Titanic News:Conspiracy Theories, How Titanic Made Ships Safer, and more!

“Inside the Wildest Titanic Conspiracy Theories.” All That’s Interesting, 15 Dec. 2023, allthatsinteresting.com/titanic-conspiracy-theories.

The largest passenger liner of its time, the Titanic was once thought to be “unsinkable.” But just under three hours after the ship struck the iceberg, the ship had completely sunk, taking about 1,500 people down with it. Afterward, conspiracies about why and how the Titanic sank abounded, ranging from the simple and plausible to the extreme and outlandish.


“Thornton Heath Man One of Last Survivors of ‘Indian Titanic.’” Your Local Guardian, 11 Dec. 2023, www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/23965602.thornton-heath-man-one-last-survivors-indian-titanic.

But almost no-one knows about a similar tragedy, now known as the ‘Indian Titanic’, which claimed the lives of 280 people making the journey from Mumbai to East Africa. On November 23, 1942, a ship named the SS Tilawa, carrying nearly 1,000 people and thousands of tonnes of cargo, was sunk by a Japanese Navy submarine in the Indian Ocean. One of only two known survivors of the tragedy still alive today is Arvind Bhai Jani, who was just three years old when he boarded the ship with his mother Vasantben and now lives in Thornton Heath.


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“5 Ways the Titanic Improved Disaster Prevention and Recovery.” Interesting Engineering, 10 Dec. 2023, interestingengineering.com/lists/titanic-disaster-prevention-and-recovery.

Although disaster prevention and recovery, as we know it today, did not exist in the early 20th century, the lessons learned from the Titanic tragedy contributed to the development of safety measures, regulations, and emergency response protocols in the maritime and shipping industry that are still saving lives today.


“Four Things You May Not Have Known About Titanic Belfast.” Belfast Live, 9 Dec. 2023, www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/titanic-belfast-things-you-not-28240028.

Titanic Belfast has been widely acknowledged as Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions and one of the most popular visitor sites in Europe, but there are certain facts about the building you may not have noticed. Most of us know that the stunning building’s angular shape recalls the shape of the famous ship’s prows, with its main “prow” angled down the middle of the Titanic and Olympic slipways towards the River Lagan. Another well-known fact is the building stands at 126 feet, the same height as Titanic’s hull. But there are a few more interesting facts about the building you may not know, or may not have spotted on trips to the attraction.