New findings show that according to popular belief that the RMS Titanic sank because the ‘unsinkable’ ship collided with an iceberg has been untrue. According to Cosmopolitan, an expert believes it had been burning for almost three weeks, but had gone unnoticed.
Journalist, Senan Molony, who studied photographs taken before the Titanic left the shipyard in Belfast, spotted 30-ft long black marks near where the ship was struck by the iceberg.
“We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg struck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place before she even left Belfast,” he said.
Experts confirmed those marks indicate a fire in one of the boiler rooms, which may have weakened the ship’s steel hull, resulting in the iceberg tearing it open.