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The RMS Titanic Coverup

Post by Ingolf » February 17th 2013 - 6:57 pm

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Approaching the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in the world's most famous maritime disaster, a new documentary has a different spin on the tragedy. The film, 'Titanic – The Shocking Story', says the whole thing was planned.

It's a 52 minute documentary that must be seen to be believed, and even then many will find the story too incredulous. But at its heart the film simply says the Titanic's sister ship, the Olympic, was the ship that went down.

The claim is that the Olympic was switched with the Titanic because the Olympic was damaged - in the same part of the hull where the iceberg would hit the ship that went down April 15, 1912 - and insurance did not cover the damage.

The company, White Star Line, couldn't afford repairs so they planned a sinking, took out extra insurance on the Titanic and made the switch. Their plan would see them make millions and keep the best of the two ships.


Very interesting documentary. JP Morgan was the actual owner of the White Star Line.

Did you know that Morgan Robertson Wrote About the Titanic... 14 Years Early?
"The Wreck of the Titan was published in 1898, 14 years before RMS Titanic was even finished being [cheaply] built"

#5. Morgan Robertson Writes About the Titanic... 14 Years Early
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A hundred years before James Cameron turned douchebaggery into an art form at the Oscars, American author Morgan Robertson wrote a book called Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan, about the sinking of an "unskinkable" ocean liner. When you see the cover, you figure you're pretty clearly looking at a fictionalized version of the Titanic story.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futility,_ ... _the_Titan

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No surprise there; it's a story that's been told over and over (there were 13 Titanic movies before Cameron's, including one by the Nazis) but Robertson's book was first.

Where it Gets Weird:

He was so eager to be first, apparently, that he didn't bother to wait for the Titanic to actually sink before writing about it. The Wreck of the Titan was published in 1898, 14 years before RMS Titanic was even finished being [cheaply] built.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/scien ... ref=slogin

The similarities between Robertson's work and the Titanic disaster are so astounding that one has to imagine if White Star Line built Titanic to Robertson's specs as a dare. The Titan was described as "the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men," "equal to that of a first class hotel," and, of course, "unsinkable".
http://www.historyonthenet.com/Titanic/futility.htm

Both ships were British-owned steel vessels, both around 800 feet long and sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April, "around midnight." Sound like enough to keep you up at night? Maybe that's why Robertson republished the book in 1912 just in case enough people didn't know that he wrote it.
http://www.lux-aeterna.co.nz/Titan.htm

Where it Gets Even Weirder:

While the novel does bear some curious coincidences with the Titanic disaster, there are quite a few things that Robertson got flat wrong. For one, the Titanic did not crash into an iceberg "400 miles from Newfoundland" at 25 knots. It crashed into an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland at 22.5 knots.

Wait, what the #? That's one hell of a lucky guess!

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What 41.1 million square miles looks like.

But maybe the weirdest thing about Titan were points that had nothing to do with the story, but check out after numerous inquires and expeditions to the Titanic wreck site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeboat_% ... 29#Origins

For one, both the Titan and the Titanic had too few lifeboats to accommodate every passenger on board; the Titan carrying "as few as the law allowed." While Robertson decided to be generous and include four lifeboats more on his ship than Titanic, it's an odd point to bring up when you consider that lifeboats had nothing to do with the #ing story. When Titan hit the iceberg (starboard bow, naturally), the ship sank immediately, making the point made about lifeboats inconsequential. Why the # mention this?!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titani ... an_inquiry

It'd be like HAL 9000 addressing the danger posed by O-rings at low temperature decades before the Challenger disaster...
Source - 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened

Amazing story. Not sure if this is true or not. But having some of the richest men at the time involved, it sure is possible...

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Re: The RMS Titanic Coverup

Post by ElGuappo » February 17th 2013 - 11:16 pm

Not seen the doco but I read a fantastic book called Titanic: The Ship That Never Sank which put forward the idea that instead of hitting an iceberg, Titanic actually hit the ship that was waiting to pick up the 'survivors' of an arranged sinking. There are even a few eye-witness accounts that support that idea as well as the mystery ship many people saw lights from in the distance but that never came to Titanic's aid. I don't believe a word of it (I'm a strong believer in the 'simplest explanation is usually true' theory) but it's a good yarn nonetheless.

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Re: The RMS Titanic Coverup

Post by dcyel » February 17th 2013 - 11:29 pm

I have seen it indeed and honestly said: its possible.
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Re: The RMS Titanic Coverup

Post by Ingolf » March 1st 2013 - 2:00 am

Billionaire launches plans for Titanic replica

NEW YORK — What could possibly go wrong?

An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016.

Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship's namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China.

Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage, taking the original course from Southampton, England, to New York. He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous vessels in history.

"We all live on this planet, we all breathe the same air and, of course, the Titanic is about the things we've got in common," he said. "It links three continents."

The original Titanic was the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank on April 15, 1912. Only 700 people of the more than 2,200 on board survived the most famous maritime disaster in history, partly because there were not enough lifeboats to carry everyone.

Palmer said an unknown when the original ship sailed — climate change — may play into a positive for the new ship's fate.

"One of the benefits of global warming is there hasn't been as many icebergs in the North Atlantic these days," Palmer said.

Passengers on board the replica will dress in the fashion of that period and eat dishes from the original menu, in dining rooms copied from the ill-fated predecessor.

Joining Palmer on Tuesday was Helen Benziger, the great granddaughter of Titanic survivor Margaret "Molly" Brown. Benziger, who agreed to serve on the advisory board for the Titanic II, said her great grandmother, who died in 1932, would have loved to see the Titanic rebuilt and complete the journey it never got to finish.

In what some may consider a temptation of fate for a remake of a notoriously "unsinkable" ship that sank, a representative of the Finnish designer of the Titanic II said it will be the "safest cruise ship in the world."

Markku Kanerva, director of sales for marine design company Deltamarin said that while the vessel is modeled after the legendary liner — the diesel-powered ship will even have four decorative smoke stacks mimicking the coal-powered originals — it will meet modern navigation and safety requirements.

In addition, plans call for a new "safety deck" featuring state-of-the-art lifeboats, safety chutes and slides. The new ship will also have amenities unknown a century ago, like air conditioning.

Palmer, who is funding construction of the ship himself, built his fortune in real estate and coal. Australia's BRW magazine estimated his net worth last year at $4 billion, although Forbes puts it at $895 million.

"I want to spend the money I've got before I die," he said. "You might as well spend it, not leave it to the kids to spend, there will be enough left for them anyway."
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Deja vu?

He might be correct in his analysis of "...climate change — may play into a positive for the new ship's fate"
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Re: The RMS Titanic Coverup

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Re: The RMS Titanic Coverup

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