Monday, April 16, 2012

Swedes and scandinavians on the Titanic 1

By F.G.O. Stuart (1843-1923) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Just a few days ago it was 100 years since the sinking of Titanic
Of the passagers several were from Scandinavia.

Swedes and Swedish -Americans 123

Saved 34
Perished 89

Danes and Danish-Americans 14

Saved 2
Perished 11

Finnish and Finnish- Americans 63

Saved 20
Perished 43

Norwegians and Noregian-Americans 31

Saved 10

Perished 21

In all 231 Scandinavians on the ship only 66 survived

Around 28% saved. And 72 % lost

Most of the scandinavians were emigrants travelling in second and sterage class.

They were around 17.6 % of Titanics around 1310 passagers
and only 13,3 of its saved passagers. Only one of Titanics crew were
Scandinavian ( a Dane) and he went down the ship.

Do any of My readers have any connections to Titanic and its passagers
Or do you want to hear more about the scandinavians on Titanic.

Sources for this post: Titanic. By Claes-Göran Wetterholm 1999 (in Swedish)

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