A New Documentary Claims That A Fire Might Have Contributed To The Titanic’s Sinking

1. While we’re all aware of the iceberg’s role in the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a new one-hour documentary on the Smithsonian Channel aims to reveal a ...
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1. While we’re all aware of the iceberg’s role in the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a new one-hour documentary on the Smithsonian Channel aims to reveal a new additional cause.

2. In Titanic: The New Evidence, the documentary reveals newly released photos from the private collection of John Kempster, Titanic’s Chief Electrical Engineer, which they claim “hold hidden clues to the impending catastrophe.”

3. The biggest and most shocking revelation is the Titanic supposedly having a fire-damaged hull prior to the ship’s sailing.

4. The documentary alleges that the thirty-foot long black streak in the photos below is “evidence that a fire below decks in a coal bunker caused serious damage that weakened the ship’s hull in the same area where the iceberg later struck the ship.”

The documentary alleges that the thirty-foot long black streak in the photos below is "evidence that a fire below decks in a coal bunker caused serious damage that weakened the ship's hull in the same area where the iceberg later struck the ship."

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6. As well as other contributing issues, like “substandard materials and shoddy workmanship primarily due to cost-cutting, and dangerous shortcuts taken by shipbuilders under intense pressure to complete the largest ship in the world on time and within budget.”

As well as other contributing issues, like "substandard materials and shoddy workmanship primarily due to cost-cutting, and dangerous shortcuts taken by shipbuilders under intense pressure to complete the largest ship in the world on time and within budget."

7. So maybe it wasn’t all the iceberg’s fault after all?

8. Check out a sneak peek of the documentary in the clip below, and catch it all when it premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the Smithsonian Channel.

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