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Victualling list does anyone know of a list of foods taken aboard

Discussion in 'Victualling' started by Cathy Nedin, May 18, 2001.

  1. Cathy Nedin

    Cathy Nedin Guest

    I'm looking for a copy of a list which details perishables and non-perishables taken aboard at the three ports. Anyone know ?
  2. Shane Worthy

    Shane Worthy Member

    Here they are, Cathy, courtesy of www.titanic-titanic.com
    Fresh Meat 75,000 lbs
    Fresh Fish 11,000 lbs
    Poultry & Game 25,000 lbs
    Salt & Dried Fish 4,000 lbs
    Bacon & Ham 7,500 lbs
    Sausages 2,500 lbs
    Fresh Eggs 40,000
    Flour 200 Barrels
    Sugar 10,000 lbs
    Potatoes 40 tons
    Onions 3,500 lbs
    Rice & Dried Beans 10,000 lbs
    Lettuce 7,000 heads
    Tomatoes 2.75 tons
    Fresh Green Peas 2,250 lbs
    Fresh Asparagus 800 Bundles
    Oranges 36,000
    Lemons 16,000
    Coffee 2,200 lbs
    Tea 800 lbs
    Cereals 10,000 lbs
    Fresh Cream 1,200 qts
    Ice Cream 1,750 qts
    Sweetbreads 1,000
    Grapefruit 50 Boxes
    Hothouse Grapes 1,000 lbs
    Fresh Milk 1,500 gal
    Condensed Milk 600 gal
    Fresh Butter 6,000 lbs
    Jams & Preserves 1,120 lbs
    Beverages & Alchohol
    Beer 20,000 bottles
    Wine 1,500 bottles
    Spirits 850 bottles
    Mineral Water 15,000 bottles
    Glassware, Cutlery & Tableware
    Breakfast Cups 4,500
    Tea Cups 3,000
    Coffee Cups 1,500
    Beef Tea Cups 3,000
    Cream Jugs 1,000
    Breakfast Plates 2,500
    Dessert Plates 2,000
    Soup Plates 4,500
    Pie Dishes 1,200
    Beef Tea Dishes 3,000
    Cut Tumblers 8,000
    Water Bottles 2,500
    Crystal Dishes 1,500
    Celery Glasses 300
    Flower Vases 500
    Ice Cream Plates 5,500
    Dinner Plates 12,000
    Coffee Pots 1,200
    Tea Pots 1,200
    Breakfast Saucers 4,500
    Tea Saucers 3,000
    Coffee Saucers 1,500
    Souffle Dishes 1,500
    Wine Glasses 2,000
    Champagne Glasses 1,500
    Cocktail Glasses 1,500
    Liquor Glasses 1,200
    Claret Jugs 300
    Salt Shakers 2,000
    Salad Bowls 500
    Pudding Dishes 1,200
    Sugar Basins 400
    Fruit Dishes 400
    Finger Bowls 1,000
    Butter Dishes 400
    Vegetable Dishes 400
    Entree Dishes 400
    Meat Dishes 400
    Dinner Forks 8,000
    Fruit Forks 1,500
    Fish Forks 1,500
    Oyster Forks 1,000
    Butter Knives 400
    Sugar Tongs 400
    Fruit Knives 1,500
    Fish Knives 1,500
    Table & Dessert Knives 8,000
    Nut Crackers 300
    Toast Racks 400
    Dinner Spoons 5,000
    Dessert Spoons 3,000
    Egg Spoons 2,000
    Tea Spoons 6,000
    Salt Spoons 1,500
    Mustard Spoons 1,500
    Grape Scissors 100
    Asparagus Tongs 400
    Linen & Bedding
    Aprons 4,000
    Blankets 7,500
    Table Cloths 6,000
    Glass Cloths 2,000
    Cooks' Cloths 3,500
    Counterpanes 3,000
    Bed Covers 3,600
    Eiderdown Quilts 800
    Single Sheets 15,000
    Double Sheets 3,000
    Pillow Slips 15,000
    Table Napkins 45,000
    Bath Towels 7,500
    Fine Towels 25,000
    Lavatory Towels 8,000
    Roller Towels 3,500
    Pantry Towels 6,500
    Miscellaneous Items 40,000
  3. Dave Gittins

    Dave Gittins Member

    I would point out that the list above is actually very much an approximation. It was published in 1913 by one R A Fletcher, who obtained it from White Star. It's described as "a fair average" of what the company had to provide for every voyage of Olympic.

    Fletcher's work is on pages 34-37 of A Titanic Reader, published also as Titanic. The editor is John Wilson Foster. Fletcher goes into the special foods carried on certain occasions, such as Thanksgiving.
  4. Shane Worthy

    Shane Worthy Member

    Exactly, Fletcher.
    It will NEVER be known for certain what was exactly carried...but this is most likely VERY close.
    All Ahead Full!
  5. Ray Perks

    Ray Perks Member

    does anyone know the brand(s) of tea used on board the Titanic please?
  6. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey Member

    If the First Class passengers were served with the best available, that would have been Twinings. They held the Royal Warrant and were the original makers of the famous Earl Grey blend.
  7. Noel F.Jones

    Noel F.Jones Guest

    "I would point out that the list above is actually very much an approximation. It was published in 1913 by one R A Fletcher, who obtained it from White Star. It's described as "a fair average" of what the company had to provide for every voyage of Olympic."

    This is not the case. The list is an admixture of Consumables and Inventory. It should be obvious that Inventory does not get renewed each voyage. It is periodically stock-checked in order that breakages and losses can be made up - and questions asked!

    Some companies paid bonuses to the catering officers conditional upon inventory wastage being kept within tolerances.

    The list is indeed "an approximation". For a start there is no breakdown by class.

  8. Ray Perks

    Ray Perks Member

    Thanks Bob!