B Deck, also called the Bridge Deck, was the top weight-bearing deck and the uppermost level of the hull. It was the third of ten decks on the Titanic. More First Class passenger accommodations were located here, with six palatial cabins featuring their own private promenades.
Aft of the Bridge Deck was the raised Poop Deck, which was used as a promenade by Third Class passengers. It was where many of Titanic's passengers and crew made their last stand as the ship sank. The forecastle and Poop Deck were separated from the Bridge Deck by well decks. The forecastle deck started flooding at 1:30 AM and completely disappeared by 1:45 AM. The B Deck superstructure itself started flooding at 1:40 AM.
On Titanic, the A La Carte Restaurant and the Café Parisien provided luxury dining facilities to First Class passengers. Both were run by subcontracted chefs and their staff; nearly all were lost in the disaster because they weren't considered crew members, and they, of course, weren't passengers. The very few staff members who did survive were allowed on deck because they were coincidentally wearing casual clothes and the officers thought them to be passengers.
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Detailed Description of this deck
The next lowest deck was B deck, which constituted the top deck of the strong structure of the vessel, the decks above and the side plating between them being light plating. This deck extended continuously for 550 feet. There were breaks or wells both forward and aft of it, each about 50 feet long. It was terminated by a poop and forecastle.
On this deck were placed the principal staterooms of the vessel, 97 in number, having berths for 198 passengers, and aft of these was the first-class stairway and reception room, as well as the restaurant for first-class passengers and its pantry and galley.
Immediately aft of this restaurant were the second-class stairway and smoke room. At the forward end of the deck outside the house was an assembling area, giving access by the ladders, previously mentioned, leading directly to the boat deck. From this same space a ladderway led to the forward third-class promenade on C deck.
At the after end of it were two ladders giving access to the after third-class promenade on C deck. At the after end of this deck, at the middle line, was placed another second-class stairway, which gave access to C, D, E, F, and G decks.
At the forward end of the vessel, on the level of the B deck, was situated the forecastle deck, which was 125 feet long. On it were placed the gear for working the anchors and cables and for warping (or moving) the ship in dock.
At the after end; on the same level, was the poop deck, about 105 feet long, which carried the after warping appliances and was a third-class promenading space.
Arranged above the poop was a light docking bridge, with telephone, telegraphs, etc., communicating to the main navigating bridge forward.
- the À la Carte Restaurant
- À la Carte Restaurant Reception Room
- Parlor Suites
- Forecastle deck
- Second Class Smoke Room
- Café Parisien
- Poop Deck, with Docking Bridge
- B-3: Elisabeth Walton Robert
- B-5: Elisabeth Walton Allen and Georgette Alexandra Madill
- B-22: Captain Crosby and his wife Catherine
- B-10: Emil Franklin Brandeis
- B-11: Christopher Head
- B-24: Vivian Payne
- B-26: Harriette Crosby
- B-28: Martha Evelyn Stone
- B-30: Engelhart Cornelius Østby
- B-35: Léontine Pauline Aubart and Emma Sägesser
- B-36: Helen Ragnhild Østby
- B-37: Edward Austin Kent
- B-38: Archibald Butt
- B-49: Dickinson H. Bishop and Helen Bishop
- B-52/54/56: Bruce Ismay
- B-69: Charles and Clara Hays
- B-71: Thornton and Orian Davidson
- B-73: Mary Perreault
- B-84: Benjamin Guggenheim and Victor Giglio
- B-86: Alexander Cairns
- B-94: William Henry Harrison
- B-96/98: William and Lucile Carter and their children Lucile and William
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