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Originally posted by blocula
Makes no sense to me at all that the designers and owners of the titanic would allow the use of brittle steel for the ships hull and wherever else,to save money? but then build the titanics interior so lavishly and expensively...
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
It is a theory like any other...and I would say...why not?
There are witness testimony. But let's not forget that witnesses were under shock. Heavy duty shock. The "Unsinkable was sinking"...an impossibility.
There are eye witnesses that saw the iceberg. Some saw it go by. So what they saw wasn't necessarily an iceberg gashing the ship. They saw an iceberg go by.
There have always been rumors of cover up. Rumors that some people wanted that ship to sink. No need to mention that it was speeding (at night) in iceberg infested waters while other ships in the area were either stopped or had slowed down. The Titanic wasn't a racing ship "ordered" to break a speed record as some claim. It was speeding for other reasons but the Captain went down with the ship. Case closed.
Yes but they did find the Titanic. But what did it reveal? A long gash along its side as claimed?
Interesting article that states:
Confusion about the condition of the ship itself remained until the wreck was discovered. Most experts thought that a large gash had been torn in the side. Some eyewitnesses reported that the ship broke apart as it sank, but most shipbuilders dismissed that as impossible. The wreckage revealed that the ship did break apart, and there does not seem to be a gash after all, only small holes.
only small holes
Food for thought.
Originally posted by Eurofile007
Are there any photos or videos from the Titanic wreckage of the tear in the hull?
Wouldn't a sub need more than one torpedo to sink the Titanic? I remember that one sub needed 20 torpedoes to sink a big ship during WWI.
How did the Titanic break in half? I never understood that part.
Anyone can say anything, but I'd like to see the Titanic sinking replicated under controlled conditions with miniature models.
originally posted by: hellobruce
originally posted by: blocula
the Japanese Navy devastated the Russian Navy in 1905 with torpedos fired from submarines,
No Japanese submarines were involved in the Battle of Tsushima....
originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: AngryCymraeg
But wait, what if this particular U-boat's torpedoes were made out of ice! And were real big, say, the size of an iceberg! And the U-boat didn't fire their projecticle, but just pushed the massive ice torpedo out of the torpedo hatch real slow, setting it adrift in the path of the Titanic. A dastardly plan.