The accepted reason for the sinking, which resulted in the death of more than 1,500 people, was that the ship struck an iceberg at 11. Titanic infographic titanic facts history of the titanic. The ship that never sank, gardiner states his opinion that the ship that sank that april morning was not the titanic at all, but the olympic disguised as the titanic. When the book does not concentrate on revisiting wellknown titanic anecdotes which he then turns into evidence in favour of his theories, he rambles on with remarks wholly unsuitable for a serious work of historical writing.
Rms titanic, then the worlds largest and most luxurious cruise liner, hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage early on the morning of the 15 april 1912. Proponents of the swap theory have pointed out disparities in the number of portholes on the ships. The two have published a book on the subject, titanic or olympic. The craziest titanic conspiracy theories, explained history. It is an historical irony that the most famous ship to ever sail was famous because it sank, but that was the case with the rms titanic. May 03, 2018 unsubscribe from good mythical morning. Would titanic still be running today 2018 if it had not. In 1912 the unthinkable happened the supposedly unsinkable titanic sank after hitting an iceberg.
Author robin gardiner has provided one of the most controversial conspiracy theories regarding the two ships. Titanic conspiracy theory did the titanic really sink. Robin gardiner goes much further into the scandal of the sinking, not only with more evidence on the alleged scam perpetrated by the white star line but also with further detail showing the possible collusion of the british government in the coverup. New york and the ship billed as the topoftheline titanic was actually an older ship. Yet as burns pointed out in his 1986 book, the night lives on, there was no such number. Titanic never sank says a conspiracy theorist, the. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search.
Its a mindboggling mystery that oxford author robin gardiner says isnt so crazy in his book the great titanic conspiracy. After titanic sank, the us senate and the british board of trade held a hearing. In the years following the sinking of the superliner rms titanic many alternative theories about how the titanic sank have been put forward. I hadnt read it and still havent, but i had seen a youtube documentary outlining the major points. These and many other questions are raised in robin gardiners brilliantly entertaining read. It was an iceberg, not a curse, that sank the titanic. Aug 16, 2016 the ship that never sank was the titanic swapped with its sister ship the olympic as part of an insurance scam. It was put forward by robin gardiner in his book, titanic. Gardiners book about his imagined conspiracy to swap the olympic with her sister ship titanic is the only book i am embarrassed to own. I hadnt read it and still havent, but i had seen i hadnt read it and still havent, but i had seen a youtube documentary outlining the major points. The titanic never sank, it was switched, author claims. Oct 29, 1998 in 1912 the unthinkable happened the supposedly unsinkable titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. The year 2012 marked the 100year anniversary of the sinking on april 1415, 1912, of the british luxury passenger liner titanic. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.
Morgan that had acquired the white star line in 1902. When the titanic sank in 1912, it shocked the world. Documentary when an iceberg tore a 350ft gash in the hull of the titanic, she went down in less than three hours. But the truth is the socalled unlucky mummy is still at the british museum, and no mummy was ever loaded onto the ship. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
One such theory is that the sunken ship was actually the olympic, nearidentical sistership of the titanic, which was the subject of a large insurance claim, and that the two vessels were secretly switched prior to the titanic. Morgan, wanted to eliminate several prominent bankers. Oct 18, 2016 gardiner believes that an iceberg was not capable of the damage that sank the titanic and that the ship hit one of the rescue ships in the darkness. Titanic the ship that never sank encyclopedia titanica. The white star officials reportedly said that they thought the ship was unsinkable and if it were to sink it would take hours if not days for the whole boat to fully sink. In april 1912 the unthinkable happened the unsinkable titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. When i first purchased gardiners follow up book from riddle of the titanic, i too was quick to laugh off the idea, but then i read it, and the man makes valid points which fit into place better than what we all currently believe. Although not a new theory, robin gardiner popularised the insurance swap theory in his 1998 book titanic the ship that never sank. One of the most controversial and elaborate theories was forwarded by robin gardiner in his book, titanic. The titanic and the olympic moored side by side in belfast. Masked as the titanic, the olympic would be deliberately sunk, so that white star could claim the full insurance for the lost ship meanwhile, the titanic would steadily complete its build, and continue life as the olympic but tragically, the staged sinking went wrong after a deliberate collision with an iceberg, the ship steered left. The titanic never actually sank conspiracy theory youtube. Then the worlds largest and most luxurious cruise liner, it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage early on the morning of the 15th april 1912.
