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The iceberg was just floating peacefully in the water, it was the Titanic which was moving rapidly under power, and which hit the iceberg. Why do they always blame the iceberg? They were common in the northern Atlantic that time of year. The likelihood is that the Titanic was moving much more rapidly than it should have been, possibly to break the trans-Atlantic record. By the time the berg was sited, there was insufficient time to turn the massive ship out of harm's way. There is also some evidence that there were weaknesses in the metal of the hull and or rivets. These weaknesses would not have been detectable with existing technology at the time the Titanic was built.

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The Titanic hit the iceberg 350 miles off the coast of Canada.


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