Titanic, "It was alright when it left Belfast"?

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Belfast tourist shops have long been flogging the idea on T-Shirts, cups etc that the Titanic left Belfast in a flawless condition and gained flimsy qualities elsewhere, most likely Southampton.

Now increasingly available evidence is suggesting that predatory capitalism had as much of a role to play in the avoidable loss of 1503 souls.
Cuts to quality & safety control by White Star Liner (who were operating amidst fierce competition in the transatlantic travel market) led to the ship being built using sub-standard metal and saw safety precautions flouted including sailing full-speed into the ice berg ridden danger zone in order to save coal in the midst of a miners strike and (unbelievably) setting sail into the Atlantic with a massive coal fire in progress in more than one section of the hull.

Scientists now believe that the fire weakened the sub-standard metal in the ship to the point that when it sailed full steam into the ice-berg the ship went down faster than original designs would ever have allowed for.

These factors were raised at the inquiry by the fire mens union whose members attempted to quench the fire at the time, but were suppressed by Lord Mersey who disregarded the concerns as 'immaterial'.

 


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There was a programme on C4 about it this evening. Senan Moloney was the investigator.
In short fire in coal bunker only put out in her voyage resulted in weakened steel as it buckled. The already poor quality of steel was shown by the photos of sister ship Olympic's damage in Solent after collision with warship. The reason why stokers left boat at Southampton. Due to coal strike she didn't have enough coal and took risk of keeping speed up to ensure reached New York.
Lord Mersey's enquiry ignored the testimony they were given about the fire in the bunker.
 
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It was the Zzzzzionnnisssts!

Iceberg (ASA Eisberg or Ijsberg) is totally a Jewish surname.
 

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There was a programme on Discovery Channel a few years ago that established (also drew on some tests of recovered material and there are academic publications on the theory) that the metal used on some of the rivets had used lower grade iron (more slag) and the failure of these rivets led was a major factor in the ship sinking. If the rivets had not used the lower grade material, there's a possibility that the ship could have survived long enough for a rescue attempt. The hull plates also had a problem that made them less suitable for use in low temperature water.
 

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There was a programme on Discovery Channel a few years ago that established (also drew on some tests of recovered material and there are academic publications on the theory) that the metal used on some of the rivets had used lower grade iron (more slag) and the failure of these rivets led was a major factor in the ship sinking. If the rivets had not used the lower grade material, there's a possibility that the ship could have survived long enough for a rescue attempt.
Ismay & his bosses at JP Morgan were cutting costs. Your rivet story and tonight's programme.
 
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The evidence does seem very compelling and points to breath-taking levels of corruption and irresponsibility.
 

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There was a programme on Discovery Channel a few years ago that established (also drew on some tests of recovered material and there are academic publications on the theory) that the metal used on some of the rivets had used lower grade iron (more slag) and the failure of these rivets led was a major factor in the ship sinking. If the rivets had not used the lower grade material, there's a possibility that the ship could have survived long enough for a rescue attempt. The hull plates also had a problem that made them less suitable for use in low temperature water.
Fkn Jaffas.
 

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Wolfie's peed off because Titanic made Belfast more famous than the Ra did...
 
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Its all the fault of that Kate Winslett. She let him drown.

I never believed she rescued Richard Bransons Mum from that fire.

SHE STARTED IT.

Terrible news, that Kate.
 

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Wolfie's peed off because Titanic made Belfast most famous than the Ra did...
The Titanic crap that Belfast pushes is embarrassing. Shipbuilding fine and in the context of that then it should be part but OMG its like making money out of those who died.
 

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As moi was saying....
 


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