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What Sank Titanic? (28 Aug. 2011)

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Without recourse to using fictional characters this impressive docudrama carefully reconstructs how,after hitting the ice berg,the Titanic gradually let in more and more water and,despite ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Barrett ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Himself - Host (US version)
Mitzi Jones ...
Elizabeth Dowdell
Oscar Pearce ...
Quigg Baxter
Fred Lancaster ...
Paul Mundell ...
Krisjanis Salmins ...
Trapped Sailor
Inese Darta Danevica ...
Bertha Mayne
Anta Aizupe ...
Mary Baxter
Leonarda Kestere-Klavina ...
Helene Baxter
Paul Hornsby ...
Greaser Frank Goree


Without recourse to using fictional characters this impressive docudrama carefully reconstructs how,after hitting the ice berg,the Titanic gradually let in more and more water and,despite the best evidence of Stoker Barrett - who gave evidence at the inquiry and disappeared shortly after - and his colleagues was eventually doomed. It also recounts the testimony of survivors Elizabeth Dowdell,Jack Thayer and chairman Bruce Ismay,as well as showing the fates of Milton Long,Bertha Mayne and the Baxter family. Much of the action is based on the testimony of witnesses at the two inquiries. Written by don @ minifie-1

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On its Channel 5 broadcast on 17th October 2014, It was renamed 'Titanic: 3 Hours That Shook The World'. See more »


In the US version, the narrator states, "Every 10 cubic feet of 'berg is a ton of solid ice". The actual density of ice is about a quarter of that. In the UK version he says "Every cubic metre of 'berg is a ton of solid ice", which is a lot closer to the actual density of ice 0.92 g/cm³, equivalent to 0.92 tonnes, 0.90 UK tons or 1.01 US tons per cubic metre. See more »


[first lines]
Bill Paxton: Behind the romance, the history, and the tragedy, lies one of the great unanswered questions of the last 100 years: Exactly how does a ship, that's thought to be unsinkable, drown on her maiden voyage?
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This is trash!
6 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To real Titanic buffs who have read countless books, actual testimony from the inquiries etc. this movie is an insult. The producers failed to get the unquestionable standing facts straight.

For instance: 1. It is stated that the ship carried sixteen lifeboats; four more than the board of trade required for a ship with watertight subdivision.

In fact the Titanic carried sixteen standard lifeboats which met the board of trade requirement and she also in addition carried 4 collapsible boats, to a total of 20.

2. It is stated that the watertight doors were opened sometime after the collision and left open during the sinking. The captain said this would even out the flooding to make launching the lifeboats easier.

This is FALSE. Where do they come up with it??? The ship would have filled, listed heavily and capsized if all the water tight doors were left open. This was proved by several studies.

There are many more mistakes and inaccuracies, so it just goes to show that you shouldn't assume something is correct just because its shown in a documentary.

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