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

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Cathy Nedin

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

Shane Worthy

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Here they are, Cathy, courtesy of www.titanic-titanic.com
Foodstuffs
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
 

Dave Gittins

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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.
 

Shane Worthy

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

Bob Godfrey

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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.
 

Noel F. Jones

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"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.

Noel