The Titanic : The Story Of The Titanic

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The Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era, named the "ship of dreams". This legendary ship was known to be unsinkable, until April 15 1912. It is commonly believed that this “unsinkable” ship hit an iceberg that night and sank in the northern atlantic. But how is this possible? On a night with perfect weather and prior warning about the dangers of ice ahead? Maybe this isn't what happened. Maybe it wasn't the titanic that sank, maybe it was its sister ship the olympic. The olympic was completed may 31, 1911 it was ordered by the company white star lines but it was built by the shipbuilding company, Harland and Wolff. The olympic was captained by Edward Smith and made its maiden voyage on may 31, 1911. The olympic was a very expensive ship costing white star lines about 7.5 million dollars. The ship left southampton and arrived in new york on june 21. When the ship was in new york there was an incident with the tugboat, O.L Hollenbeck, the tugboat collided with the ship and slightly damaged the stern of the ship. This was the first of a few casualties that lead to the abating of the stability of this once strong ship. Three months later the olympic was in another accident, but this time the damage was not minor. The Olympic collided with the HMS Hulk off the isle of wight on september 20, 1911. The Olympic acquired two large holes, one above the waterline of
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