How about if it wasn't an iceberg that sunk TITANIC? Solar Flare anyone?
Even Popular Mechanics is going the conspiracy route these days.
The theory is that a severe geomagnetic storm caused compass error and problems with communications.
Unfortunately, Titanic/MGY wasn't having problems...
This is the new Revell 1:600 model of the RMS Titanic. Cost us about $45 with shipping on eBay.
It's designed as a 'press-fit' kit with per-colored pieces but we opted to use glue on ours. We also painted the lifeboats, cargo hatches and propellers. Otherwise it's as supplied.
Titanic leaves Belfast to begin her sea trials. Its hard to tell from this angle, but the enclosed promenade on A deck has indeed been completed. Mr. Kempster took a few more shots of the ship as she headed downriver, but he never left the yard to take any additional pictures of the ship during h
This shot and the next, are two more views from the John W. Kempster Album. This one provides a rare bow view of Titanic as she was being launched. Its the only view of the ship seen from under the Gantry during her launch. Its amazing today to see just how close the crowd of spectators was abl
One of the most memorable images of the Titanic disaster, as well as one of the earliest photo icons of the 20th Century, is this picture taken on 16 April, 1912. The picture captured a young newsboy outside the White Star Line Offices at Oceanic House in Cockspur Street, London, S.W., holding a ne
This is one of more than a dozen previously unpublished photographs of the Titanic which were taken by John W Kempster who was a managing director of the Electrical Department at Harland and Wolff in the early 1900s. He had these pictures, along with more than 100 others, in a photo album that inc
It is believed the photographer added the signage "R M S Titanic" to the photograph. It seems the lifeboats had quite small signage "RMS Titanic" with the white star line logo (flag) underneath, all painted on the white planking. You can just make it out in the photograph above.
This is a rare view of the Cunard Liner Carpathia, seen docked at Liverpool in early 1913, following her annual overhaul. This was the ships first return to her home port following her rescue of Titanic passengers and crew from the Atlantic in April 1912. The action she took that night may very w