Stunning Coincidence: Titanic sank exactly as written 14 years before

by rajesh 2014-05-11 13:36:45

Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan is an 1898 novel written by Morgan Robertson.

And the Titanic the ship and the disaster happens exactly as in the novel 14 years later.

The stunning coincidence:

1) In novel the ship is named Titan, in real its Titanic

2) Both were triple screw (propeller)

3) The ship was mentioned "unsinkable" in the novel and in real ; Titanic was actually qualified as "unsinkable".

4) In the novel the ship carried just 24 lifeboats, less than half needed for her 3000 capacity. In real Titanic carried only 16 lifeboats, less than half the number required.

5) Both ships had a crew capacity of 3000.

6) The most stunning coincidence is,

 - In the novel "Moving at a speed of 25 knots, The Titan struck an iceberg on the starboard side on an April night, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland and sank"
 - In real "Moving at a speed of 22½ knots, the Titanic struck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April 14, 1912, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) away from Newfoundland and sank"

7) In the novel, more than half of the crew, around 2500 downed, in real 2200 (more than half of the crew) died.

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