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Sailing Day

Sailing Day-10th April 1912


Around midnight, on the Fourth of April 1912, the R.M.S Titanic steamed in to Southampton docks. In the six days that followed before departures all the Fresh linen, food & drink were brought on board.

 


Provisions list.

Item

Quantity

Item

Quantity

Fresh meat

75,000 lbs

Flour

250 barrels

Fresh fish

11,000 lbs

Cereals

10,000 lbs

Salt and dried fish

4,000 lbs

Apples

36,000

Bacon & Ham

75,000 lbs

Oranges

36,000

Poultry and game

25,000 lbs

Lemons

16,000

Fresh eggs

40,000

Grapes

1,000 lbs

Sausages

2,500 lbs

Grapefruit

13,000

Potatoes

40 Tons

Jams & Marmalade

1,120 lbs

Onions

3,500 lbs

Fresh milk

1,500 gals

Tomatoes

3,500 lbs

Fresh cream

1,200 qts

Fresh asparagus

800 bundles

Condensed milk

600 gals

Fresh green peas

2,500 lbs

Fresh butter

6,000 lbs

Lettuce

7,000 heads

Ales and stout

15,000 bottles

Sweetbreads

1,000

Wines

1,000 bottles

Ice cream

1,750 qts

Spirits

850 bottles

Coffee

2,200 lbs

Minerals

1,200 bottles

Tea

800 lbs

Cigars

8,000

Rice, dried beans etc

10,000 lbs

Sugar

10,000 lbs


Key

Tons

Tonnes

lbs

pounds

bundles

bundles

heads

heads of lettuce

qts

quarts

barrels

barrels

gals

gallons

Bottles

bottles


Of course, with such vast amounts of food and drink aboard, you would need something to consume them off of/out of/with. There were some 57,600 items of crockery, 29,000 pieces of glassware ad 44,00 pieces of cutlery. There were also 196,100 items of linen to be loaded, counted, listed in the inventory and stored. Also finishing touches to the interior were made. Because of the coal strike a few weeks before, Titanic was one of the first ships to leave Southampton. Most of the ships in the dock were emptied of coal to feed the Titanic's 29 huge boilers. The cargo put on board was magnificent. Amongst other things, movie cameras, cars and a rare jewelled copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

 

*source: Titanic Voices