Titanic Survivor Claims an Iceberg Didn’t Destroy the Ship

Titanic Survivor Claims an Iceberg Didn’t Destroy the Ship


Have you ever met a person who hasn’t ever
heard the story of Titanic? Unlikely. Even if you ask a 10-year-old, they’ll tell you
exactly what took down the gigantic ship. However, some survivors of the sinking legend
would beg to differ. Here’s one of their stories, and … surprise… it has nothing
to do with an iceberg. Armenian publicist Vaghinak Byurat was 25
years old in the spring of 1912. He described what happened on his journey to America on
the most famous ship in the world in his memoirs. Quick history quiz: do you remember when the
Titanic left the Southampton dock? Did I hear April 10, 1912? Yeah, that’s right. Now back to the story: in 1912, Vaghinak published
some books together with his father, a famous Armenian writer. His task was to take the
books to America. He had some health problems, so he was denied at the consulate at first,
but he got the papers he needed to enter the US after his father pulled some strings for
him. Vaghinak caught the legendary Orient Express from Istanbul to Le Havre, and from
there he made it to Southhampton. He learned that the nearest ship departing for the New
World was the Titanic, which everyone was talking about. He was pretty excited about
the journey, and arrived at the port neatly shaven and smartly dressed, with a trendy
cap and massive glasses that were popular in the US at that time. The writer met three
men with whom he shared cabin 804. They were two Englishmen and a French guy from Alsace
named Moren. Because Moren and Vaghinak were around the same age, and Vaghinak could speak
excellent French, they quickly became friends. They would hang out on the deck, at the onboard
saloon, the bar and the library. None of them could possibly imagine what would become of
the “unsinkable” ship just days later. They went to bed rather late on April 14,
just like on the other nights. Shortly after midnight, something that sounded like a big
explosion woke everyone up. “Bam”, the nightlights went out, and the Englishmen were
jolted from their bunks by a strong push. One of them injured his head, and another
one, his arm. The two new friends helped them up, took a few belongings with them and left
the cabin, not knowing they would never step back in it. Vaghinak only took his passport
and all the cash he had – about $54.00. It was clear that something was wrong, yet
it was quiet in the corridor. The young men tried to find out what was going on. None
of the crew members wanted to say anything, but a few minutes later it was impossible
to deny that the Titanic was going underwater. Vaghinak noticed the sailors were getting
the lifeboats out and commanded they were only for women and kids. Some men tried to
sneak in anyway, but gunshots were fired off to prevent them from doing so. Vaghinak and
Moren looked at each other, understanding they had two choices: stay on the sinking
ship and say goodbye to their futures, or at least try to save themselves by jumping
in the water. Both wanted to live and both knew they could swim well, so the choice was
obvious. Moren managed to get them two life vests. Vaghinak put his passport and money
in a little bag and tied it around his neck. The Titanic’s bow was already underwater
by that time. It must have taken them real courage: imagine you’re in the middle of
the high sea on a sinking ship and you know no one will save you right away. A lot of
people in this situation wouldn’t have dared to take it to the open water. So, Vaghinak and Moren jumped and got instantly
separated by a sudden wave. It only made things worse, because braving this catastrophe with
a friend was one thing, but doing it alone was way scarier. The water in the North Atlantic
that night was just below freezing, at a scary 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 C). The young writer
felt his arms and legs go numb, and he was understandably getting weaker and weaker every
second. He lost the life-vest and now his only hope for survival was a lifeboat. He
was about to faint and it wasn’t getting any warmer in the water. Just then, he bumped
into something. It was a lifeboat! But if you’re hoping for a happy end at this point
– I’ll have to disappoint you. The boat was so overcrowded they pushed the young man
with a paddle when he tried to stick to the boat. He begged for help, but they refused
to show mercy. Their logic was simple: one extra man in that boat could have made it
sink, and no one in it would have a chance for survival. He had to let go of the boat,
and what happened after is a miracle. Vaghinak woke up alive on board another ship.
That ship was the Carpathia, and it was en route to New York with lucky survivors on
board. The writer had a terrible headache and he saw double, but what mattered most
is that he escaped from the freezing ocean! How did he do it? He couldn’t remember anything.
The next evening, the ship made it to New York. Without his passport and money, which
he must’ve lost at some point during the rescue, Vaghinak was taken to the hospital.
12 days later, a woman came into the room and all she could say through tears was “Oh
my dear boy!”. She turned out be the person who saved Vaghinak. Mrs. Astor was in her
fifties, and she told the young man the lifeboat he tried to get into didn’t actually leave
without him. Missis Astor told the sailors that the young man was her son, and she wouldn’t
let them go without him since she’d already lost her husband on the Titanic. It turned
out she kept Vaghinak’s passport and money and invited him to visit her when he felt
better. After he recovered, the writer was reunited with his family in Boston. He even
received all the books he planned to sell in America since they were traveling on a
different ship. Vaghinak lived a long and happy life and,
as a great storyteller, he shared what happened to him many times. Interestingly, he’s never
mentioned an iceberg hitting the Titanic, and always spoke about an explosion. If what
he said was true, something must have caused that huge explosion. It could have been a
fire, and quite a lot of people actually believe that theory, saying that coal was burning
in the ship’s hull. That fire would have started long before the ship’s departure,
and there was simply no way to put it out. Titanic must have left with the fire still
ongoing, and the flames weakened the hull so much it couldn’t survive its meeting
with an iceberg. Supporters of this theory use pictures of the Titanic leaving the docks
for evidence, pointing to a huge dark mark on the hull. Even if that’s true, though,
it’s still not obvious whether the fire lead to an explosion. And, supporters of this
theory don’t deny there was an iceberg. Another theory that explained the explosion
claimed that there was a German U-boat involved in the sinking of Titanic. The Armenian writer
was, in fact, not the only survivor who mentioned they heard explosion sounds coming from somewhere
deep in the bowels of the ship. And, they also claimed they’d seen a searchlight coming
from some ship shortly after Titanic had sunk. It wasn’t a vessel hurrying to the rescue,
so it could have actually been a submarine that surfaced to see what it’d done to the
legendary ship. This theory is highly unlikely, though, for several reasons. First of all,
as you know, the Titanic sank in 1912, which was still a time of peace. No country in the
world would dare to kill thousands of people and provoke other countries for no reason.
Secondly, a U-boat from Europe couldn’t have gone that far in those times; and it
couldn’t have been stationed in that region either. It simply wouldn’t have survived
there for a long time. Finally, hitting a target that’s moving quickly at night time
is still a challenge for submariners even today, and it was basically impossible in
1912. It’s hard to tell what could have made a
man who survived such a tragedy remember things that did or didn’t happen. Let’s hope
that in the future, scientists will be able to explain all the mysteries surrounding the
Titanic. Do you believe an explosion might have killed
Titanic, and there was no iceberg at all? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned
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100 thoughts on “Titanic Survivor Claims an Iceberg Didn’t Destroy the Ship

