did the titanic really sink?

shotlady

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oh! ough! documentary suggests sister ship Olympic was the ship that was sunk for insurance- JPMORGAN. Olympic was listing they switch name plates- the real titanic is the olympus. which was bought by Brittan in the 40's? and the name plates are falling off. what do you think about this shit?

 

gobrian77

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While the ships looked very similar from the exterior, they were actually quite different in the interior- a week would not have been enough time to make changes, especially in secret- that's just one major loophole:

Researchers Bruce Beveridge and Steve Hall took issue with many of Gardiner's claims in their book, Olympic and Titanic: The Truth Behind the Conspiracy.[2] Author Mark Chirnside has also raised serious questions about the switch theory.[3] British historian Gareth Russell, for his part, calls the theory "so painfully ridiculous that one can only lament the thousands of trees which lost their lives to provide the paper on which it has been articulated." He notes that, "since the sister ships had significant interior architectural and design differences, switching them secretly in a week would be nearly impossible from a practical standpoint. A switch would also not be economically worthwhile, since the ship's owners could have simply damaged the ship while docked (for instance, by setting a fire) and collected the insurance money from that "accident," which "would have been far less severe, and infinitely less stupid, than sailing her out into the middle of the Atlantic with thousands of people, and their luggage, on board, and ramming her into an iceberg."


This is the winner, though:

There are a lot of holes in this theory, but one of the biggest is that the Titanic’s insurance wasn’t enough to cover the Olympic’s loss. As J. Kent Layton writes in Conspiracies at Sea, “the switch conspiracy founders—quite literally—on its financial merits alone.”

 

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The reaon it sunk was design error. The water tight collision bulkheads were not extened to the upper decks. The flooding couldn't be stopped.
I thought the final conclusion was that the metallurgy of the rivets was garbage and tons of them failed upon impact, popping the hull seams open.
 
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Latest thing is there was a fire in a coal bunker that weakened the plating allowing the iceberg to RIP it open.

Bottom line is it don't matter. It's still property of Davey Jones forever.
 
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