Titanic Theories

Have you ever heard of the Titanic and how it was supposed to be unsinkable? The Titanic is a ship that was supposed to be unsinkable. You may have heard that the Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg. The Titanic was the world's biggest ship on April 10th, 1912. When the Titanic sank it was a very sad thing because, thousands of people died. The Titanic debate on if it actually sank or not and if it was the Olympic is a controversial issue.

Theory 1

The inside and the outside of the Titanic.

People believe that the Titanic was switched out with the Olympic that sunk as part of an insurance scam. The Olympic collided with the HMS Hawke just off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The incident caused many problems for the owners. They planned to switch the Titanic with the Olympic and sink it to claim compensation. They were sitting beside each other and you couldn’t tell the difference unless you looked at the nameplates.

They made the Olympic look like the Titanic by putting carpet in, cleaning it, and making it look like no one ever rode on it. A picture was taken of the Titanic while being built and it had fourteen evenly spaced portholes but when it left Southampton on doomed maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, it had 16 unevenly spaced portholes. People that helped build the Titanic even admitted they were switched. They removed sliding windows from the Olympic to make it look more like the Titanic. They started replacing the smoke pipes with the other ships smoke pipes so it would look more like the Titanic. They painted the two ships to look like each other, can you believe that?

The Titanic sailing.

The ship’s propeller had the ID number 401 used on the Titanic at Harland, at the wreck and the propeller was fitted to the Olympic during its repair. The letters M and P were found where the word Titanic was on the ship at the wreck site. The letters could be the remains of the Olympic nameplate. There was furniture from the Titanic that was possibly put on the Olympic to make the switch more real. If they got caught making the scam, they would have been charged with the murder of 1500 people if the switch is true and if they sunk it on purpose.

Side view of the Titanic.

Theory 2

The Titanic debate on if an untamed coal fire sank the Titanic is controversial. Many people believe that an untamed coal fire sank the Titanic. People say that they found a thirty-foot long black mark on the hull’s starboard side close to where the iceberg pierced the ship. The mark was located where the sixth coal bunker would be. The Titanic was going so fast because of a coal fire the crew was fighting the couldn’t turn fast enough. They didn’t begin fighting the fire until they departed Southampton on the Titanic’s maiden voyage.

Side view of the Titanic

An officer on the Titanic suggests the fire spread to other bunkers. The coal fire damaged a waterproof seal. The coal fire supposedly started three weeks before the Titanic set off on it’s journey to New York from Southampton. A three story high coal bunker next to one of the ship’s boiler rooms damaged its hull. The fire would have damaged the bulkhead.

The shipowner new about the fire but chose to ignore it. Marks from the fire were facing the sea so passengers wouldn't see the damage. They tried to calm the fire down because death by an iceberg sounded more dramatic. Melony said that a coal fire inside the coal bunker was well documented. The fire reached temperatures up to 1000 degrees and warped the bulkhead steel and made it brittle.

What I Beleive

The shipowner new about the fire but chose to ignore it. Marks from the fire were facing the sea so passengers wouldn't see the damage. They tried to calm the fire down because death by an iceberg sounded more dramatic. Molony said that a coal fire inside the coal bunker was well documented. The fire reached temperatures up to 1000 degrees and warped the bulkhead steel and made it brittle.

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.