Was the ocean  liner that sank at 02:20am April 15th 1912 really RMS Titanic, or was it RMS Olympic?  It is now suggested that due to an insurance scam, the two liners identities had been switched.

In 1907, wealthy financier of International Mercantile Marine  John Pierpont Morgan and the chairman of White Star Line, Joseph Bruce Ismay along with the chairman of Harland & Wolff  shipyard Lord William Pirrie, together decided that a fleet of three new luxury liners should be built.

They wanted to compete with Cunnard Line who currently had the biggest ocean liners at the time, The Lusitania  and The Mauritania.

 
J. P. Morgan 1837 - 1913
 
J. B. Ismay 1862 - 1937

Atlantic voyages were big business in the early 1900's and it was a very competitive market to be in.  Wealthy passengers voted with their feet about which ocean liners to choose for their long journey's, therefore liner owners were making them more and more luxurious to cater for their tastes.

The three new super liners would be built explicitly to ferry the rich and famous across the Atlantic, but would also cater for 2nd class and 3rd steerage class passengers.   These three new liners would be the most exuberant and luxurious ships ever to have been constructed to sail the seas, especially for 1st class travel.

It was even stated that 3rd class travel on RMS Titanic  was in comparison to 2nd class travel on a lot of other ships.

In 1908, one year later after the initial meeting, work began on the construction of the three new super liners.  They were to be built and named in the consecutive order of RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic and RMS Gigantic.  However, after the sinking of "RMS Titanic"  White Star Line  changed the name of RMS Gigantic  into RMS Britannic.

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Even if not added to the actual liners name on the bow, the correct pre-fix titles for these liners were the initials RMS.  This stood for Royal Mail Steamer, indicating that the liners were authorised by His Majesty's government to carry, handle and sort mail.

All mail, even today in the UK belongs to the Crown when it is posted until the time it is delivered.  In 1912, it was deemed  very posh and auspicious to have the RMS pre-fix attached to your ships name.

The RMS Britannic  as seen below, was later actually titled HMHS Britannic. His Majesty's Hospital Ship, as it was converted into a floating hospital when it was requisitioned on November 14th 1915 during WWI.

HMHS Britannic  was later sunk on November 21st 1916, with a loss of 30 lives, when she struck a mine off the Greek island of Kea, in the Kea Channel. The mine had been laid by German U-Boat U-73.  A photo of HMHS Britannic sinking is seen below.

Some conspiracy theorists suggest that she may actually have been torpedoed by U-73  but this has never been proven.  She sank in relatively shallow waters that were 400 feet deep and consequently she is a diving attraction to this day.

All three liners, were 99% identical to each other, all built at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, for a cost of $10,000,000 each, today's estimate at over $120 million each.

On October 20th 1910 RMS Olympic  was launched amongst a large crowd of press and onlookers, with much bunting, cheering and waving.  Eight months later on June 14th 1911, She took her maiden voyage.

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When a ship is launched it is only the empty hull that goes into the water.  The ship is berthed at dock and is then fitted out.  The funnels also go on during fitting, it normally takes thousands of workers about ten months to complete. Below, the hull of the RMS Olympic, being fitted out in the docks.

Only three funnels actually worked on all White Star Line  liners, the last funnel was  a fake for aesthetical purposes.

RMS Olympic was an unlucky ship, several workers had been injured during her  construction and quiet whispers of her being a " Jonah " or a jinxed ship went around the docks by the superstitious amongst them.

This jinx seemed to have followed RMS Olympic and she met with several unfortunate accidents whilst at sea.  On her maiden voyage under the command of Captain and Commodore of White Star Line, Edward John Smith, RMS Olympic had an accident with a tug in New York.

The accident happened in harbor whilst docking at Pier 59.  The tug was apparently sucked in by the wash, colliding with RMS Olympic's  stern. However, no damage was evidently reported.

Only three months later on September 20th 1911, RMS Olympic met with yet another collision.  This time with the British Royal Navy Edgar Class Cruiser HMS Hawke,  off the Isle of Wight.  The damage inflicted this time, was  reported.

HMS Hawke  seen above, was actually fitted with an underwater battering ram, as a lot of 19th century warships at that time were.

These rams were designed to inflict maximum damage to any ship they rammed into, RMS Olympic  being the unlucky recipient, showed testimony of this.  The image below depicts the initial damage.

