The Titanic, which sank in April of 1912, was a British ship that crashed into an iceberg and claimed the lives of over 1500 people. The cause of the crash, though, may not necessarily be what we all thought it was. New photographs may reveal criminal negligence behind the crash.
Journalist Senan Molony has spent 30 years researching the horrific crash, and has reached the conclusion that it may not have been an iceberg that sank the Titanic, but it was a fire that raged for three weeks in the ship that ultimately resulted in the crash.
According to Molony, photographs that were taken of the ship revealed black marks over 30 feet long going across the hull of the ship. The marks were located right behind the part of the ship that was hit by the iceberg.
Molony says that a fuel store was the cause of the fire. The fuel store began behind a boiler room in the ship, and the crew was unable to put it out. “We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg stuck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast,” Molony stated.
Molony states that the temperature of the fire could have weakened the steel of the ship by 75 percent.
Rumors also state that the Titanic had to travel exceptionally fast to reach New York because of the fire raging below deck. The fire was supposedly a “time bomb” which could explode any moment.
An investigation done in 1912 suggests that due to the speed the ship was going, the crew did not have enough time to avoid hitting the iceberg. This story has not been confirmed or denied, but is definitely interesting considering what we all thought we knew about the sinking of the historic ship.