Above: This view gives a sense of the enormous size of the Titanic.
882 feet 9 inches – the length of the Titanic (269.1 metres).
92 feet 6 inches – the width (‘beam’) of the ship at the widest point (28.2 metres).
175 feet – Titanic’s height measured from the top of the funnels to the keel, also referred to as the hull (53.3 metres).
104 feet – Titanic’s height measured from the top of the bridge to the keel (31.2 metres).
9 – the number of decks.
How Much Did The Titanic Weigh?
46,328 tons – the weight of Titanic in gross register tons.
1,328 – the difference in tonnage between Titanic and her sister ship Olympic (resulting from the increased size of her deck houses and other external additions).
52,310 tons – Titanic’s displacement, i.e. the amount of water that Titanic displaced when fully loaded.
34 feet 7 inches – the draught of Titanic; i.e. the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of Titanic’s keel (10.4 metres).
92 x 114 feet – the dimensions (width x length) of the largest room on the ship, the first class dining saloon on deck D.
1,116 – the number of portholes (also called ‘sidelights’) in Titanic’s hull.
419 – the combined number of windows in the hull and deckhouses.
Above: The rudder of the sister ship Olympic, comparable to that used on Titanic, under construction at the Darlington Forge Company Limited.
78 feet 8 inches – the height of Titanic’s rudder (23.8 metres).
15 feet 3 inches – the length of the rudder at the widest part (4.5 metres).
100 tons – the weight of the rudder (it was so heavy that one of two steam-powered steering engines were needed to operate it).
17 feet – the span of the central propeller (5.2 metres).
23 feet 6 inches – the span of each of the two outer propellers (7 metres).
Above: Boilers ready for installation in the Titanic. Note the size of the figure stood in the middle distance.