Titanic Myths

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Theories of how the Titanic sank and reasons why the Titanic lost many people. There was a ship that was said to be unsinkable. This ship was named Titanic. The Titanic had many theories on how it sank, it also had many errors which caused millions of deaths, and had a theory that I believe is true. Theories on how the Titanic sankThe Titanic had many theories on how it sank, here are a few. There was an American businessman, that bought the remains of Princess Amen-Ra. He smuggled the coffin onto the Titanic under the carriage of his car. It was thought that the mummy had bad luck which sank the Titanic.(Byers) This theory states that it wasn’t the Titanic that sank that night it was her was one of her twin sister’s, the Olympic! In September of 1911, the Olympic crashed into a Royal Navy cruiser that damaged both ships. The board of inquiry cleared the navy of crashing into them on purpose, since the inquiry was run by the navy. The White Star line had no hope of getting any insurance money so they switched the two ships and then collect the insurance money when the damaged ship sank to the bottom of the ocean.(Byers) This theory states that the Germans thought they could send a U-Boat in disguise as a iceberg to gather information from shipping in England. There were mechanical failure that turned the mission into a horrible accident with catastrophic results. (Byers) I think these theories are ridiculous and are myths or legends.Reasons for so many deaths on the Titanic 1,517 people died on the Titanic, here are a few reasons why.If there would have been an alarm that warned the passengers that the ship was sinking many would have gotten to the deck and into life boats. (Everett, 295) There were not enough life boats on the ship which led to people not even getting a chance to leave the sinking ship. (Wade, 111) If there would have been binoculars or spy glasses for the look...
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