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9 Popular Urban Legends About The Titanic That Are False

Unfortunately two films have a romanticized one very famous myth about the night the ship sank.

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3. The owner of White Star Line, J. Bruce Ismay, never ordered Captain Smith to go faster through the ice field.


As Titanic Stories points out, if that were true, then all of the boilers would have to been lit (which they weren't).

8. The last piece the Titanic band played was not “Nearer My God To Thee.”


Most survivors only recall hearing popular music of the time being played. The one person that claimed that the song was played got off the ship long before it sank.

It is also highly unlikely that the band played up until the moment the ship sank.

This myth mainly comes from a scene in the 1958 film A Night To Remember. James Cameron recreated that same scene in Titanic.


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