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Thread #53976   Message #833695
Posted By: Little Hawk
24-Nov-02 - 01:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Interesting theory about Titanic sinking
Subject: BS: Interesting theory about Titanic sinking
At disastercity.com there is a very interesting article suggesting that the cold water temperatures caused the steel in Titanic's hull to be brittle, causing many glass-like cracks and fractures when the ship struck the iceberg...and so the steel's sensitivity to low temperatures was the fatal factor.

There is also evidence of this happening in many other cases later, especially with Liberty ships in WWII.

Check it out at: http://disastercity.com/titanic/index.shtml

And see what you think...

- LH