The damage below the waterline however, was said to be far more serious, also the super structure had warped.  The damage is shown in the photo below, it was taken after RMS Olympic had limped into the docks in Southampton for makeshift repair work to be carried out.

She had to be made seaworthy enough to sail to the main shipyard at Belfast, to undergo  more extensive repairs.  All this was going to be of great cost to White Star Line, especially as it delayed work on RMS Titanic.

The damage included hundreds of broken rivets and buckled steel plates on both sides of the ship, a cracked crankshaft, a broken starboard propeller, a bent propeller shaft and the keel was warped.

The warped keel gave RMS Olympic a permanent 2 degrees list to port and the ship builders stated that it could not be corrected without rebuilding half of the ship.  This was tantamount to saying a new ship was needed to be built.

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On "RMS Titanic's"  maiden voyage many on board noted that the liner appeared to have a very slight list to port?

RMS Olympic would also have had a very hard time passing another Board of Trade Inspection.  These standard inspections ensured a ship was 100% safe to carry seafaring passengers, something RMS Olympic definitely was not.

A TITANIC INSURANCE LOSS

The Royal Navy Admiralty held an inquiry into the collision and after much investigation and deliberation they returned the verdict that RMS Olympic was solely responsible for the accident.

They alleged that her large displacement generated an under water current  suction that pulled HMS Hawke  into her side as she passed.

The three photos of HMS Hawke  below clearly depict that she didn't get off too lightly either...

    

...her entire bow was smashed and buckled up.  By the look of the mangled ship, it is clear that it was a huge impact indeed.  The whole front end has gone!

 

The damage to HMS Hawke  should indicate to sceptics that the she was travelling a little faster than 8 knots as they suggest.  I would suggest around 15 knots or higher, for the whole front of the ship to be mangled up like this.

I would argue that the stern of RMS Olympic  actually bent  under the massive impact, this would explain the steel plates being damaged with broken rivets on the other side of the liner as well.

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HMS Hawke was only to sail for three more years.  On October 15th 1914,  during WWI, she was torpedoed in the North Sea by  U-9, a German U-boat.  She sank in only a few minutes with the loss of 26 officers and  500 crew.

Consequently the Admiralties decision that it was RMS Olympic's  fault meant that  White Star Line's  insurance on the liner was all but null and void.  RMS Olympic  for all intents and purposes was now deemed an insurance write off.

An exceedingly unhappy J. P. Morgan and J. B. Ismay were actually looking at an insurance loss of around $800,000. Estimated $10Million today.

This sort of loss could in effect bankrupt J. P. Morgan and J. B. Ismay, also possibly placing White Star Line  into the hands of the receivers.  It was a catastrophic blow, and one that would be hard to recover from...but recover they had to do.

More bad news was to land on J. P. Morgan's and J. B. Ismay's desk at White Star Line the following day.  It was the final assessment report from the shipyard, the news was that RMS  Olympic's  keel was indeed badly distorted and would cost a few hundred thousand dollars and many months to get it back into its original state.

As it was, RMS Olympic  listed 2 degrees to port, her turning circle was effected and also the stern's infrastructure was weak. With the liners value at $10million,  estimated at $120Million today, White Star Line  would be sunk, in more ways than one.

J. P. Morgan was basically told the liner was scrap as the cost to do these enormous repairs outweighed the liners value and any revenue it could possibly earn.

As it was, the costs of repairing RMS Olympic  were already escalating.  Harland and Wolff  had already delayed work on RMS Titanic  in order to utilize her propeller shaft to replace the bent one on RMS  Olympic.  J. P. Morgan and J. B. Ismay decided to just  "patch it up"

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On February 24th 1912, the RMS Olympic  was leaving New York harbor when she sailed over a sunken wreck off the Grand banks  and lost a starboard propeller as a result. Again she returned to the docks for yet more repairs. Another time she had also actually scraped along the corner of the docks harbor wall  in New York, buckling a long section of the steel plates.  She was indeed a Jonah.

Something had to be thought of, and thought of fast, to save the company, as bankruptcy was now staring them in the face.  It is now thought that after much deliberation in J. P. Morgan's office, it was decided to switch ships in that they would secretly rename the new RMS Titanic  as RMS Olympic  and visa-versa.

