The Titanic: The Historical Story Of The Titanic

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The great ship, arguably the largest and most luxurious of ocean liners, at the time of its launch, and to date, the most famous, measuring some 883 feet from stern to bow, a maximum breadth of 92.5 feet, and a height of 175 feet from the top of its funnels to the keel, sailed out of the Southampton harbor in England. The moment was finally here. It was the early afternoon of Wednesday, April 10, 1912. The liner’s much talked about, and long awaited maiden voyage had begun.
The ship’s departure out of the harbor, however, was not a smooth one. This commencement to a journey was not what was expected from a touted event as this. The first minute or so of the voyage was scary, if not terrifying for some passengers, as the great ship, while leaving
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Fate or other forces had interfered with the plans of the White Star Line, and arranged a meeting with the Titanic and the iceberg.
Now, when one takes into consideration the delay of the completion of the Titanic, owing to the accident of its sister ship, the Olympic, which also caused the White Star Line to postpone the original date of the Titanic’s maiden voyage by three weeks, it is clear that the Titanic’s troubles started long before it set sail on its maiden voyage, and the curse, which was supposedly the starting point of the disaster was just a link in the chain of events.
Because of the significant structural damage, which was done to the Olympic, materials, manpower and other resources were diverted from completing the construction of the Titanic to repairing the Olympic.
Barring the Olympic’s accident, the Titanic would have sailed on its maiden voyage, as was originally planned, on March 20, 1912. Who knows, probably it would have been a smooth voyage from Southampton to New York. That, however, was not meant to be, as fate or some other stronger force had intervened and arranged the perfect date for
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In 1898, Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan, a novel by American author, Morgan Robertson, was published. The story, about the wreck of the Titan, a massive ship, with dimensions similar to that of the Titanic, by icebergs, while crossing the Atlantic during the month of April, has all the resemblance to that of the Titanic’s. This makes it more than just a coincidence.
If we look at some other Titanic facts, one will realize that the disaster was not just a spur-of-the-moment event, but one that was prearranged.
Firstly: the night of April 14, 1912 was a moonless and windless one, backed by very calm waters. These are factors that would make it more difficult to spot icebergs and growlers, the total opposite to the conditions that would be more suitable for the Titanic.
During the ill fated day, commencing from as early as 9:00 a.m., a number of ships issued iceberg warnings to the Titanic, which, at first, appeared to have been treated as unimportant by the Titanic’s wireless

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