The cause of the crash of the Titanic — the largest ocean liner of the early XX century — could be a fire in the fuel storage, the press writes, citing an Irish journalist Senana Moloney, who 30 years researched the history of the ship. The high temperatures reduced the strength of the steel of the hull, which did not survive the collision with the iceberg, reports The Independent.
Version molony, a fatal fire on Board the «Titanic» was made before his exit from Southampton. Within a few weeks the fire tried unsuccessfully to put out. The owners of the ship, according to Shehan Moloney, knew about the fire. However, they concealed this fact from the passengers. In particular, during the loading of the ship set so that a Board with traces of soot is not visible to the passengers from the pier. Team members also were ordered to keep silent about the incident, RIA «Novosti».
The result of the fire the hull of a ship in a particular location is heated to a temperature of about 1000 degrees Celsius. The steel has lost up to 75 percent strength, becoming extremely brittle. When on the fifth day of the trip the Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland, hit an iceberg, the covering gave way, and in the Board there was a huge hole.
Moloney in the aired documentary has put forward a new version of «Titanic» by analyzing the photos taken before the start of the ill-fated flight. These pictures were discovered in an unpublished album that found a century later in the attic of a house in Wiltshire, a descendant of the Director of the Belfast company Harland and Wolff, which built Titanic.
After studying the photos, molony in the place, which was subsequently damaged in a collision with an iceberg, found traces of soot on the skin. Experts have confirmed that they likely arose due to a fire in one of the fuel tanks of the liner, writes The New York Times.
Thus, according to the journalist, the iceberg is not the only cause of the shipwreck that claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people on 15 April 1912.
It is noteworthy that the version about the fire on the «Titanic» was considered in 1912. But then perhaps the effect of fire was an understatement, and the judge rejected this version. Some critics believed he acted in the interests of shipping companies, trying to imagine a major catastrophe as a result of an accident, not criminal negligence.
It is worth noting that in 2008, one of the famous researchers of the disaster Rei Boston also claimed that the real reason for the sinking of the Titanic – an internal fire and explosion. Studies of this question he devoted 20 years.
Anyway, a terrible tragedy has spawned a lot of versions about its causes: for example, some believed that the Titanic was torpedoed by a German submarine, and believed that the ship sank because of the sarcophagus, which was the mummy of the Egyptian priestess.
The researcher called a new version of the sinking of the Titanic to blame the fire on the ship 04.01.2017