Lifeboats & Safety
On a vessel that travels so far on open water, lifeboats are very crucial. On the ship, there were 14 classic wooden lifeboats, along with four collapsible ones and two cutters. The ship was outfitted to hold 64 traditional lifeboats in total. This number would have been enough to save everyone on the ship and then some. Unfortunately, for the inaugural trek across the Atlantic, the company decided to simply outfit the boat with 20 lifeboats, which was barely enough to save half of the people on the voyage.