Stuff That Weighs More Than Me: The Titanic

icebergRan into this photo this week and realized that I have never posted about the Titanic before.  I know, can you believe it?  This ship has “launched” so many superlatives–largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage, highest grossing film and possibly most insipid movie score.  At the time of her launch, the Titanic was the absolute epitome of luxury.  The first class section was designed to resemble a high-end hotel rather than a ship.  No expense was spared.  Tickets for one of the four first class parlour suites were 870 pounds or about $4,350.  In modern currency that amount is estimated at nearly $70,000.

And in keeping with her name, the Titanic was big.  Here’s some stats:

Length: 882 feet, 9 inches

Maximum Breadth of 92 feet 6 inches

Total height: 104 feet

Weight: 46,328 gross register tons and she displaced 52,310 tons.

Conclusion: The Unsinkable Titanic weighed more than me.

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