Titanic: Was It A Great Insurance Scam?
When an iceberg tore a 350-ft gash in the hull of the Titanic, she went down in less than three hours. But was there more to the disaster than meets the eye? Was it an accident, or was it a crime? Is the ship at the bottom of the Atlantic really the Titanic? The accepted reason for the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, which resulted in the death of around 1,500 passengers and crew, is that the RMS Titanic, during her maiden voyage, struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm on 14 April 1912, buckling the hull plates allowing water to enter the ship’s first five watertight compartments (one more than the Titanic was designed to survive), which resulted in her sinking 2 hours and 40 minutes later. The event immediately caused immense reverberation, so different alternative theories about how the sinking happened have been put forward.