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white star RMS Titanic -  Shelter Deck C



Explore Titanic Deck by Deck




To view Titanic's cargo manifest, crew and passenger lists please visit the PURSERS OFFICE





C-deck was the fourth deck down from the top. The main features of this deck were the pursers office, the 2nd class library, third class smoking room, 1st class suites, 1st class barber shop,  the doctors office, and some crew accomodations.

There were a total of 137 cabins on C-Deck including two sitting rooms, making the total passenger occupancy for the deck 315.

Passengers’ staying on titanic’s Shelter or C-deck included co-owner of Macy's department store and member of the United States House of Representatives Isidor Straus who was travelling along with his wife Ida, and her maid and Mr Straus’s man servant, they occupied cabin numbers C-55-57.

During the evacuation the Officer in charge of loading lifeboat no 8 was willing to let the elderly Mr Straus accompany his wife but he refused to go while there were still woman and children on board, as Ida did not want to be separated from her husband she remained on board with him, The Straus's perished during the sinking.



Places to explore on this deck




The Pursers Office           The 2nd Class Library          Doctors Office        1st Class Suites 


1st Class Barber Shop          Crew Accommodations                 3rd Class General Room


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Titanic Trivia

Crows Nest Warning: After lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald lee Sounded the alarm, officers on the bridge had only 37 seconds to respond before titanic struck the iceberg.

Lifeboat Drill: For reasons Unknown captain Smith cancelled the scheduled lifeboat drill due to take place on April 14, 1912

Titanic Dogs: From the nine on board Two dogs a Pekinese and a Pomeranian managed to make it into lifeboats and survived the disaster.

Smokestacks: One of titanics smokestacks was cosmetic as designers thought the ship would look more impressive with four funnels, however it did have a purpose as it provided ventilation to the turbine engine room and the reciprocating engine room.

Ripples in time: The sinking of the titanic probably changed the course of history, the loss of the world’s largest, most advanced ship deemed unsinkable not only brought about recommendations to the ship building codes, but unlike today communication in 1912 was difficult, there was no internet or mobile phones, for most of the population mail was the most common form of long distant communication, Titanic was effectively a floating post office when she sank seven million individual items of mail were lost and did not make it to their destination, this gives us food for thought as we will never know what was in all those letters.