For more than 80 years, the drama of the last hours of the titanic has long fascinated the public. Several more quickly followed soon thereafter, including titanic. People seem to love a good insurance fraud story, so maybe its unsurprising that this conspiracy theory is one of the titanics most popular. In april 1912 the unthinkable happened the supposedly unsinkable titanic sank after hitting an iceberg.
Within three hours, it had sunk to the bottom of the ocean. When i first purchased gardiners follow up book from riddle of the titanic, i too was quick to laugh off the idea, but then i read it, and the man makes valid points which fit into place better than what we all currently believe happened on that night 92 years ago. Currently, there is only one white star vessel still in existence, that is the ss nomadic, which is only a tender. Feb 27, 2019 the wild theory that the titanic never sank. It is a brilliant read which reveals a fascinating. The ship that never sank was the titanic swapped with its sister ship the olympic as part of an insurance scam. The olympic posing as titanic was then sent out with the intention to be deliberately sunk near to a ship placed in the north atlantic ready to pick up the passengers and crew. The discovery of the wreck by dr robert ballard and his team became one of the great media events of the 1980s. Jan 30, 2018 it is an historical irony that the most famous ship to ever sail was famous because it sank, but that was the case with the rms titanic. One of the most controversial and complex theories is that the titanic sinking was more than a tragic accident. In 1912 the unthinkable happened the supposedly unsinkable titanic sank af.
Robin gardiner 24 may 1947 23 july 2017 was an english titanic conspiracy theorist who made several theories in which the titanic never sank. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Gardiner draws on several events and coincidences that occurred in the months, days, and hours leading up to the sinking of the titanic, and concludes that the ship that sank was in fact titanic s sister ship olympic, disguised as titanic, as an insurance scam by her owners, the international mercantile marine group, controlled by american financier j. Feb 27, 2019 the wild conspiracy that the titanic never sank. The royal mail ship rms titanic sank during its maiden voyage, en route to new york city from southampton, eng. Titanic was not the only luxury liner that the white star line owned and operated. When the titanic sank in 1912, it shocked the world titanic never sank.
For more than 80 years, the drama of the last hours of the titanic has fascinated people. Gardiner alleges that the titanic and its nearly identical sistership olympic were swapped as. Yet on the night of april 14, 1912, just four days after leaving southampton, england on its maiden voyage to new york, the titanic struck an iceberg. The biggest ship of its kind, titanic was billed unsinkable by its owners white star line. Most of the conspiracy theories revolved around an alleged switch with titanic s sister ship, the rms olympic.
After the ship sank, a survivor recounted steads story to the new york world, and the media picked it up. The ship that never sank robin gardiner goes further into the scandal of the sinking, not only with more evidence on the alleged scam perpetrated by the while star line but also with further evidence showing the possible collusion of the british government in the coverup. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading titanic. But a conspiracy theory that has crept up online in recent years asks the question, most recently on reddit. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Titanic never sank says a conspiracy theorist, the sinking. However, gardiner did not stop with his first book. This dissertation studies the conspiracy theory published by robin gardiner in his. The discovery of the wreck by dr robert ballard and his. No matter that navigation was nowhere near so good in those days as it now is. The limits of human innovation were cruelly displayed with the destruction of such a technically remarkable ship. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The ship that never sank encyclopedia titanica message board.838 1534 1263 306 689 932 417 129 695 399 101 622 1457 131 104 1021 728 404 809 339 156 1245 115 297 1273 585 398 936 164 1203 1005 784