Titanic Passengers

British fashion designer Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863 - 1935), one of the surviviors of the Titanic disaster of 14th April 1912, circa 1920. (Photo by Lasalle/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

What is amazing about Titanic is the array of passengers who travelled on her. She was a floating town, carrying passenger representatives from each strictly divided class along with valets, maids, nannies, kitchen staff, stewards, engine crew and officers.

Passenger Classes on the Titanic

It is hard for us to imagine these rigid barriers between the classes which existed in late Edwardian times and the early reign of George V and Queen Mary.  Society has changed and blended so much within the past hundred years. Two world wars, the Great Depression and a more humanitarian attitude to life have wiped out the belief that people stayed within the limits of the life into which they were born. The standard of travel today is based on the ability to pay rather than the socio-economic background which affected the Titanic passengers.

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Shipping Routes

Titanic was built to plough the North Atlantic route from Southampton to New York, a lucrative route for any shipping line because of the volume of passengers involved. She made two stops en route.

The first was at the French port of Cherbourg where many American first class passengers were taken on board to travel home after their grand tour of Europe. 

The last stop before heading out into the Atlantic and the fate we now know awaited her was at Queenstown, now called Cobh in County Cork, Ireland. Here, hundreds of steerage (third) class passengers boarded Titanic, many having sold everything they owned in order to buy a ticket for a new start. 

Diverse Passengers

The Titanic passenger list ranged from the richest people in the world to the poorest, setting out to make a new life in America. It is perhaps the range of people on board with a wide range of reasons for travel which makes the ship’s story so fascinating.  The class system which existed at the time ensured that these different social classes never met nor mixed while on board, except perhaps during the very last minutes of Titanic’s life.

Lists of Titanic's passengers and crew can be viewed on Encyclopedia Titanica.

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all I want is leonardo dicaprio
ruby 03 March 2013
try Titanic-Titanic.com.. they have lots of information about people that died that night. every body that was recovered. Michael
Emilie 06 February 2013
this was very useful info
anomynus 05 February 2013
I have a distant relative that went down with the ship that night. Mr. John James and Mrs Florence Louise Ware, second class passengers that embarked in Southampton on April 10. Does anyone know where I could get more information about them?
Michael 31 January 2013
yes hope people lived
brooke 24 January 2013
why did most 3rd class people board the titanic??
sarah 15 January 2013
did any people survive that were children or teens at the time ?
hope 02 January 2013
The RMS Titanic is a part of history, people, lots of people died there, if anything it should be a mourning site not a tourist attraction, granted I would love to see the Titanics resting site but only to remember those who suffered, I hope that God was with them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert Dobbs 19 December 2012
I have done a lot of research on the RMS Titanic, yet have never found what should be true, nor who should be accountable for 1700 deaths.. I've seen and read almost everything but yet understand why?? The warning was there, even though It's not right I personally hold the messanger accountable!!!
Robert Dobbs 19 December 2012
I would love to have been on the titanic AND survived it would have been pretty cool
Emily 09 December 2012
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