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J. P. Morgan actually increased the insurance value of "RMS Titanic" a few weeks before her maiden voyage.  This appears to be a very prudent move, or did he know something that no-one else knew?

RMS Olympic was patched up enough to make her seaworthy but nowhere near the amount of cash or time was spent fixing all the damage.  She was fitted with longitudinal bulkheads in the stern to give her some strength and that was about it.

The damaged and exceedingly expensive to repair keel was left as-is, after all it, was out of sight and out of mind.  Below, RMS Olympic  is berthed at the docks.

It was also probably decided at that point that it would be best if  " RMS  Titanic " should not exactly complete her maiden voyage but to meet with a mishap somewhere in the Atlantic...somewhere where its recovery or scrutiny would be impossible.

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The liner actually sank to a depth of 2½ miles below the surface and even with modern technology, the wreck is still very dangerous and difficult to visit. In fact it takes a whole organized team of nautical maritime experts to do so.

Indeed the unsinkable ship somehow had to become sinkable...very sinkable.  The bulkheads were not actually sealed at the top, this oversight allowed water to flow over, filling each compartment, one at a time?  Did J. P. Morgan and J. B. Ismay know this?

Two months after the fateful collision of RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke, RMS Olympic, it is now thought, was bedecked out to resemble RMS Titanic in every way.  This included switching the ships bell, menus and note paper letterheads, the names on the life belts and life boats, also any plaques and brass fittings with the liners name on.

The most important name switch was the name on the top bow sides and stern of the liner...they had to be covered over with the switched name.  Everything had to be switched from one liner to the other and visa-versa.

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All the cups, plates and saucers in both liners had the same White Star Line  logo on them with a flag emblem as seen above.  So this was less to worry about as they didn't need to change all these thousands of items.  To switch a ships identity was not as hard as it sounds and apparently it was a practice that was commonplace in the early 1900's.  Ships generally all look the same as it is.

TITANIC ANOMALIES

It would not have taken several handpicked workers too long to make the cosmetic changes, the liners were also out of public view in the docks, making it easier.  The biggest issues would be changing the etched in names on the sides and stern of the liner.  The solution would be to rivet plates with the names on, over the original names.

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As welding had not yet been invented, it was customary for White Star Line  to etch or cut the names of their liners into the steel and not rivet them to the outside.  However both RMS Olympic  and RMS Titanic  had their names riveted on...covering something up perhaps?

A slight giveaway of the changes taking place was the fact that RMS Olympic had sixteen C-deck portholes on the bow, having had two extra added shortly after its launch, whilst RMS Titanic  only had fourteen and did not have any extra added.

Yet when "RMS Titanic"  went on its maiden voyage it was seen to be sporting 16 C-deck portholes.  Either extra portholes had indeed been added that nobody knew about, or the two liners had been switched.

Below is an image of the real RMS Titanic when she was just launched, you can count the 14 portholes.

Below is another image of "RMS Titanic" when she was about to embark on her maiden voyage, you can count the portholes all 16 of them!

Also, at RMS Titanic's  launch, all of the windows on B-deck were evenly spaced out, yet on her maiden voyage they were seen as being un-evenly spaced, just as RMS Olympic's  were.

Below is seen the real RMS Titanic  just after her launch and the evenly spaced windows on B-deck.

Below the windows on B-deck of "RMS Titanic" as she embarks on her maiden voyage...they are definitely a little differently spaced apart.  Nobody noticed at the time as nobody was looking for any changes like we are now.

Also, whilst RMS Olympic  was open for inspection by the press and public in both Belfast and Liverpool, " RMS Titanic "  was not open for any inspection at all, except to The Board of Trade Inspection.

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The Board of Trade Inspection executed a rather fast and not very thorough inspection of this new  liner...finishing at noon for drinks and lunch on deck.  It is thought they were too impressed, blinded even, by the opulence of the liner to have failed it in any way.

They could even have been bribed. Historians have always mused that it was rather strange that RMS Titanic, was never shown the enormous publicity that RMS Olympic  received the year before. "It was a somewhat quiet affair "

When " RMS Titanic " left  Belfast and arrived at Southampton, all but two of the firemen, boiler stokers and greasers got off the liner and refused to work on her anymore.  They said they would wait and look for work on another ship, but would not sign up for work on RMS Titanic  for any  money.

