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Old June 3rd, 2009, 10:29 AM   #1

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If The Titanic never sank.


What would have been if the Titanic never hit that iceberg?

It docked at New York on April 17th 1912 having completed its maiden voyage. It was seen as better than its sister ship The Olympic. Upon the outbreak of WW1 in 1914, the ship is quickly turned into a war ship alongside the Olympic and lifeboats for everyone on board. The ship gets battered a bit in war but survives. In 1919 after the war, the Titanic becomes a passenger liner again and is given a double hull.

The ship makes hundreds of transatlantic crossings throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The Olympic gets scrapped after retiring in 1935 after 24 years at sea but the Titanic lives on until 1939 when it retires after losing competition to newer ships and is also sold and scrapped after 27 years in service.

If only....
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 10:31 AM   #2

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there would be even more immigrants in amaerica...
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Its fun to try and figure out what the effects of a different outcome to an event would be!
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John Jacob Astor would then have had an opportunity to mention me in his will. Dang iceburg.
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John Jacob Astor would have lived to 100.

Molly Brown would never have become really famous though.
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Molly Brown would never have become really famous though.
And I wouldn't have had to sit through that dang Broadway production. Never thought of it that way before but it seems that two hours of my life went down with that boat. Dang iceburg.
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The two lookouts in the crows nest should have gone to Specsavers.
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Was there any technology developed especially to research the wreck site?
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Was there any technology developed especially to research the wreck site?
You might find this about the man who found it interesting.
http://www.varsi.net/english/search.shtml
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I have many Titanic books, DVDs and even computer simulations at home. I am a fan of Robert Ballard.

I have Ship Simulator with a 3D simulation of the Titanic, another one with walk around views of the Titanic set used in the film and a computer game called Titanic Adventure Out Of Time.
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