2nd class passengers enjoy 1st class amenities aboard the Titanic   Leave a comment

 2nd class passengers aboard the Titanic were treated to a level of luxury that rivaled other liner’s 1st class accommodations. They were even treated to an electric elevator, something that other ships only installed in 1st class quarters.

A second class ticket cost about £13, or $20.66 in 1912. That fare would be about $8264 in today’s terms.

The following is just a few of the 285 2nd class passengers on board.


Lawrence Beesley

Lawrence Beesley, a public school teacher, was travelling to America for a vacation. He survived the disaster in lifeboat #17 and was one of the first people to write and publish an account of the tragedy.


Eva Hart

Eva Hart was 7 years old and was travelling to America with her parents. Eva’s mother had a bad feeling about the fate of the ship, and refused to sleep at night. Eva and her mother were saved in lifeboat #14, but sadly, Eva never saw her father again.


Juozas Montvila and Thomas Byles

Juozas and Thomas were both Roman Catholic priests who held services for 2nd class passengers. During the sinking, they helped other passengers to safety, heard confessions and prayed. Both men died in the tragedy.


Charles Aldworth

Charles Aldworth was a chauffeur for a first class passenger, William Carter. Mr. Carter’s Renault 25HP motor car was in the cargo hold of Titanic when she went down. Mr. Aldworth did not survive.


There were 285 second class passengers on board – 168 men, 93 women and 24 children

118 second class passengers survived the disaster – 14 men, 80 women and 24 children

2nd class stateroom

2nd class amenities on the Titanic, rival the 1st class amenities on other ships of the time.


Posted March 30, 2012 by Joni in Uncategorized

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