Titanic Coincidence In The News

TitanicTitanic Coincidence:
You might well ask: How on earth can the Titanic be news? But there it is in UK newspapers. It's in respect of a book that has been published called 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic...But Didn't.

According to the writer, Tim Maltin, by coincidence, the Titanic came within two feet of crashing into another liner, as it set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton. Had the ships collided then the Titanic tragedy, with the loss of 1517 lives, would never had happened.

Maltin goes on to say how the Titanic's Captain was only used to boats half of the Titanic's size, and that's why he came close to hitting the SS City of New York.

Maltin explains, "The collision was avoided by about two feet, something which obviously is an indicator of the disaster to come. Anyone with a ship that size would have been accident prone - the world had never seen a ship that big before."

Some things seem destined to happen.

See also post Titanic Coincidences on 67 Not Out blog.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds interesting. I didn't realize the Titanic had a near accident as it left Southampton. You have to wonder why the captain continued with the voyage anyway.