The last program I watched about the Titanic......The story was that when they loaded the ship with coal a fire started inside the bunkers to deep in that the fire wasn't dealt with before the Titanic left port.........the story then says that the fire did weaken the structure causing the damage to the ship to be severe, in fact the ship should not have left the port until the problem had been sorted......the more you think about it, it does seem a good reason for what happened
This poem always comes to mind when I think about the Titanic:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
@Hedgehog Not to sure how accurate your story was. The coal was loaded on the port side midships. This video notes Titanic was listing 3 degrees to port during the trip. The ship hit the ice on the starboard side forward.
Most agree that the damage was exacerbated due to poor quality rivets. Last I heard anyway.