It took 4000 proud Irish men to build her, and one fated Englishman to sink her.
The magnificent White Star Liner TITANIC sank on this day, ninety seven years ago. This blog is a testament to her enduring mystique in the collective mind of human kind ever since. For those who may be interested, kindly refer here to an astonishing interview with survivor Edith Russell, and if you listen closely, you will learn the reason for the decision to title my blog Nineteen Keys.
The Royal Mail Ship TITANIC sank on this day, 97 years ago.
Survivors, victims and statistics
Category, Number Aboard, Number of Survivors, Percentage That Survived, Number Lost, Percentage That Were Lost
First Class 329 199 60.5 % 130 39.5 %
Second Class 285 119 41.7 % 166 58.3 %
Third Class 710 174 24.5 % 536 75.5 %
Crew 899 214 23.8 % 685 76.2 %
Total 2,223 706 31.8 % 1,517 68.2 %