How many people survived who were on the Titanic?
#69506. Asked by brainy_blonde. (Aug 08 06 8:48 PM)
People on board: 2228|
337 First Class
285 Second Class
721 Third Class
Note: There are quite a few opinions about the number of survivors. I have seen estimates from 701 to 713. I have chosen the numbers most often and recently used.
On May 6, 2006, the last American survivor, and the last survivor to have memories of Titanic's sinking, Lillian Gertrud Asplund, died at her home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Asplund, who was just 5 years old at the time, lost her father and three brothers (including her fraternal twin) in the tragedy. Her mother Selma Asplund and brother Felix, then 3, survived. Selma Asplund had died on the anniversary of the sinking in 1964.
At the time of Lillian Asplund's death, survivors Barbara Joyce West Dainton of Truro, England, ten months old at the time of the sinking, and Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean of Southampton, England, who was two months old, were still living, but were too young to have memories of the catastrophe. Therefore, with the death of Lillian Gertrude Asplund, first-hand experience of the Titanic's sinking has passed out of living memory.
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