posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 09:47 PM
The program blurb.
New photos of the Titanic’s construction and launch have come to light after having lain in a suitcase for decades. They reveal a whole series of
shortcomings which contributed to the ship’s tragic sinking, including poor workmanship and substandard steel. But the most shocking revelation is
that a fire in a coal bunker caused serious damage to the hull.
A couple of years ago there was video doing the rounds on this site which I watched and believed but in the light of this documentary I no longer
accept that it was sunk deliberately to stop some very wealthy men attending the meeting at Jekyll Island where the Federal Reserve was being
We can only go on best information but best information now tells a different story.
My notes I took part way through the program.
A researcher noticed some inward buckling in the hull of the ship in photographs taken as the ship was moving away from the wharf. Oddly enough there
was a fire in the coal bunkers even before the titanic left the port in Britain. They never told any of the passengers of this fire. This inward
deflection was where the fire was in the coal bunker.
The stokers made little head way against the fire and the fought the fire by shoveling the burning coal in the bunker into the boilers. This used up a
more coal than planned.
A stoker gave evidence that one of the bulkheads heated up to such a temperature that where the bulkhead met the hull, the bottom of the bulkhead was
buckled. A short time later the bulk head ripped open and a stoker saw a burst of water and green foam come though the crack in the bulkhead.
The evidence of the stokers at the enquiry matched the conclusions of the engineers who reviewed the evidence.
Using a newly-devised CG technique to animate these extraordinary images, this program brought to life the building of the Titanic to life as never
The captain had increased speed in order to beat the record of the crossing from Britain to the US. By the time the stokers had extinguished the fire
a lot of coal had been used up and so the captained decided to maintain speed in order to reach the help of the other vessel 1.5 hours away. This was
also because the captain also knew there were no near enough lifeboats on board due to cost cutting during construction.
While the Titanic stuck the iceberg the actual damage along the hull was relatively minor, it was enough to cause the ship to sink.
The Titanic broke in half while it sank and it was estimated that it sank at a speed of 80km/hour.