Titanic Disaster Revisited

There are many stories and myths about the sinking of the Titanic.

We recently compiled the data on the lifeboats (721 passengers who entered a lifeboat) and a nice pattern came out in the fluctuation diagram of “launch sequence no.” against “class”.

(female passengers highlighted)

The “fate” of the lifeboats is listed under http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/lifeboats/

What can be learned from the fluctuation diagram?

  • 1st class was served with the first 6 boats
  • The next 4 boats were mainly 2nd class
  • Boats 11-14 had many 3rd class passengers
  • Boats 3 and 12 were less filled and almost no men entered these boats
  • Boats 18-20 are not well filled

There is more to see, when reading the story and the graphics side by side.

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