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COAL

  

Titanic had a total of 13 coal bunkers, there was 6000 tonnes of coal on board when the ship left southampton,73 coal trimmers worked on the ship, it was their job to move coal around the bunkers using shovels and wheel barrows to keep the coal level in order to avoid the ship listing to one side, they also had the task of shovelling coal down chutes to the firemen below, other duties of the trimmers were to help with the loading of coal onto the ship and extinguishing any fires that may break out in the coal bunkers, the working conditions for these men was very poor, there was very little lighting inside the bunkers, they also had to deal with all the coal dust and the heat from the huge boilers, the trimmers were the lowest paid of all the engineering crew earning around £6 and 10 shillings a month (around £425 in today’s money)

out of the 73 coal trimmers on board only about 20 survived the disaster.

     


 

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Titanic Facts

One way Ticket: The cost of a one way ticket on the titanic were First Class (parlor suite) £870/$4,350 ($83,200 today)
 
First Class (berth) £30/$150 ($2975 today)
 
Second Class £12/$60 ($1200 today)
 
Third Class £3 to £8/$40 ($298 to $793 today)

Speed: of the Titanic at point of impact with the iceburg 20.5 knots (approx 23mph)

Titanic's Route :
Southampton, England (departure)
Cherbourg, France
Queenstown, Ireland
New York City, USA (never arrived)