All this occurred during the national coal strike that was in force too, with thousands of men laid off, meaning work would be very hard to come by.  This was very strange behaviour indeed, what did  they know? why did they refuse to work on RMS Titanic? 

I suggest, that for a new ship that "RMS Titanic"  was suppose to be, the only thing that could not be made to look new were the ships boilers, having already been used for 12 months as RMS Olympic  before the switch.

It is now thought that the firemen, boiler stokers etc must have realised that the boilers were " old " when they boarded her in Belfast and hence knew that the liner had been switched, knowing something was up, something serious.

I could imagine the rhetoric "Hey Patrick look at the state of these boilers, these ain't new, the rumors must be true, this is the Olympic!  Alright, we'll work on her until we get to Southampton boys...then we'll get off, something's going on here ..."

This is the only explanation as to why they refused to work on her during the Atlantic voyage.

TITANIC ASSUMPTIONS

What can we assume was the progressive logical path of thought for White Star Line's J. B. Ismay and big business magnate J. P Morgan? who were facing bankruptcy over the Olympic  affair.

1. Make the bare minimum low cost repairs to RMS Olympic enough to get her seaworthy-ish, rename her RMS Titanic and flounder her at sea.  Making sure she sinks in deep water.

2. Insure " RMS Titanic "  for more that it was worth.  This is actually what J. P. Morgan did and after it sank he received $12½Million for her, in insurance payouts from Lloyds Maritime Insurance. Estimated at over $160Million today,  more than they could ever have recuperated if they had sold or scrapped her.

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It was this event...the sinking of " RMS Titanic " that rescued White Star Line  from bankruptcy...all of their problems had sunk with her.  They had insomuch received a cash windfall and had gotten rid of the Jonah.

3. Captain E. J. Smith RNR, should have been fired for the damage to RMS Olympic  as he was its Captain when it collided with HMS Hawke, the tug and  the sunken wreck.

 

He would never have worked again and J. B. Ismay would have personally seen to that.  Also His pension would also have been null and void.  So maybe strike a deal with him to crash RMS Titanic  into an iceberg or some other accident.

Edward John Smith 1850 - 1912


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It is important to note that in 1912 there was no welfare or social security for the unemployed, only work houses and soup kitchens.  Employers could hire and fire staff at a whim, employees had limited rights.  There were no agencies offering work, so those in work just shut up and did as their bosses said.  You could work for them or quit those were the only options.

There  were  strikes in those days as there are today, but they rarely gained any impetus as bosses would usually fire all of them and re-employ.  If a company boss says "I'm not paying you any more"  what were you going to do? Unfair dismissal wasn't a legal stanza in 1912.

There was no democracy at work, the same is still true today, you do as you are told and that is it.

 4. A rescue package would need to be assembled.  Is this why a freighter S.S. Californian, ( seen below ) another of J. P. Morgan's, ships of his Leyland Line  was sent across the Atlantic? Enough coal being majestically found for the trip as well.

Its commander, Captain Stanley Lord ordered the freighter  stopped in the same vicinity where "RMS Titanic " was later to sink. The ships boilers were kept fully stoked, which is tantamount to the engines being on standby.  Also, it has been discovered that three radio messages to this effect were sent to Captain Smith of RMS Titanic?

Strangely, the only cargo S.S Californian was carrying were 3000 woollen jumpers and 3000 blankets?  However, it is believed that S.S. Californian  somehow got her bearings mixed and ended up waiting 12  miles away from where " RMS Titanic "  actually sank.

Captain Stanley Lord was the man who actually took the blame for the 1500 deaths of RMS Titanic's  sinking, for not getting there on time.  Its as if part of some intricate pre-planned event went wrong for him to have got all the blame.

 

" RMS TITANIC " SINKS

"RMS Titanic" left Southampton on April 10th 1912 and headed for Cherbourg in France where she picked up more passengers.  She then set sail for Queenstown in Ireland and finally set sail for New York with 2,223 passengers aboard. Four days into her voyage, on  the night of April 14th 1912 at 11:40pm she hit an iceberg.

Two hours and forty minutes later she sank, with the loss of over 1,500 lives.  The huge loss in lives was attributed to the fact that there were only enough lifeboats for just over 1100 passengers.  Also the fact that the ships crew rigorously enforced a women and children first policy and didn't allow any men into the lifeboats added to the death toll.

