Why Did The Titanic Sink? Historian Offers His Clues

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On April 10, 1912 the greatest ship of its time departed on its maiden voyage from England to New York.

It had been advertised as the most luxurious ship afloat and was practically unsinkable.

As it pulled away from the dock, it almost hit another liner, the New York, docked nearby. Luckily it missed the ship by only a few feet and continued on its first voyage to America.

Several motion pictures have featured the great ship, the last being released in 1999. All depicted the passengers and crew, the luxury and the excitement of a maiden voyage and finally, the ship hitting an iceberg and sinking, killing more than 1,500 people.

Paul Moore, a noted ship historian, has been researching the Titanic for more than 35 years and has discovered new information regarding the ship's design and the real probable cause of its sinking.

Should it have ever left the dock on its maiden voyage?

Moore will speak on this subject at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. in Payson.

His talk will include more than 100 visuals depicting the design, engineering and construction of this great ship and present an interesting case on why the Titanic sank.

Tickets are available for $10 and may be purchased at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, KMOG Radio and the Payson Roundup.

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