Titanic survivor’s letters released

Letters¬†from a bride-to-be who sailed on the Titanic describe how she cowered in a lifeboat beneath giant icebergs as she waited to be rescued. Kate Buss was on her way to America to marry her childhood sweetheart when the ship sank in April 1912. Kate, 36, was one of the lucky survivors and a month…


Recreation of the Titanic made entirely out of LEGO

A total of 220,000 toy building blocks were used to create the impressive model which is 7m long. The ill-fated Titanic cruise liner has been recreated in LEGO for an exhibition in London. A total of 220,000 plastic blocks were used to recreate the Liverpool-registered ship that famously sunk in 1912 when it hit an…


Did Titanic really hit an iceberg?

On the face of it, the Titanic was plain sailing. She hit an iceberg in mid Atlantic in 1912 on her maiden voyage and sank two hours and forty minutes later with the loss of 1,500 lives. But not everybody agrees and there are lots of divergent theories.

In his 2003 book, Captain L.M. Collier claimed that what the Titanic hit was low lying pack ice and not a berg. He argues that what the lookouts spotted was not haze (as they later testified at the official inquiries) but pack ice. He adds that if the ship had truly hit a berg, the damage would have been much more substantial and she would have gone down in a matter of minutes.