The Sinking of the RMS Titanic

The Sinking of the RMS Titanic

2017, History  -   24 Comments
Ratings: 7.76/10 from 83 users.

More than a century after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the disaster continues to reverberate around the world. The Sinking of the RMS Titanic provides a clear and comprehensive overview of one of history's most haunting tragedies.

The film begins by outlining the events by which the Titanic came into being, and introducing us to the players who were responsible for its construction and ill-fated operation.

At the time, Titanic was one of three superliners that were designed in an effort to redefine luxury ocean travel. With an emphasis on comfort and extravagance, the ship featured lavishly furnished guest rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, ornate dining areas and a centralized grand staircase worthy of a palace. This opulence was reserved for the wealthiest class of passengers, while the lower classes were housed in dramatically more modest accommodations.

While the ship steamed westward toward New York City, the crew was warned of potentially hazardous icebergs by other vessels in the region. They steered off course to avoid these obstacles, but their meager precautions failed to avert a destiny with doom.

The filmmakers question whether the disaster could have been avoided altogether, especially given the fact that there were only 20 life boats stored on the ship during this maiden voyage. In the end, arrogance might have played the most profound role in its downfall. After all, Titanic was thought to be unsinkable - a marvel of modern innovation - and no one could have anticipated the calamity that would ensue on April 15, 1912.

The film is awash in photos of the key players, depictions of each section of the grand ship, and historical documents related to the event. Viewers are given details of the liner's horrifying descent into the dark abyss of the ocean, the desperate attempts to save the lives of women and children, and the conditions in which the far less fortunate met their brutal end.

Much has been written about the sinking of the Titanic, and it's even been the subject of one of the highest grossing films in cinema history. Calling upon the latest evidence and footage captured from the ocean floor, The Sinking of the RMS Titanic contributes admirably to this ongoing narrative.

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24 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Taylor

    Very well done and well worth the watch. I enjoyed learning new details of the tragic event and was impressed that there was no blame bias throughout. Held my interest and highly recommended for anyone who likes historical details of significant events.

  2. John Kelley

    Saw an exhibit somewhere while traveling and they had several artifacts salvaged from the HMS Titanic. One was a large section of the side of the ship with several port holes and rivets ect. I refused to touch it. No way!

  3. Bruce Ghent

    What exactly constitutes a punctured hole as opposed to a puncture or a hole? Are they not the same and so redundant? Syntax is questionable here.

    1. Emily

      punctured hull, he said. the closed captioning is wrong

  4. Bruce Ghent

    Nautical not naval disaster.

  5. Hozias

    Did you know the titanic was swaped with the olimpic

    1. Bryan

      A good short watch, every doco seems to have a tiny bit more information,and intrigue as there is a lot more to this tragic event, like was it really the TITANIC that sank or her sister ship the OLYMPIC was renamed /swapped ? much conjecture on this matter is available

  6. Mark Gaboury

    This is a good one. Absolution by a Roman priest, though, that didn't save any souls, let me tell you.

  7. hank

    Was this a ship that sank back in the 70's?, was it a navel ship, how many troops died on her, this was heading for Veitnam wasn't it?, so sad

    1. Jailem

      You gotta be yoking... Maybe you ought to watch first.

  8. Purva Gole

    Hey can someone please help me with the details of this documentary like the director, producer, narrator

  9. Vicky

    I got goosebumps when the recovered whistle sounded at 8:15

  10. chaaru

    R.I.P all the passengers & crew who sank with TITANIC...

  11. mike

    Some have stated there was a fire on board when the ship left port. So very interesting that a guy who was a fire man gets off. But either way RIP, to those that sailed but never returned ....

  12. John Seguin

    Due to the last three negative reviews above, I decided to not bother with this one!

    1. Daniel

      too bad, you missed out on the most detailed doc on the Titanic that I've seen

  13. PJ Curtis

    Where do they find these pre-teen dope narrators?

  14. Mark

    Always a fascinating story. Is the narrator a bot? He seems unable to pronounce many words correctly. It is a distraction.

    1. Andy

      West country accent.

