Could Binoculars Have Saved The Titanic?

There are plenty of conspiracy theories and fascinating details behind the sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912. One such detail is the fact that the crew of the Titanic did not use binoculars, which may have helped them see the iceberg that lead to the sinking of the ship. When the original second officer of the ship-David Blair-was replaced, he took with him his keys to the locker that contained the binoculars. However, some sources argue that the conditions on the night the Titanic sank would have made it difficult to see the iceberg with or without binoculars.

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Written by Curiosity Staff June 30, 2015

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