TikTok theory that Titanic never sank goes viral

tiktok theory that titanic never sank goes viral

Titanic sails out of Southampton, England, at the start of its doomed voyage on April 10, 1912.

A video has gone viral on TikTok with a conspiracy theory that the Titanic never sunk.

The user, named Mia, argues that it was a different ship, the Olympic, that went down, and it was submerged on purpose because it would have been too expensive to repair it.

“I was a Titanic kid, meaning I literally knew every single fact about the Titanic,” Mia said on the video. “My a_  would sit and watch documentaries for hours and hours and hours. But when I heard this theory, everything like made sense.”

“The White Star Line — a super important ship company built three super notable ships. We have the Titanic, the Olympic and the Britannic,” she said. The British company was one of the most prominent shipping lines in the world, providing passenger and cargo services between the British Empire and the United States at the time.

“The Britannic was the first to go — it was a war ship and people say it was struck by like a land mine in the water. But no it wasn’t. It was struck by a torpedo by a German U-boat and it sank,” she claimed, according to the New York Post .

“As you can see, she resembles the Titanic. Just like different colours. And you can see where it was hit.”

The Britannic was used as a hospital ship in 1915, and had green and white colours. On the morning of Nov. 21, 1916, it sank, claiming the lives of 30. There were 1,036 survivors.

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There have been conflicting reports as to whether the ship sank from an enemy submarine, or if it was due to a mine.

“And then we have the Olympic and the Titanic. They look identical,” Mia said in the video. “The Olympic was on the water for a while. She was reaching for retirement and they knew that. They were like ‘well it was a lot of money to make the Titanic, and it’s gonna be even more money to repair the Olympic. So what if we just sent the Olympic out instead, sank that hoe, claim some insurance money and then just scrap the Titanic like it was the Olympic for some spare parts.

“Who would’ve known? No one would’ve known,” she said.

She also noted all of the famous people who decided not to sail on the Titanic at the last minute. That included J.P. Morgan, the banker who also owned the White Star Line, Milton Hershey and others.

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