Picture of 2nd class cabin


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Rolf Vonk

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Hello,

I have a question about a picture in the following link:

http://www.nord-com.net/sleepy/klasse2.html

The information says it's a second class cabin. I've never seen this picture before and I like to know if it IS a second class cabin. In my opinion it doesn't look much different from a first class cabin. Maybe a cabin on E deck or so.

Any thoughts about this? I'm looking forward to your responses,

Rollie
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I wish I had some frame of reference to go by here. Do you know what ship it was on and when she was built? Beleive it or not, it makes a huge difference.

Standards of accommadation were always improving with newer ships, and it was simply good business for the lines to make each newer ship better then their predeccessors in order to attract passangers.

Third Class on the RMS Titanic for example being far superior to what was called first class back in the early 1800's when steamships began crossing the Atlantic on regular schedules. The Second Class on the Olympic class liners was equal to or better then first class on most of the older ships of the line.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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Alessandro Del Gobbo

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Hi Rollie,
the picture in the link represents a second class cabin, really. This picture is taken from Ballard's "The discovery of Titanic", and I think we must trust him...
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I thinks this cabin could be collocated on C or D deck second class section...

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Tracy Smith

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I would imagine the difference between one of the lesser priced first class cabins and one of the higher priced second class ones was minimal. The main difference would lie in the access to the amenities, the "frills".
 
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Daniel Rosenshine

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Hi,

Actually, the Ballard book doesn't say it's second class. It only says that the stateroom is not as luxurious as a first class suite, meaning it's not as good as one of the decorated in period style suites.

The picture may well be of a H&W built ship, and maybe even of a White Star Liner. I'm not sure whether this picture is even from the Olympic or Titanic, but if so, it may be a first class E deck cabin, one of the more aft ones. However, it doesn’t seem to fit any of the cabins on the deck plan.

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Rolf Vonk

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Good morning,

In my opinion the cabin doesn't look similar to a second class cabin, but as Tracy said, there must have been a difference between lower and higher prices for second class.

I think there are two possibilities:

-The picture is not from Titanic/Olympic, but from another ship.

-The picture is from Titanic/Olympic and shows a second (first class?) cabin. When you look at the picture, you will see a different furniture from the Titanic cabins. Could that mean that this picture was taken after refittings?

Any thoughts about this?

BTW, I'm not sure if there's a pullman upper berth in the room.

Regards,

Rollie
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Daniel Rosenshine

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I'd say this picture is of a first class cabin, and not second. This may be after one of Olympic's refittings, or more likely from another ship.
 
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Rolf Vonk

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The cabin on the picture looks like the first class Titanic cabin E50 when you look at the deckplans. But this is just a guess, cause I don't know if the picture is from the Olympic class liners. Though it is very likely, cause of the style of the washbasin etc. The only confusing thing is that bed. It doesn't look at the first class standard furniture. So the picture is maybe indeed taken after a refitting.

Rollie
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Daniel Rosenshine

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Actually the washbasin does resemble Olympic type washbasins, but they're not the same, there is a difference. And then there's that chair and the bed. My best guess is that its another ship.
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