Titanic dimensions and statistics
At the time Titanic started her maiden voyage on 10th April 1912 she was the largest ship yet to put to sea. The following lists her weight, length, other dimensions, and other statistics concerning the ship and her maiden voyage.
Upon her completion her Gross tonnage was 46,328 tons, with a displacement of 52,310 tons.
Titanicís overall length was 882 feet and 9 inches.
From her keel to the top of her funnels she had a height of 175 feet; from the waterline to the Boat Deck was a height of around 60 feet.
She had four funnels, the fourth serving only for visual and ventilation purposes.
In total Titanic had 9 decks.
Titanic was designed to have a top speed of around 24 knots.
In total Titanic had 16 watertight compartments.
Titanic was fitted with 29 boilers to power the engines and the ship. Her triple expansion engines powered her port and starboard propellers and a turbine powered her central propeller.
Titanic could carry a total of around 3,547 people, including a crew of around 900; When Titanic departed Queenstown, Ireland on 11th April 1912, she had aboard 2208 people, 1317 as passengers and 891 as crew.
1496 people died when Titanic sank on 15th April 1912. A total of 712 people survived, 500 passengers and 212 crew members.
In total Titanic had 20 lifeboats, which could accommodate 1178 people. More information about the lifeboats can be found here.
Titanic, shipyard number 401, a British registered ship, was built at Harland and Wolff, Belfast, and was launched there on 31st May 1911. Her first keel plate had been laid on 31st March 1909. Her registered home port was Liverpool, but her effective home port was Southampton, where she was regularly supposed to depart for New York.