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Originally posted by heelstone
Well, if it was a conspiracy to get insurance money, it certainly backfired in a very large manner.
At what point was the Olympic disassembled/sunk, or is it still around (I doubt it)? Surely this conspiracy could be put to rest if the decks in question aboard the Olympic were different than what was supposed to be there.
Bruce Ismay (the president of White Star) ordered Captain Smith to go full-speed ahead, despite both of them being fully aware of an iceberg field straight ahead. now, it could be said that Ismay was trying to reach New York quicker to make Titanic seem faster, but that wasn't likely to change the perception of White Star ships. the Cunard line was the holder of the fastest ships on the North Atlantic at that time, and White Star based its marketing on luxury, not speed.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Not really inconceivable... The Titanic was more than just the maiden voyage of a large ship. It was intended to revolutionize the industry in EVERY way...including speed.
Originally posted by copcorn
To me the real downfall of this theory is that having one of your ships sink would be a real turnoff to people contemplating buying a very expensive ticket. That, I think would have been far more costly to White Star than an underperforming Olympic.
Originally posted by THENEO
I have a friend that is close to being an expert on this topic and there is also debate about radio operators and weather reports and the captain absent from the bridge and on and on...
Originally posted by Fitzpatrick
Couldent any tests be done now on the wreckage to find out if any of this could be true.