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white star RMS Titanic -  Cargo Hold


 

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To view Titanic's cargo manifest, crew and passenger lists please visit the PURSERS OFFICE

 


  

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Titanic’s cargo was kept in the cargo hold, in fact the ship had six cargo holds 3 forward and 3 aft, the ship was also equipped with its own electric cranes for loading and unloading cargo.

Some of the more unusual items of cargo included a 1912 Renault Type CB Coupe de Ville car owned by William Carter of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who was travelling with it and his family, the car would have been worth around $5000 dollars in 1912, also lost was a jewelled edition of "The Rubaiyat" by Omar Khayyam with illustrations by Eliku Vedder. The binding was inlaid with more than 1,500 precious stones; the book had been recently purchased by an American buyer for $2000 and was in the process of being shipped to him on the titanic.

One entry that did catch my attention when looking at the cargo manifest was 300 cases of shelled walnuts ordered by the first national bank of Chicago ??

The full cargo list can be viewed by visiting the purser’s office.

     


 

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Titanic Facts

Coal: Titanic burned on average 620 tons per day when cruising at 21 .7 knots

Mail: The Titanic carried 3,423 sacks of mail, That was an estimated seven million individual items

Empire State: The Titanic is about as long as the Empire State building is tall.

Water: The Titanic used approximately 14,000 gallons of drinking water every 24 hours.