In the entertainment sub-forum, we were talking about favorite movies, and I had mentioned that one of my favorites was the movie "Titanic". I loved seeing the absolute grandeur of the ship, and watched in distress as she sank after hitting the ice berg. But, apparently, there is a question about whether the original ship that sank WAS actually the titanic. There are some interesting reasons to think that maybe it was her sister ship, the Oympic, instead. The Olympic was made just a year before Titanic, and the ships were almost identical. The Olympic had been in an accident, and was in the dock for repairs for months; but was more heavily damaged than was commonly known. Since the accident was caused by the Olympic, their insurance would not cover repairs. The White Star could easily have switched the names, cleaned up and repainted Olympic, and people would never have guessed that it was not the Titanic. The plan was to hit the iceberg, but to rescue everyone off of the ship. However, the rescue ship did not get the distress signal in time; and many of the passengers perished, and there was not enough life boats for everyone in any case. If this story is true, then the Olympic was sent to a watery grave, White Star collected the insurance, and Titanic carried on for many more years, under the name of the Olympic.