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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 11:47 AM

The Titanic Was On Fire For Days Before The Iceberg Hit

However despite occurring over 100 years ago, this story is still evolving. In particular, everyone knows the base story about the ship hitting an iceberg. Incredibly, one major piece has been missing for years and has recently come to light. The Titanic was on fire for days as it was sailing and possibly much longer than that. Yes, you read that correctly. There was a coal fire going on below deck for days that the crew was unable to put out. The ship sailed anyway with a fire burning away in the hull.

https://medium.com/dialogue-and-discourse/the-titanic-was-on-fire-for-days-before-the-iceberg-hit-94fa26471dfa

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:07 PM

1. Well now, that story leaves out a couple of important details.

Of course there weren't enough lifeboats for the number of passengers on board.

The "suggestion" by left-wing writers then is that the big bad evil corporate White Star Line didn't care about the safety of its passengers, and so stinted on spending money for an adequate number of lifeboats.

British--i.e., governmental--regulations specified x amount of lifeboats, usually requiring way below the actual number of passengers.

The White Star Line, although they didn't have enough lifeboats, carried more than the minimally-required, governmentally-mandated number of lifeboats.

They exceeded what the government demanded.

The other thing is, most of the passengers who died, didn't die from exposure to the cold, or from drowning. The way conditions were, it appears most of them died instantly of cardiac arrest, feeling no pain.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 01:40 PM

2. Cardiac arrest seems to vary

I've seen a guy thrashing about in extreme pain.

Another guy put his head down on his desk and nobody noticed for a while.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

5. Thanks, I didn't know that

but it is a piece of information personally important for me to know.

I'd always thought "cardiac arrest" meant "instant painless death."

There's no such thing as "too much" information.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:38 PM

3. Wow - and they KNEW it was on fire B4 IT LEFT!!!!

From the link in the OP

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Molony also searches into why the ship would leave with a fire on board. According to interviews conducted and research into the White Star Line (operator of the Titanic), the company was in financial trouble. There had already been a delay in the introduction to the Titanic. The sister ship of the Titanic had also been damaged, causing more economic losses. It appeared that the Titanic would have to sail or the company might have imploded otherwise.

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AND - it's suggested the Titanic was travelling at full speed up to it's collision with the iceberg in an attempt to control the fire . . . . .

Again - from the link in the OP . . .
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In order to fight the fire, the stokers had been shoveling the burning coal into furnaces to burn the fire away. If the stokers had been shoveling as much coal as possible that could be the reason for the speed of the ship. As excess coal was burnt, the engines would work harder, generating speed. The stokers had been shoveling coal into the furnaces nonstop for 3 days fighting the fire during the maiden voyage. Molony thinks this is the reason why the ship was going at full speed when it hit the iceberg.

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Tragedy and all, I suspect a new Titanic blockbuster may be in the making . . . .

What a total clusterfuck . . . . . YET, - someone intends to build a Titanic II - for a measly 1/2 a billion . . . https://www.cbsnews.com/news/titanic-clive-palmer-blue-star-line-southhampton-new-york/



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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:13 PM

4. J.P. Morgan cancelled his trip on the Titanic abruptly as well.

Imo, it was deliberately sunk....3 of the big bankers that opposed the Federal Reserve were on board.

They died during the crossing.

Federal Reserve Act was magically passed the very next year.

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