Historian claims to have solved the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic

(ORDO NEWS) — The sinking of the Titanic is considered one of the most famous disasters of the 20th century. In this regard, people are still trying to find out why the “unsinkable steamer” ended up on the seabed.

According to Express, British writer and historian Tim Maltin believes that he was able to uncover the true reason why the ship could not avoid hitting the iceberg.

Maltin spent six years carefully studying the history and circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.

In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, several reasons were given as to why the ship hit an iceberg and sank, including that the captain of the Titanic was drunk or had no binoculars handy.

The historian found out that Captain Smith never drank alcohol when he went to sea. From the technical side, everything was in order with the equipment of the vessel. So what could have caused the collision with the iceberg?

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According to the testimonies of the survivors of the crash, the weather was very strange on the ill-fated day: many passengers and crew members noted that it was “the clearest night in history”, while lookouts noted “nebula” on the horizon.

“How can the weather be clear and foggy at the same time? My research led me to believe that this must have been what is known as a mirage nebula.

It is formed not due to water droplets, like normal fog, but due to the characteristics of the air on very clear nights, ”explains the expert.

The fact is that the Titanic sank in a specific region of the Atlantic Ocean, where the cold Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream.

Warm air keeps cold air near the iceberg, which essentially acts as a lens: the air reflects light and allows you to clearly see what is in the distance, but masks what is directly behind it.

Maltin believes that the nebula was the same color as the sinister iceberg, which hid it from the crew. By the time it became visible, the lookout had less than a minute to react to the appearance of the iceberg, the expert suggests.


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