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How many people survived the Titanic? Was it 706, 706 or 705 or can we only say it was between 705 and 713 ? Where do these various number come from?

  • Not a full answer, but the best number based on research that I've seen is at Encyclopedia Titanica. They put the number at 712. – Comintern Sep 25 '14 at 0:53
  • Encyclopedia Titanica, I love that. – Tyler Durden Sep 25 '14 at 4:28
  • The RMS Carparthia took 705 survivors to NY. Some of the discrepancies might be due to several initial survivors dying on the boats or on the way (especially those pulled out of the water). – Semaphore Sep 25 '14 at 13:10
  • @Semaphore If you look at the bottom of titanicinquiry.org/USInq/USReport/AmInqRep03.php#a8 it definitely says 706. Where does the number 705 come from? – Lembik Sep 25 '14 at 13:13
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    @Semaphore Actually the answer is entirely in titanicinquiry.org/BOTInq/BOTInq28Rostron02.php it seems. For example, "The Attorney-General: There is some discrepancy in this; I will try to clear it up. There are 705 of which we have a list. There are six persons who were saved whose names did not appear in the list of the 705, but according to our knowledge now were actually saved by you, so that that would make 711 altogether were saved. That is not including either the three bodies found or the one which died shortly after." – Lembik Sep 25 '14 at 18:09

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