 - the total number of staterooms (416 First Class, 162 Standard Class, 262 Third Class).
11 - the number of decks; from top to bottom they were the Boat Deck, the Promenade Deck (deck A), passenger decks B to G, Orlop, Lower Orlop Deck, and the Tank Top.
You could actually walk miles along the decks and passages covering different ground all the time. I was thoroughly familiar with pretty well every type of ship afloat but it took me 14 days before I could, with confidence, find my way from one part of that ship to another.
- Charles Lightoller, Titanic Second Officer
Above: A photograph of the Promenade (A) Deck of the Titanic. The open door shown on the right led onto the Grand Staircase.
46,328 - the internal usable volume of the Titanic, in tons (referred to as the 'gross register tons' or GRT)'.
23 - the top speed of the Titanic, in knots.
29 - the number of coal-fired boilers powering the Titanic.
159 - the number of coal burning furnaces fueling the boilers.
6,611 - the amount of coal stored in the ship's bunkers, in tons.
825 - the amount of coal used per day, in tons.
4 - the number of funnels.
3 - the number of functional funnels (the 4th provided ventilation and was added for aesthetic reasons - 4 funnels made the ship look more impressive!).
81.5 feet - the height that the funnels extended above the deck.
10,000 - the approximate number of light bulbs on the ship.
3 - the number of propellers - there were 2 outside (3 x 10' blades) and a central prop (4 x 6' blades).
The Titanic was initially known as the SS Titanic ('SS' meaning Screw Steamer, i.e. driven by propellers or screws, also standing for 'Steamship'), only becoming officially recognised as the RMS Titanic after first carrying Royal Mail. 'RMS' refers to Royal Mail Ship or Royal Mail Steamer.
2 - the number of anchors.
15 - the weight of each anchor, in tons.
131,428 - the official number of the ship.
1,200 - the typical range of the Titanic's wireless equipment at night, in miles.
400 - the typical range of the same wireless equipment during daylight hours (due to heavier use of the airwaves by other shipping).
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