New Article: Big Ships and Small Boats
A new article, ‘Big Ships and Small Boats’ has been uploaded.
In the years leading up to the Titanic disaster, ships were getting significantly larger. A lot of comment at the time and up to the present day has focused on the increasing size of ships in relation to the lifeboats they needed to carry under the law. However, this overlooks the fact that the size of a ship was not necessarily a reliable indicator of how many passengers and crew she could carry. This article provides a snapshot comparison between Olympic and Carpathia in April 1912 and some comparative British government data looking at the largest foreign-going passenger steamers, their passenger and crew capacity and lifeboat provision.
It was first published in the Titanic International Society’s Voyage September 2022: Pages 3-4.