RMS Titanic: Death by Class

As it is anywhere else in the world, the Titanic was divided up into social classes. And to such an extent that the first-class passengers and the third-class passengers were not allowed to mix at all. The First class was extremely luxurious; there was the grand staircase, Turkish baths, indoor pools, exercise rooms, smoking rooms, card rooms, etc. Only the richest people could afford first-class tickets. The second class was made up of mostly tourists, academics, and middle-class families vacationing in America; and the third class was mainly poor families seeking a better life in America. The spaces dedicated to each class clearly reflected the distinction between them.

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the estimated 2,179 passengers and crew aboard, around 1,477 died, making the sinking one of modern history’s deadliest peacetime commercial marine disasters. The distinction between classes of the passengers aboard the ship also reflected in their deaths.

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The data was sourced from Wikipedia, Encyclopedia-Titanic, and BBC.