At 1.30pm, April 11th, 1912, the world’s largest ocean liner of its time set sail from Cobh, Co. Cork on what was to be its first and, alas, final journey across the vast expanse of the north Atlantic. The RMS Titanic sailed without hitch for 3 days and 3 nights before striking an iceberg and descending to its final resting place 2 miles beneath the ocean surface.
In the many years since this infamous disaster, many theories, some arguably more fanciful than others, have abounded as to why and how the ship met with such a dreadful fate. One element that would appear to be blameless, however, is the actual weather conditions that Titanic encountered on its maiden voyage. Continue reading