Everyone knows the plot of Titanic, right? Leonardo DiCaprio charms the pants off Kate Winslet and draws her in the nude whilst on an ocean-liner, which then hits an iceberg and sinks, taking Leo’s life with it. Of course, the film is based on the very real events of April 1921 when RMS Titanic sink en route from Southampton to New York. More than 1,500 people lost their lives.
It is a widely held belief that the Titanic sank due to the ship hitting an iceberg. But new evidence has now emerged and it doesn’t quite fit with James Cameron’s retelling of the story.
So, what happened? Journalist Senan Molony spent more than 30 years researching the sinking of the Titanic, and thinks he has the answer.Find out what really happened to the Titanic on the next page.