The Titanic was the largest and most luxurious passenger ship of its time. It was 269 meters long, 28 meters wide and over 53 meters high.which is the same height as Nelson’s Column in London and Belfast City Hall.
She had ten decks, three engines, and her furnaces burned more than 600 tons of coal. 175 ‘firefighters’ shoveled coal by hand and worked 24-hour shifts. Although the Titanic had four funnels, only three were working: the fourth was for show only.
Titanic’s full title was “RMS Titanic” as it was a Royal Mail ship that carried almost 3,500 bags of mail, including all kinds of letters and packages.
The cost of building the Titanic was £1.5 million, which is about £170 million in today’s money (about 200 million dollars). It took about three years to build it. The salaries of those on board varied greatly by position: Captain Smith earned 105 per month (about 11,000 today) while a stewardess earned 3.10 shillings per month (about 375 today).
There were 2,200 people aboard the Titanic on its maiden voyage. 1,300 passengers and 900 crew. The ship was not full and could have had another 1100 people on board.
Titanic was a luxurious ship and the tickets were expensive. A third-class ticket cost around seven pounds in 1912, which is equivalent to almost £800 in today’s money. A second class ticket costs about 13 or almost 1,500 today and a First class would have cost you a minimum of 30 or more than 3,300 today.