HIDDEN HISTORY: ‘Futility’, The Wreck of the Titan – The 1898 Novel Detailed an Imaginary ‘Unsinkable Ship’ Colliding with an Iceberg (Archive)

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– The novel Futility, an 1898 creation of Morgan Robertson, detailed the sinking of an unsinkable ship, the largest vessel afloat. This imaginary ship, named Titan, collided with an iceberg during April, resulting in a high loss of life because the ship carried too few lifeboats.

Fourteen years later, with uncanny similarities, the real ship Titanic re-created what happened in the novel: The two ships had almost identical names; both ships were designated unsinkable; both were touted as the largest ships at sea; both collided with icebergs in April; both resulted in many deaths due to a shortage of lifeboats. Plus, both had strikingly similar floor plans and technical descriptions.

Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss, the head of Macy’s Department stores and John Jacob Astor, probably the wealthiest man in the world  were all killed when it sank. Those three men were the…

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