Titanic Victims

1,517 - the number of people killed in the sinking of the Titanic.

68 - the percentage of people (passengers and crew) lost in the disaster.

53.4 - the total percentage who could have survived, given the number of lifeboat spaces available.

"The sounds of people drowning are something that I can not describe to you, and neither can anyone else. Its the most dreadful sound and there is a terrible silence that follows it." Eva Hart, Survivor of the Titanic.

3,560 - the number of life jackets carried aboard the Titanic.

48 - the number of lifebouys on board.

Titanic victims - Passengers

832 - the number of passengers who perished.

63 - the percentage of passengers who perished.

39 - the percentage of First Class passengers who perished.

58 - the percentage of Standard Class passengers who perished.

76 - the percentage of Third Class passengers who perished.

19 - the age of the youngest known victim, Sidney Leslie Goodwin, in months.

1 - the number of children from First Class who perished.

49 - the number of children from steerage who perished.

Titanic victims - Crew

685 - the number of crew members who perished.

76 - the percentage of crew members who perished.

"To my poor fellow-sufferers: My heart overflows with grief for you all and is laden with sorrow that you are weighed down with this terrible burden that has been thrust upon us. May God be with us and comfort us all." Eleanor Smith, widow of Captain Smith.

724 - the number of crew members who lived in Southampton.

175 - the number of Southampton crew members who survived (in one Southampton school- Northam - around half of the pupils were left fatherless).

Other facts about the Titanic victims

80 - the percentage of male passengers who perished.

25 - the percentage of female passengers who perished.

3 - the number of dead lifted from the lifeboats.

1 - the number of people rescued who subsequently perished (the victim succumbed the same day); these four victims were buried at sea on the afternoon of the sinking.

333 - the total number of victims bodies recovered from the sea.


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