The Titanic had a total capacity (passengers + crew) of 3353. If she carried the following lifeboats:
- 14 \(\times\) 65-passenger wooden lifeboats,
- 4 \(\times\) 47-passenger collapsable canvas lifeboats, and
- 2 \(\times\) 40-passenger emergency cutters,
how many people would we expect to go down with the ship in a catastrophe?
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