Unseen Photos Of The Titanic's Launch Will Give You Chills

There's a new exhibition at an Irish museum showcasing previously unpublished sepia-tinged photos of the ill-fated Titanic as it's being launched to sea. The goose-bump inducing images show the luxury liner as it's going down the Belfast shipyard's slipway, along with excited spectators cheering on. If only they… » 10/17/14 7:20am 10/17/14 7:20am

New documents show that Titanic captain failed a key navigation test

It now appears that Titanic captain Edward John Smith had a rather shaky start to his ill-fated career — one that ended up with him going down with the ship in 1912. Prior to becoming an officer, Smith failed his first set of exams "because he did not have sufficient navigating skills." Eventually, however, he was… » 9/21/12 12:06pm 9/21/12 12:06pm

Watch James Cameron's new CGI model of the Titanic sinking

As part of an upcoming documentary commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic disaster, National Geographic has released this updated animation of the sea-liner's collapse by noted detail stickler James Cameron. Using forensic data from the wreckage, Cameron and his team have amended the ship's 1912… » 4/05/12 6:20pm 4/05/12 6:20pm

This is the newsreel that ran after the Titanic sank in 1912

To commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, British Pathe has released the original newsreel that ran following the maritime disaster (the music is a new addition). Witness survivors arriving in New York City and long-distance radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi receiving accolades for… » 4/02/12 3:00pm 4/02/12 3:00pm

Wildest Alternate Timeline Yet: The Titanic Never Sank, so the Japanese…

This is apparently the year of bizarre novels about time travel and people creating alternate timelines. And the wildest example yet of this subgenre may well be David Kowalski's The Company of the Dead — in which a time traveler goes back and saves the Titanic from sinking, with unpredictable results. » 3/09/12 1:20pm 3/09/12 1:20pm