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.

    1. A shipyard worker was not accidentally killed and sealed into Titanic’s hull during construction.

    2. The White Star Line never claimed that the Titanic was unsinkable.

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

    4. The Titanic was not the first ship to send out an SOS distress signal.

    5. The Titanic sunk because it carried a cursed mummy in its hold.

    6. The Titanic’s hull number did not spell out NO POPE .

    7. The iceberg did not create a 300-foot gash.

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

    9. Men did not dress up as women to get into lifeboats.

    Facts via: Snopes and Titanic Stories