Titanic Turkish Baths

Titanicís Turkish Baths, provided for first class passengers, were located on the starboard side of F Deck, right next to the swimming pool. They were made up of a steam room, hot room, temperate room, electric bath room, cooling room and shampooing room.

The cooling room was probably the most interestingly decorated room on the ship; it contained bronze Arab lamps, impressive tiles and carving on the walls and ceilings, with Cairo curtains covering the portholes. A noticeable feature of the room was a drinking fountain.

Passengers wanting to relax in or try to receive the benefits of spending time at Titanicís Turkish Baths had to visit the Enquiry Office on C Deck and buy tickets Ė costing 4/- or $1. Included in the experience was the option to try Titanicís swimming pool. Woman could use the Turkish Baths from 10am to 1pm, while men could use them from 2pm to 6pm.

Unfortunately little seems known about the Turkish Baths during Titanicís four days at sea. It is said, though, that Titanic survivor Margaretta Spedden had tried the experience of a Turkish Bath for the first time while aboard Titanic, and did not wish to do so again afterwards.

Five members of Titanicís crew acted as Turkish bath attendants, Annie Caton, John Crosbie, Walter Ennis, Maude Slocombe, and Leonard Taylor. The two female attendants survived. The three male attendants were lost in the sinking.

In 2005 an expedition to the Wreck of Titanic, led by James Cameron, were able to navigate a Remotely Operated Vehicle into Titanicís Turkish Baths. Considering it had been sat at the bottom of the Atlantic for nearly a hundred years, the cooling room of the Turkish Baths was found to be remarkably well preserved.

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