US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The photo was taken by accident two days before the disaster.
The author of the picture was the captain of another vessel – Eton, – W. Wood. He was fond of photography and captured a huge block of ice when his ship crossed the Atlantic along the same waterway as the Titanic.
Having safely reached New York, Wood showed a photograph and sent it to his family along with a letter stating that it was this iceberg that sank the Titanic.
Wood wrote: “I am sending you a picture of the sea: Eton, running from the storm, and the iceberg, sinking the Titanic.
The captain of Eton added that his ship crossed this section 40 hours before the death of the Titanic. Since this happened during the day, his team easily noticed and passed the iceberg. Wood also noted the coordinates of the place where the photo was taken, and they roughly coincide with the site where the Titanic sank.
According to the Daily Mail, over the past century, several snapshots of icebergs were found in the vicinity where the famous airliner crashed.
They were made before and after the collision. However, Wood’s photograph seems the most plausible, since the shape of the iceberg on it corresponds to the sketches and descriptions of eyewitnesses to the crash.
A rare photograph will be sold at auction on June 20. The starting price of the lot will be 15,000.
The famous ocean liner “Titanic” was the largest ship of its time. He sank during the first flight from Southampton to New York after a collision with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The catastrophe claimed the lives of 1,496 people, 712 were saved. The wreckage of the ship, which split into two in the wreck, was discovered in 1985.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org