The passengers of the RMS Titanic
were among the approximately 2,220 people who sailed on the maiden voyage of the second of the White Star Line
's Olympic class ocean liners
, from Southampton to New York City.
s passengers were divided into three separate classes, determined not only the price of their ticket, but by wealth and social class. Those travelling in first class, the wealthiest passengers on board, were prominent members of the upper class
and included businessmen, politicians, high-ranking military personnel, industrialists, bankers and professional athletes. Second class passengers were middle class
travellers and included professors, authors, clergymen and tourists. Third class, or steerage
passengers were immigrants moving to the United States and Canada.
s first class passenger list was a who's who of the rich and prominent of the upper class in 1912. A single person berth in first class cost £30, the equivalent of £ and up to £870 (£ today) for a parlour suite and small private promenade deck
.Metelko, Karl, "." Web Titanic - Titanic's Maiden Voyage
, 2001. First... Read More