Monday, April 16, 2012
Swedes and scandinavians on the Titanic 1
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
Danes and Danish-Americans 14
Finnish and Finnish- Americans 63
Norwegians and Noregian-Americans 31
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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