RMS Titanic Manifests and Passenger Lists
The Titanic Docked in Southampton, Loading Passengers, Luggage, Mail, and Other Cargo Before Beginning Her Journey to New York - 10 April 1912. Father Francis Patrick Mary Browne, SJ, MC & Bar (3 January 1880 – 7 July 1960). Father Browne Titanic Album 1920. GGA Image ID # 10f3df8aff
Unlike most transatlantic voyages from the early 1900s, the RMS Titanic ended up producing more lists of passengers and crew than perhaps any other journey on record. The plethora of manifests evolved and expanded as researchers, compendiums, encyclopedias, book authors, and others are all seeking to produce a list with some distinction.
A Breakdown of Titanic Passengers by Class and Survival. GGA Image ID # 105a45366c
There is no exact or definitive number for the people aboard the Titanic, nor for those who survived.
Official documents, such as Contract Ticket Lists, Certificates of Clearance, lists of alien passengers prepared for the United States Immigration Service.
There were two official lists of deceased passengers created in 1912.
There are discrepancies, inaccuracies, inconsistencies, omissions, and other mistakes with both names and numbers. Even with these issues, we can determine demographics and outcomes and be reasonably accurate in our lists.
Our source of information was primarily based on Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Titanica. Our experience was the more sources consulted, the more discrepancies encountered between sources that are unreconcilable.
Reproduction of the original passenger list produced by the White Star Line for the RMS Titanic of its First Class Passengers. While some errors and omissions are present, it was still a useful tool for the passengers to learn of their neighbors on board during the voyage.
We prepared a Passenger Manifest of First Class Passengers that included Age, Home Town, Country, and Outcome, Sourced from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Titanica. It was used to develop demographics and ultimately, findings based on the premise of Women and Children First.
The Second Class Passenger List for the Titanic was not is a strict alphabetical order. For example, The first passenger listed, Mr. William Angle, was recorded before Mr. Sampson Abelson. The list has been alphabetized for the convenience of researchers.
We prepared a Passenger Manifest of Second Class Passengers that included Age, Home Town, Country, and Outcome, Sourced from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Titanica. It was used to develop demographics and ultimately, findings based on the premise of Women and Children First.
The White Star Line did not issue souvenir booklets of passenger lists for the Third Class passengers on their vessels. They were not expected to be repeat customers, therefore, no need to produce a memento of the voyage for them. This list was sourced from Wikipedia / Encyclopedia Titanica.
Passengers Grouped by Age:
Passengers Grouped by Lifeboat:
Based on the Demographics, First Class passengers received the priority over the guiding principal of Women and Children first, when reviewed with the demographics of each lifeboat.
The Titanic set sail from Belfast on 2 April for Southampton. Boarding at Belfast were the people contracted by Harland & Wolff called the Titanic Guarantee Group.
The Titanic began its maiden (first) voyage at noon on Wednesday, 10 April 1912, when it left Southampton, England. At 6:30 that evening, it arrived at Cherbourg on the coast of Normandy, France, where 274 passengers boarded, while 22 passengers disembarked. It then departed port at 9:00 pm and recrossed the Channel arriving in Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland around noon the following day.
Queenstown was the last port at which the ill-fated Titanic called. She sailed on Thursday, 11 April 1912, with the good wishes of everyone, only to founder less than a week afterward.
The majority of the passengers boarded the Titanic at Southampton. From 9:30 to 11:30 am passengers boarded the ship, and on Wednesday, 10 April, almost noon when the Titanic began to ease away from the White Star pier at Southampton and departed for Cherbourg, among cheers and well wishes. She was the newest, grandest ship in the world, loaded with rich and poor passengers, and everyone in between.
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Notable Passengers Onboard the Titanic
The passengers on the RMS Titanic included many distinguished people, both English and American. Among them were several American millionaires, who represented something like £100,000,000 of capital collectively.
Seven Second Class and 113 Third Class Passengers boarded the RMS Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) bound for New York on 11 April 1912 according to the Manifests prepared according to the Merchant Shipping Act of 1906, and Aliens Act of 1905.
How Many Lifeboats Were Carried by the TItanic?
There were twenty boats in all on the ship:
- 14 wooden lifeboats, each thirty feet long by nine feet one inch broad, constructed to carry sixty-five persons each
- 2 wooden cutters, emergency boats, twenty-five feet two inches long by seven feet two inches wide, built to carry forty persons each
- 4 Engelhardt "surf- boats" with collapsible canvas sides extending above the gunwales, twenty-five feet five inches long by eight feet wide, constructed to carry forty-seven persons each