A rendering of the refrigerated cargo hold

Titanic's Cargo Holds were used to storage baggage of passengers. There were six cargo holds, 3 forward & 3 aft. Each hold was loaded through a hatch.

  1. No. 1 Hatch was on the Forecastle Deck.
  2. Nos. 2 & 3 Hatches were on the Forward Well Deck.
  3. See 2.
  4. No. 4 was loaded by 2 hatches on aft B Deck
  5. Nos. 5 & 6 Hatches were on the Aft Well Deck.
  6. See 5.

Some of the cargo was quite unusual. These are some items found on the manifest:

Cargo Manifest Contents (some examples)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Contents of Titanic's Cargo Manifest
Main article: Provisions for the Maiden Voyage
  • 4 cases of printers blankets,
  • 34 cases of golf clubs,
  • 5 cases of drug related sundries,
  • 8 cases of orchids,
  • 4 cases of pens,
  • 7 cases of cotton,
  • 12 cases of cotton laces,
  • 4 bales of straw.
  • 4 cases of tulle,
  • 29 cases of cotton,
  • 8 cases of bulbs,
  • 28 bags of sticks,
  • 10 boxes of melons,
  • 61 cases of tulle,

Wreck[edit | edit source]

The cargo holds in the stern were torn apart by the violent implosions. The cargo holds in the bow seem to be relatively intact.

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