Passengers Of The RMS Titanic
The passengers of the RMS Titanic were among the approximately 2,223 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. Halfway through the voyage, the ship struck an iceberg and sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,503 people, including approximately 703 of the passengers.
The Titanic's passengers were divided into three separate classes, determined not only by 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 primarily immigrants moving to the United States and Canada.
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