1st Class Gym
First class gymnasium, Titanic, Belfast, March 1912.
Titanic’s gymnasium was a wonderful innovation for an ocean-going liner. It had an electric camel, an electric horse, cycling machines and a rowing machine.
Tickets, priced one shilling, were available from the purser and entitled first class passengers to one session in this facility, under the watchful eye of the physical educator, Mr Thomas McCauley.
The gymnasium was open for ladies between 9.00 am and noon, and for gentlemen between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Children were allowed in between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
Passengers can "indulge in the action of horse riding, cycling, boat rowing etc, and obtain beneficial exercise, besides endless amusement".
White Star Line
On the fateful night of 14/15 April 1912, McCauley, remained at his post in the gymnasium and went down with the ship.