  15. Philip Stone

    Actually, the Titanic might have stayed afloat had it not been for a coal fire in one storage bin (starboard side) that spread to the next bin weakening the bulkhead between those two watertight sections. The testimony of the leader of the coal shovellers makes it quite clear (most of the shovellers left the ship in England before the ill fated journey, and had to be replaced). His testimony was ignored (after he fought hard to testify in the first place), probably to absolve the company of liability in order to try to keep the company from bankruptcy. The high speed was the Captain's attempt to fight the fire by emptying the affected coal bins (which was the only accepted way to fight a smoldering coal fire). They were even loaded with just enough coal to make the journey, due to a coal miners strike. It was built with steel which did not meet the nautical engineer's stated specifications, too; but that was not the primary reason. Like always, a number of factors led to the tragedy. This must be an out of date documentary. Lol

    1. Tony Kirk

      So who are the Big Boys who are the powerhouse shareholders of the Fed? :The Rothschild Banks of London & Berlin, Lazard Brothers Bank of Paris, Isreal, Moses Sieff Banks of Italy, Warburg Bank of Hamburg & Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers Bank of New York, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, and Goldman Sachs Bank of New York. Those above listed institutions are the REAL Federal Reserve power. The Federal Reserve supposedly controls the lending ability of those banks via the Board of Governors. But only a naive person would believe that.
      In reality, it’s pretty clear who is the boss & who is the subordinate worker. Those Big Boys above call the shots, & the Fed sets monetary policy accordingly. The Federal Reserve IS EXEMPT FROM the Freedom of Information Act. This prevents Americans from knowing the real names of the central bankers and associated corporate fronts. The Federal Reserve is exempt from independent audits. Nobody truly knows what goes on or how much they make. **************************************************************************************************************
      1791 - Alexander Hamilton (actually a Jewish man born in the West Indies whose original name was Alexander Levine) pushed for & established the First Bank of the United States. 1811 - Congress did not renew the First Bank’s charter & it subsequently closed. The House of Rothschild lost millions. So they schemed away and started the War of 1812 as revenge. 1812 - Backed by Rothschild money, the British declare war on the U.S. 1815 - Rothschild wins. President Madison promises a Second Bank of the United States. 1817 - Congress creates the Second Bank of the United States. 1828 - President Andrew Jackson starts an investigation of the Second Bank of the United States. 1832 - Andrew Jackson vetoes the renewal charter for the Second Bank. 1833 - Andrew Jackson starts removing government deposits from the Rothschild owned Second Bank. 1835 - Andrew Jackson PAYS OFF THE FINAL INSTALLMENT of the National Debt! 1835 - Andrew Jackson survives a failed assassination attempt. Gee I wonder who would have hired that assassin? 1837 - The Bank of England (Rothschild) causes a five year depression as revenge for Jackson throwing them out. 1837-1862 - Free banking era ... No central banks to speak of, some quasi-central local banks existed. 1854 - Rothschilds send agent provocateurs to start a division within the United States. The ultimate goal was to have the North once again under British rule as an annexed province of Canada, controlled by Lionel Rothschild of the Bank of England. The South was to be under French rule, controlled by James Rothschild. 1861 - The division of the United States becomes official with the start of the Civil War. 1862 - Lincoln passes the Legal Tender Act, making the Department of the Treasury responsible for the nation’s money supply. 1863 - Britain & France are ready to squash the young United States and divide it up. The Russians, who at the time were NOT under Rothschild control, come the the young United States’ rescue & send Naval Fleets to both New York & San Francisco. This changes the balance of power & saves the United States from certain defeat. Lincoln starts printing government greenbacks, the central bankers are once again snuffed. 1865 - Lincoln assassinated in revenge for printing greenbacks. 1867 - Secret Service formed so future Presidents would not be assassinated. 1863 - 1913 - National Banks, no central banks. Many quasi-central banking laws enacted. 1907 - Kuhn, Loeb, and Co. & other soon to be Federal Reserve shareholders panic the public and cause a contrived run on banks. The proposed solution was (surprise, surprise) the formation of a private central bank. 1912 - Senator Nelson Aldrich (whose daughter married John D. Rockefeller & whose grandson was Nelson Rockefeller...small world) proposes the Federal Reserve System. Adrich is also the key politician that rammed the Federal Income Tax down America’s throat. 1912 - The U.S.S. Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, taking John Jacob Astor IV & other opponents to the Federal Reserve Act with it. Now, there was no opposition to the Fed to speak of. 1913 - The traitorous Congress passes & the treasonous President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law on Dec. 23, using the Christmas holiday as a convenient smokescreen. 1914 - The War-Profiteers waste no time in using the Federal Reserve to finance America’s entry into World War I, a war that would have never been possible without the huge extension of Fed credit. Bankers LOVE war. It makes huge $$$$$ for them. 1917 - The Russian monarchy is defeated by the Jewish Bolshevik Revolution. The Tsar and his family are murdered in 1918. The Rothschilds obtain revenge for the Russian meddling in the United States’ Civil War. The Central Bankers finally control Russia and implement Communism. 1929 - Bankers crash the market, the Great Depression ensues. 1933 - FDR makes it illegal to own gold, gold bullion, or gold certificates. All such gold MUST BE SURRENDERED TO A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK! 1934- they in turn surrender the gold to the government. 1933 - The United States officially declares bankruptcy. The FDR solution ... MASSIVE government borrowing from the Federal Reserve! The tax burden on Americans is increased to pay for this new debt to the Fed. 1929-1941 - The Fed deflated the money supply, forcing thousands upon thousands of bankruptcies & foreclosures. Real property such as farms, houses, factories etc. were bought for pennies on the dollar. The transfer of wealth from YOU to THEM had been kicked into high gear. 1941 - The U.S. enters World War II. The reasons for this could, and do, fill volumes of books. Suffice it to say, it was yet another contrived war for many reasons. One such reason was War Profiteering. 1963 - President Kennedy plans to end the Federal Reserve System. He issues an order giving the President authority to issue currency ... In November of 1963 he is assassinated & Johnson rescinded JFK’s order, giving money printing power back to the Fed. Following FDR, Truman, Eisenhower & JFK all used the excuse of national emergency to keep gold out of the hands of average Americans. FDR used the excuse of the Great Depression. Truman used the excuse of the Korean War (funny how wars keep giving Presidents special, Supra-constitutional powers!). Eisenhower & Kennedy both used the threat of international Communismas their excuse of a national emergency to keep gold out of citizen’s hands. 1971- Richard Nixon officially takes the United States off the gold standard. The U.S. Was heavily in debt internationally. France, under Charles De Gaulle, demanded their U.S. debts be paid in gold. Nixon had no choice. He shipped all remaining United States gold reserves to France & took us off the gold standard. 1975 - Gold ownership again legalized for U.S. Citizens. 1913-Present - Private fractional reserve banking, aka The Federal Reserve System Present Day - WALL STREET BAILOUT & ongoing Middle-East Wars ... The racket continues. Enough said! ************************************************************************************************************** The Federal Reserve is NOT FEDERAL. That is a psychologically chosen name (like the Patriot Act) to trick people into believing the Fed is a branch of government. The Federal Reserve is about as federal as Federal Express or Federal Ammunitions. It’s cutely & deliberately named to hide the fact that it is a private corporation. The Federal Reserve is NOT A RESERVE. It is a fractional reserve banking system. The Fed can loan out 10 times its net worth (actual number is variable). The Federal Reserve is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. The Constitution specifically gives the money printing power & responsibility to Congress. Money created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve was the financial backingbehind World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, Gulf War #1, & the current Mid-East Wars. Wars are usually unpopular with the people. How convenient that already ultra-rich & ultra-powerful war profiteers (the same insiders) have a private fractional reserve system to finance their plans. My opinion of the Fed: FEDERAL RESERVE = WAR PROFITEERING FOR INSIDERS + INFLATION & DEFLATION BUBBLES & BURSTS THAT ULTIMATELY TRANSFER REAL WEALTH FROMYOU TO THEM.
      "Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes the laws" ~Baron M.A. Rothschild  

  16. Skip

    Although a terrible disaster at the time it pales in comparison to what goes on in the world today. The biggest difference though is Titanic was an accident caused by human error and death and destruction today are planned deadly assaults . Planned deadly assaults that have become so Mach a part of daily life today that no one will remember them. It is a sign of how our life as human beings has eroded to a state of acceptance with no change required.

  17. Andre Growald

    Although more than a century has passed the thrill and the shiver of the theme are still present in this well done documentary. Congratulations to the director and team who made possible such a film !

    1. joshey123

      Man I really liked this documentary I hope they make more