I just recently found this board, & this is my first post. Well, I have a question: I've heard a couple of different numbers pertaining to the number of people that survived. I've heard 705, 706, & 710. Can someone clear this up? Thanks!
welcome to the board! The number of recorded
survivors (from 705 to 711, out of which 5 are
living today) /victims (1503 to 1517)/ number of
total passengers/crew (2200 to 2228) will always
vary because of unknown passengers/crew, some who
had aliases and some were on the lists twice with
Dear everybody, much as is the case with the number of survivors, there is nowadays not much doubt as to the number of people on the ship. There were, if one counts the people individually, 324 passengers in first class
277 passengers in second class
708 passengers in third class
13 postmen and musicians (neither crew nor pass)
2 207 on the ship. There is one person in the Italian restaurant still unaccounted for, which might bring the total to 2 208, but certainly no higher than that, which means there were 1 495 people lost (or 1 496)
I'm new too. I just found this board while I was looking to see if there was a place on the net to go to remember all those souls that were lost and those who lived with the memories for the rest of their lives. It is wonderful to see the memory is being kept alive this way.
hello does anybody have the titanic explorer cd-rom? i would like the video of the cut lifeboat lowering scenes i think theres 4 lifeboat lowering scenes...could somone send these scenes to [email protected]? thanks
No, I doubt there is true consensus on the actual numbers even today. Joanne, the numbers you've described sound like those from the U.S. Senate investigation. Not to criticize their thoroughness, but even they may be likely to have flaws. Though I know it's unknown, I have stuck to the 2228/705/1523 numbers myself. I have noticed this is the most ubiquitous count as far as written texts and documentaries.
I wouldn't cling too heavily on the figures
you mentioned. They have been put forward by
a "historian" who has failed to count correctly.
There are several persons who have dedicated
hundreds of years of research between them who
can account for only 712 survivors and 1498
victims which gives the total as 2208.
The historian in error to date, has refused
to give an accounting for his figures, and
therefore is suspect in many of our regards.
Those is disagreement, including myself, have
utilized many factual sources for the data
and if you count carefully, you will fond the
The famous 705 comes from Captain Rostron, who had a list with that number of names. However, he said that his purser had another list with six more names on it. One that basis the British inquiry settled for 711 survivors, but more modern research has raised the total to 712.
Brian and Dave. This is completely new information for me. I always thought the 705 was pretty well set in stone and the real question was the 1522/1523 since one man abandoned ship beforehand and was counted as a casualty. I will have to watch out for this one in my readings.