24 Years Before The Titanic Sank A Novel Was Written About A Strikingly Similar Sinking

The world is full of unbelievable mysteries. When RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, the sinking took the lives of more than 1,500 people. An estimate of 2,224 people were on board the ship when it sank.

RMS Titanic hit an iceberg at around 23:40 on April 14 (the time on the ship) and continued sinking for about two hours forty minutes until 2:20 on April 15 (The New York Times’ issue of April 16, 1912, stated that Titanic survived for four hours after collision).

Side-view of RMS Titanic | Photo: Bryan, Ohio/ebay.com

When the ship’s crew sighted the iceberg, it was in full throttle and it was too late to take precautions. It is said that the ship had received several warnings of ice formations on April 14. The Titanic was sailing in the North Atlantic Ocean at the speed of 23knots.

Titanic sent this distress signal | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

However, in 1898, an author named Morgan Robertson wrote a novel titled ‘The Wreck of the Titan’ wherein he wrote about how a transatlantic luxury liner named ‘Titan’ becomes a victim of an accident. Furthermore, he describes how this liner on its maiden voyage, strikes an iceberg and sinks resulting in a huge loss of life. The ‘Titan’ was said to be unsinkable!

Similarly, with ‘Titanic’, it was designed to stay afloat with four of its compartments flooded. Titanic also struck an iceberg, resulting in a huge loss of life.

Another author named Martin Elbon, in his book ‘Prophecy Of Our Time’, compares the striking similarities between the two tragedies – one fictional, one real. Have a look:

It was only at 9:15 on April 15 that a ship named RMS Carpathia arrived at the spot where Titanic sank – that is around nine and a half hours after the collision. This ship then saved the survivors. Captain Edward J.Smith was the captain of the Titanic.

Irish survivor Margaret Murphy wrote in May 1912 (according to Stephanie Barczewski’s book, ‘A Night Remembered’):

“Before all the steerage passengers had even a chance of their lives, the Titanic’s sailors fastened the doors and companionways leading up from the third-class section … A crowd of men was trying to get up to a higher deck and were fighting the sailors; all striking and scuffling and swearing. Women and some children were there praying and crying. Then the sailors fastened down the hatchways leading to the third-class section. They said they wanted to keep the air down there so the vessel could stay up longer. It meant all hope was gone for those still down there.”

Untergang der Titanic”, as conceived by Willy Stöwer, 1912 | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The wreck of the Titanic continues to decay on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.

In 1997, James Cameron made Titanic, the famous film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. This was a fictional account directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by Cameron.

What do you think about the strange similarities between the sinking of Titan and Titanic?

Preview Photo: metro.co.uk

Heer Khant
Heer Khant

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