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Thread #46522   Message #690276
Posted By: Fiolar
15-Apr-02 - 05:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Remembering the Titanic
Subject: Remembering the Titanic
90 years ago today on April 15th 1912, the Titanic met her fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic with the loss of 1500 lives. When I were a nipper in Ireland, the story was that the ship was cursed from the start. It was rumoured to have the number "3909 ON" stencilled on it. If you don't know what that signifies, write it on a piece of paper and go to the nearest mirror. Interesting that Titanic's sister ships also had a nasty history. The Olympic had a collision in September 1911 with the cruiser HMS Hawke and in 1934 had a collision with the Nantucket lightship in which seven people died. The Brittanic struck a mine and sunk in November 1916. Basically it only re-inforced the view held in many parts of Ireland that only good thing to come out of Harland and Wolff was the road.