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The Provisions for the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic

Bottled Beer for the Titanic from White Star Line supplier C. G. Hibbert & Co - 1912

Bottled Beer for the Titanic from White Star Line supplier C. G. Hibbert & Co - 1912. GGA Image ID # 10dc23ccf3

A tremendous amount of provisions were loaded onto the Titanic in order to accommodate all passengers and crew during the voyage.  The following is believed to be the list of supplies laden prior to departure.

For the kitchen pantry and saloons:

  • Bacon and Ham: 7,500 Pounds
  • Beer and Stout: 20,000 Bottles
  • Cereals: 10,000 Pounds
  • Coffee: 2,200 Pounds
  • Condensed Milk: 600 Gallons
  •  Fresh Asparagus: 800 Bundles
  • Fresh Butter: 6,000 Pounds
  • Fresh Cream: 1,200 Quarts
  • Fresh Eggs: 40,000
  • Fresh Fish: 11,000 Pounds
  • Fresh Green Peas: 2,250 Pounds
  • Fresh Meat: 75,000 Pounds
  • Fresh Milk: 1,500 Gallons
  • Grapefruit: 50 Boxes
  • Grapes: 1,000 Pounds
  • Ice Cream: 1,750 Quarts
  • Jams and Marmalades: 1,120 Pounds
  • Lemons: 50 Boxes (16,000)
  • Lettuce: 7,000 Heads
  • Mineral Waters: 15,000 Bottles
  • Onions: 3,500 Pounds
  • Oranges: 180 Boxes (36,000)
  • Potatoes: 40 Tons
  • Poultry and Game: 25,000 Pounds
  • Rice, Dried Beans, Etc.: 10,000 Pounds
  • Salt and Dried Fish: 4000 Pounds
  • Sausages: 2,500 Pounds
  • Spirits: 850 Bottles
  • Sugar: 10,000 Pounds
  • Sweetbreads: 1,000
  • Tea: 800 Pounds
  • Tomatoes: 2.75 Tons
  • Wines: 1,500 Bottles

For the dining and entertaining service:

  • Asparagus Tongs: 400
  • Beef Teacups: 3,000
  • Beef Tea Dishes: 3,000
  • Breakfast Cups: 4,500
  • Breakfast Plates: 2,500
  • Breakfast Saucers: 4,500
  • Butter Dishes: 400
  • Butter Knives: 400
  • Celery Glasses: 300
  • Champagne Glasses: 1,500
  • Claret Jugs: 300
  • Cocktail Glasses: 1,500
  • Coffee Cups: 1,500
  • Coffee Pots: 1,200
  • Coffee Saucers: 1,500
  • Cream Jugs: 1,000
  • Crystal Dishes: 1,500
  • Cut Glass Tumblers: 8,000
  • Dessert Plates: 2,000
  • Dessert Spoons: 3,000
  • Dinner Forks: 8,000
  • Dinner Plates: 12,000
  • Dinner Spoons: 5,000
  • Egg Spoons: 2,000
  • Entrée Dishes: 400
  • Finger Bowls: 1,000
  • Fish Forks: 1,500
  • Fish Knives: 1,500
  • Flower Vases: 500
  • Fruit Dishes: 400
  • Fruit Forks: 1,500
  • Fruit Knives: 1,500
  • Grape Scissors: 100
  • Ice Cream Plates: 5,500
  • Liquor Glasses: 1,200
  • Meat Dishes: 400
  • Mustard Spoons: 1,500
  • Nut Crackers: 300
  • Oyster Forks: 1,000
  • Pie Dishes: 1,200
  • Pudding Dishes: 1,200
  • Salad Bowls: 500
  • Saltshakers: 2,000
  • Salt Spoons: 1,500
  • Soufflé Dishes: 1,500
  • Soup Plates: 4,500
  • Sugar Basins: 400
  • Sugar Tongs: 400
  • Table & Dessert Knives: 8,000
  • Teacups: 3,000
  • Tea Pots: 1,200
  • Tea Saucers: 3,000
  • Teaspoons: 6,000
  • Toast Racks: 400
  • Vegetable Dishes: 400
  • Water Bottles: 2,500
  • Wine Glasses: 2,000

For the linen closet:

  • Aprons: 4,000
  • Bath Towels: 7,500
  • Bed Covers: 3,600
  • Blankets: 7,500
  • Cook's Cloths: 3,500
  • Counterpanes: 3,000
  • Double Sheets: 3,000
  • Eiderdown Quilts: 800
  • Fine Towels: 25,000
  • Glass Cloths: 2,000
  • Lavatory Towels: 8,000
  • Miscellaneous Items: 40,000
  • Pantry Towels: 6,500
  • Pillow Slips: 15,000
  • Roller Towels: 3,500
  • Single Sheets: 15,000
  • Tablecloths: 6,000
  • Table Napkins: 45,000
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