The Titanic was not the greatest ever disaster at sea, for example; the Deutschland cruiser Wilhelm Gustloff  was torpedoed and sank during WWII,  killing over 9,000 passengers...that's six times the amount of life lost on " RMS Titanic "

1500

It was sad, It was sad,
when the great ship went down
Husbands and wives, little children lost their lives,
It was sad when the great ship went down...

Below is a graphical representation of what a crowd of 1500 people would look like, whereas each person is represented with an i symbol.  Sometimes numbers are hard to imagine off the cuff but this way we can visualize that 1500 is quite a lot.

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RMS Olympic ( now RMS Titanic ) was I believe indeed a Jonah  and maybe J. P.  Morgan also knew this.  It was always in docks for repairs, it was always hitting things. There was even a fire in No10 coal bunker as "RMS Titanic" sailed across the Atlantic and the  boiler stokers couldn't put it out.

J. P. Morgan, his friends, acquaintances and family didn't travel on RMS Titanic's  maiden voyage.  He claimed that he was ill and cancelled his trip.  He also had two priceless bronze statues taken off "RMS Titanic" before she sailed.  J. P. Morgan was actually seen in France in a perfect state of health, very shortly after, entertaining with associates.

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J. B. Ismay had all the linoleum flooring on the new " RMS Titanic  " covered up with new carpet.  Was this to hide 12 months worth of scratches and marks on the linoleum's surface?

Why did J. B. Ismay travel on RMS Titanic's  maiden voyage if as this page suggests, he knew it was going to flounder and sink?  Maybe to make it look genuine, as its now thought that the S. S. Californian  had been organized to pick up survivors, so he had little to worry about.  Also the $12½Million insurance claim may need substantiating, so nothing was left to chance.

J. B. Ismay's mindset would then have been set on his own survival beforehand, is this why he got into a lifeboat which only had  women and children aboard...something by the way, that he could not live down for the rest of his life.

The men who made all the changes from RMS Olympic  to RMS Titanic and visa-versa would have had their silence paid for. Indeed it appears that they all took the secret to their graves, as there has never been any official or otherwise mention of it.

There is also suggestion that all those who knew had to sign the Official Secrets Act and it was this that kept their silence...it would also have been the cheaper option,  J. P. Morgan style.

Despite all of the secrecy there was apparently still a few rumors around the docks at the time, suggesting that the liners had been switched but most workers just wrote it off as stuff and nonsense.  Let us not forget that both ships were 99% identical in every way.  If anyone did  suggest something wasn't right then they were either ignored or told to shut up.

DISCOVERY OF " RMS TITANIC "

When Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of " RMS Titanic "  in 1985,  it was  subsequently explored quite extensively.  They later noticed at the stern section that there was a longitudinal bulkhead, it appeared that a temporary repair had been made to strengthen the keel, exactly what had happened to RMS Olympic.

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Robert Ballard is an expert of under water research.  He is the president of the Institute for Exploration, scientist retired from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and director of the New Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

Also at the bow the starboard propeller was visible and the number 401 could just be made out.  401 was RMS Titanic's  shipyard build number, whilst RMS Olympic's was 400.  But remember when RMS Olympic had its broken propeller changed, they took the one off RMS Titanic as RMS Titanic was still under construction.  RMS Olympic  was losing money every time it was in dock, they had to fix it fast and get it back out.

Also worthy of mention, is where most of the black paint had rusted off over the years of the liner being submerged at a depth of 2½ miles, there could be seen some very slight patches of grey undercoat paint on the steel.

This is strange considering that it was only the hull of RMS Olympic  that was painted with grey undercoat...RMS Titanic  was painted black from the start.

Below: On the left, RMS Olympic's  hull just after launch and on the right, RMS Titanic's  hull just after launch.

It was stated at the time that the grey paint helped show the ships true lines,  as grey stood out better than black for the publicity photos of the day.  Photography was still in its infancy in 1912.

In 1986, Robert Ballard along with the French National Oceanographic Institute,  RMS Titanic was again explored and something odd was later noticed on the liners bow.

Where the name TITANIC was riveted on in four foot high letters, two of the letters A N had fallen away to reveal the letters M P etched into the steel underneath as shown below in a still  from the video.

So now the name reads   T   I  TM  PI  C   it looks as though the name TITANIC was riveted straight on top of the original name of OLYMPIC that was cut into the steel.

