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Old 12th March 2012, 14:06
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New Titanic Theory

Hi,

According to yet another theory, the moon is now being blamed for the Titanic disaster.

Unfortunatley someone has made a wee bit of a mistake:

The iceberg that the Titanic struck must have broken off from Greenland in January 1912 and reached the shipping lanes by April 15 1912, killing 1,517 people so that equals a trip of 3months

But on checking with the Canadians I found it takes icebergs some 15 to 18 months or more to travel from their calving grounds to the waters of the North Atlantic.

Next theory please..

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Old 12th March 2012, 17:57
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Perhaps there was a strong wind he he
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Old 12th March 2012, 18:23
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Perhaps the iceberg broke off from Greenland in January 1911, 15 months before and there was a typo in the report you read
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If the iceberg had been carrying and showing the correct navigation lights the accident probably wouldn't have happened.
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Apparently, when it broke off it most probably had a decent keel on it, and by all accounts one side of it was like a giant sail, so if it was blowing most of the time then it could have done the distance in three months.
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Or the Titanic could just have been in the wrong place at the wrong time !!
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What about this one then.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226295580466
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I honestly do not know why all this whoo har is still going on it is 100 years ago all people concerned are dead there is no one to left to blame .So why cant the people who perished that fateful night be left in peace and the whole sorry episode be put to bed for good
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Old 13th March 2012, 16:06
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If the iceberg had been carrying and showing the correct navigation lights the accident probably wouldn't have happened.
I would not be too sure about that Tmac, there have been a number of correctly lit ship's that have managed to have "a coming together", in similiar circumstances over the year's. Wrong speed and in the wrong type of Fog.
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I remember my granny telling me she that asked her school head if the pupils could go and watch the launch. She was told no, so she mitched off and went herself.

Don't say that was why it sank...
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Hi,
Many theories abound.
But the reason Titanic sank was because she was full of water.
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Now thats a good theory Rickles. worthy of a little research and discussion that. Something I had not thought about before. Somebody must have left the tap on eh.
I always thought it was because the chief steward was getting on to the skipper for more ice.
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Are there any members of SN who are going on the Balmoral memorial trip next month for the 100th anniversary.?
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Hi Billyboy,
Strange you should write(type) "chief steward was getting on to the skipper for more ice."

Yet another letter has been found stating that Captain Edwards was drunk.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...t-iceberg.html

But the bit I like is "was last seen alive on the bridge after making the heroic decision to go down with his ship."

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Now thats a good theory Rickles. worthy of a little research and discussion that. Something I had not thought about before. Somebody must have left the tap on eh.
I always thought it was because the chief steward was getting on to the skipper for more ice.
Oh aye,blame the Chief Steward!I noticed with great interest that Captain Smith left an estate valued at 3082,the Chief Steward 3120,says a lot doesn`t it? Mind you,he didn`t smoke or drink.
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I honestly do not know why all this whoo har is still going on it is 100 years ago all people concerned are dead there is no one to left to blame .So why cant the people who perished that fateful night be left in peace and the whole sorry episode be put to bed for good
Interesting comment and one followed by the maker's of some of the equipment for the "Titanic". Darlington Forge (Co Durham) cast the one piece Stern frame (around 41 tns) for her and her Sister's along with building the Rudder's which were then taken by railway to West Hartlepool and shipped round to Belfast. Even in the 1930's when Darlington Forge produced a catalogue of the huge casting's they could produce and a look back at what they had produced "Titanic's" sister's were mentioned but no mention of the ill-fated vessel itself was made.
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A point of interest. The Iceberg had travelled many miles before the collision. Yet it has been said by experts, Bob Ballard, Heaton & Haas and others, that two/three weeks later, after the incident, that berg was probably completely and totally melted. Is'nt that ironic? Believe it or not. Just another oddity!
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I have read that the iceberg season was unusually early that year. If so, it was probably because of global warming.
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Spooky but Could Captain Smith have been reincarnated as an Italian cruise liner captain?
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Titanic's Nuclear Secrets

Hi,

As the 100 year anniversary draws closer over here in Oz the new dvds are coming onto the market.

One of the latest is:

National Geographic: Titanic's Nuclear Secrets!

http://shop.abc.net.au/products/nati...uclear-secrets

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Frenchman on Titanic tries to get into a lifeboat.
OFFICER:- Don't you know there are still women on board?
FRENCHMAN:- Yes, but at a time like this, who thinks of having sex?
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Interesting comment and one followed by the maker's of some of the equipment for the "Titanic". Darlington Forge (Co Durham) cast the one piece Stern frame (around 41 tns) for her and her Sister's along with building the Rudder's which were then taken by railway to West Hartlepool and shipped round to Belfast. Even in the 1930's when Darlington Forge produced a catalogue of the huge casting's they could produce and a look back at what they had produced "Titanic's" sister's were mentioned but no mention of the ill-fated vessel itself was made.
After leaving school Edward John Smith worked for about three years at Etruria Forge before going to sea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17181461
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Shaft tunnel

Hi,

Just been watching another Titanic tell all.

In this one there is a man with his leg caught in one of the watertight doors in a shaft tunnel and he is forced to cut the lower part of his leg off with a fire axe.

Where did he spring from as there is no mention of this person either in the American Enquiry or the books I have on shipwrecks.

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Old 15th April 2012, 15:27
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What a lot of rubbish this site posts. I have read "Concordia" and, now, we are on about "Titanic"

Tell me to go somewhere else if I don't like it. That is what I expect, anyway, and that is what I am going to do.
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Old 15th April 2012, 16:56
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Hi,

As the 100 year anniversary draws closer over here in Oz the new dvds are coming onto the market.

One of the latest is:

National Geographic: Titanic's Nuclear Secrets!

http://shop.abc.net.au/products/nati...uclear-secrets

Regards..

Perhaps it was a typo and was intended as "Unclear secrets"
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