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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #1

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could some people please inform me of some uncommon knowledge of the titanic and myths? also, did anyone survive that fell into the water?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #2

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could some people please inform me of some uncommon knowledge of the titanic and myths? also, did anyone survive that fell into the water?
There were around 700 total survivors, and yes, some were pulled from the water.

I'm not a Titanic expert by any means, but to me the most common myth is that the Titanic was somehow traveling at an unsafe speed in order to make headlines, and this is what caused the collision with the iceberg. Titanic was going at an average or even below average speed for a ship of that size in that era. So there was nothing inherently unsafe in the speed of the ship. Also, going fast might have actually helped to avoid the collision because it would help the ship to turn faster. So the speed of the ship was not the reason Titanic sank.

I've also heard some experts suggest that trying to turn and avoid the iceberg was a mistake. They say that they should have rammed it head on, which would have severely damaged the hull, but would have probably caused damage that could have been contained and at least kept the ship from sinking.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #3

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how long would they have to of bin in the water for for them to freeze to death?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #4

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and how accurate is the movie titanic?
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it says 6 were pulled from the water of 1500 in the movie
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Old July 6th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #6

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I'm not a Titanic expert by any means, but to me the most common myth is that the Titanic was somehow traveling at an unsafe speed in order to make headlines, and this is what caused the collision with the iceberg. Titanic was going at an average or even below average speed for a ship of that size in that era. So there was nothing inherently unsafe in the speed of the ship. Also, going fast might have actually helped to avoid the collision because it would help the ship to turn faster. So the speed of the ship was not the reason Titanic sank.
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Maybe the speed was usual. But if you sail so fast that you can't stop the ship in the range that the lookouts can see, it is irresponsible. What for are the lookouts then, if they see icebergs but the ship has no time to stop. In fog you should move slower. The crew showed complete ignorance also in realizing the situation. A ship made of iron is not unsinkable and therefore it would have been good if the boats were filled up to full capacity.
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could some people please inform me of some uncommon knowledge of the titanic and myths? also, did anyone survive that fell into the water?

The ships baker was merrily drunk and clinging to the stern flagstaff when the ship went under, i cant remember how long it was before he was rescued but he always put being well warmed with booze as his reason for survival.

Charles Lightoller and his crew certainly went into the water but managed to find an overturned raft and climbed out on that.

In that sort of water i think the survival time is supposed to average at about 15 minutes and youd be lucky or really fat and well insulated to make 30. That of course assumes that when you get out of the water soaking wet and suffering from hypothermia you had some way of warming up and not just sitting there in freezing wet clothes.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #8

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it makes no sense that the lifeboats were lowered when they were only 1/2 full. it was obvious they were going down so why not fill the lifeboats to capacity? many more could have been rescued but the people in the lifeboats were afraid they would be swamped. and to not have enough lifeboats in the first place really makes no sense. you would think for insurance purposes they would have to? and it really makes no sense that an experienced captain would speed up in dangerous waters. the whole thing was just a senseless tragedy..
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