After all, it stands to reason that they were in a bit of a hurry at the shipyard to do this and they didn't have time to take the old name off, as it meant removal of several bow plates.  Is this now the final proof?  I believe that yes, indeed it is !

To the World and Lloyds Maritime Insurance I want to say this...it looks like you have been scammed...hook line and sinker.

HISTORICAL ACCURACEY

Only the wreck can now reveal the truth, as she is now finally giving up her secrets after nearly a 100 years.  A period of time where absolutely everyone who was  involved  in the greatest cover-up of all time are long since dead and gone.

FINAL NOTE:

The real RMS Titanic  under the switched identity of RMS Olympic served as a troop transport ship in WWI and earned the nickname " Old Reliable " as she was a good ship.  After the war in 1918 she again became a passenger liner right up to 1935, serving for 25 years in total.

Isn't it strange that RMS Olympic (if we are to believe the official story) that was only patched up after getting severely damaged by HMS Hawke, was never fully repaired during her 25 years service.  Another indicator that it was indeed the undamaged Titanic that served the 25 years and not the Olympic.

In 1934 the British government initiated a merger of White Star Line and Cunnard Line  to become Cunnard White Star.  The company then decided to retire many of its surplus ships and liners.

RMS Olympic  ( The original RMS Titanic ) was retired from service in 1935 and sold as scrap to Sir John Jarvis for $100,000 ( over $1 million today ) and she was stripped of all fixtures and fittings.  She was finally cut up in at T.W Wards shipyard in Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland where the steel was recycled.

I wonder if anyone noticed the name TITANIC under the name of OLYMPIC when they cut it up, or maybe T.W Ward was told to keep quiet about it..with a few hundred pounds to line his pockets...well he certainly kept his word and enjoyed his nice little earner!

The only relevance it all holds today is one of historical curiosity and perhaps maybe...setting the record straight.

Here is another piece of evidence that I recently discovered.  The name plate of TITANIC is actually longer on the ship as it went on its maiden voyage.  It was longer as it had to cover up the word OLYMPIC that occupied more space

The name plate was actually shorter when the actual Titanic was being built, as the images testify.

Below are two closer images for a better persective, the images pixelated quite a bit but it is still clear enough to depict.

In the image below of the Titanic under construction in the dry dock, her name is quite a lot shorter.

And no, they did not move the portholes! And the names have not been Photoshopped, please check out and compare originals yourself.

Quite simply and quite evidently, the name of the TITANIC somehow grew longer for its maiden voyage...definitely to cover something up...and I state here that it was primarily to cover up the name OLYMPIC.

Below is a photo of the actual Olympic during construction, note how the name covered more space...practically three portholes worth! Primarily the same space that the name TITANIC occupied on its maiden voyage!

These names would also have been switched on the stern of the ship to complete the deception. Then off they sailed and nobody was any the wiser.

Indeed all this indicates that the two ships were  switched, the differences were very subtle and hard to notice unless you were deliberatley looking for them and practically nobody was at the time of course. The comfort zone bubble bursting truth slowly continues to emerge.

I would also suggest that the names on the "original" blue prints were also switched.  To keep everything camouflaged even more. This needs investigating to prove it of course as people are only now waking up to this massive insurance scam.

There is also some information abound (not yet substantiated) that the Titanic's lifeboats had small brass I.D plaques screwed on them and they all said "RMS Olympic"

How true this is has yet to be fully assertained by myself, so I'm not endorsing it as fact. Any help with this will be appreciated please do E-mail me if you have any further information.

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For those who believe the official story that is was the Titanic that sank I put forward this poser...The Olympic was severely damaged when H.M.S Hawke rammed her.  It is on record that she was not fully repaired but was just patched up in Belfast.

 Do mean to tell me that a ship with a bent keel went on to serve 24 years (1911-1935) without being fully repaired?

Indeed the Olympic was never fully repaired, she never went into dock for weeks and weeks to get the keel fixed. She did sail with a 2 degrees list to port but this list suddenly vanished after the two ships were birthed together in Belfast?

The Olympic was an insurance write off and they had to get rid of it and getting rid of it was exactly what they did. And so they got rid of it and they came out on top.  This was probably all seen as business, just business.

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Created July 24th 2011.  Updated June 30th 2014.