Source 4

Survey of an Emigrant Ship: Certificate of Clearance (MT 9/920f)

Transcript

This is a very simplified transcript of the document MT 9/960f.

“Cabin passengers” were First or Second Class passengers. “Steerage” passengers were in Third Class berths or slept in open rooms.

Port of embarkationNumber of cabin passengers embarkedNumber of steerage passengers embarkedCrew
Total606 (31 children)710 (78 children)885
Southampton 427 (26 children) 495 (56 children) 892
Cherbourg 172 (5 children) 102 (17 children)892
Queenstown7 (0 children)113 (5 children)(7 deserted)
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4. Look at Source 4. This is a page from a document headed ‘Survey of an Emigrant Ship: Certificate of Clearance’. Use the simplified transcript to answer the questions below.

  • Where did most people embark?
  • Which class of passenger made up the majority of those embarking at Cherbourg?
  • Which class of passenger made up the majority of those embarking at Queenstown?
  • Which class of passenger were in a majority of all those on board when the Titanic set off for New York?
  • Look at the title of the document on which the table is based. What does this tell you about who all these steerage passengers were?