It has been said that experts confirmed that there was such a fire but it was never considered to be the primary cause of the ship’s plunge into the ocean. However, rare photographs have since emerged which tell a different story than the one we have been told all of these years.
Journalist, Sean Maloney, spent much of his life studying this disaster and that means pouring over any and every old photograph that was taken of the ship at that time. One of which was taken by the ship’s electrical engineers and that is when Sean spotted the 30ft long scorch marks at the right-side of the hull in the same spot where the iceberg struck it. All of this before the ship even set sail!
The damage that the fire caused in this area means that the ship was already weak in the spot where the iceberg hit it, therefore, causing the ship to suffer massively due to the impact.
Old photograph of the ship.
According to Sean, “The official Titanic inquiry branded the sinking as an act of God. This isn’t a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking. It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice, and criminal negligence.