  1. I believe it was an explosion other than this video I seen so much videos about and seen pics of the Titanic there's proof it was an explosion

  2. No iceberg,the Titanic were being rushed were being rushed.Had leaks,300 hundred men were added to man the pumps.Overcame with the cold,they lit some coal for heat,thus the explosion.

  3. Personally, I think that before the Titanics department, a fire started and it kinda melted the bull a little, then they put it out. And that made the hull weaker, so when the iceberg hit then it ripped a hole in the side of the hull. Then the Iceberg caused the explosion.

  4. I don't think it was an iceberg because if it was an iceberg the Titanic would still be living because in the iceberg isn't even that strong a strong iron

  5. Ur clicbait and the Titanic sank because of the iceburg it hit the ships weak spot and it put a whole in the ship and it was filling up with sea water then its under the sea rusting as u read this from ur clicbait video

  6. This is a very misleading title because it says ‘he claims there wasn’t an iceberg’ when the truth is that he just never mentioned the iceberg. This is clickbait, although the story is interesting

  7. I believe it was a combination of both. I do believe that there was a fire that weakened the metal structure and this caused a weak point where even an iceberg could damage a ship that much. Also, the ship was traveling far fast because it was behind schedule. So I have read and heard. Also, there were rumors that it wasn't the real titanic that sank but it was the sister ship that looked exactly like the Titanic. They had to set sail early because of some investor theory and that they would lose too much money if they missed the deadline. The only difference in the two ships was apparently the windows.

    Whichever theory you believe it to be, many people died, and I believe, due to miss management both off the ship and on. Did anyone mention that the Titanic didn't even have enough lifeboats?

  8. I say it was a giant megalodon since megalodon lived in harsh cold water and thriving for food. So megalodon had to destroyed Titanic in order to survived himself

  9. A collision often sounds like an explosion. Imagination is tricky enough but add brain freeze and panic and you can believe almost anything

  10. The hit of an iceberg (a "mountain of ice") on a ship of that incredible mass, launched at that high speed, might very likely have had the sound of an explosion 😉

  11. This is what i think if there was a iceburg how was the boat still moving so far that the iceburg could not be seen and how would it split in half

  12. The deep state took out the titanic. There were big names on board who were against the deep state. The deep state took them out and blamed an ice berg.

  13. In those days they didn't wipe the slag off the top of the steel when it was made and it made the steel porous also riveting between seems under high velocity speed will pop the rivets instantly and you know as much as I know the Titanic was riveted and when you don't like the psych office the making of steel it becomes porous inferior in other words and that was also around the palace area cheaply designed to mini cut corners the builders killed the people this is Elvis

  14. Certainly there was a explosion of a boiler because you can see that it exploded outwards tearing the metal, there is no denying that a boiler room explosion happened to the ship. Was it even The Titanic that was sunk is a better question ? , The Titanic side window shape was different than The Olympic side window shape and it was in dry dock with The Titanic for a week with no crew and The Olympic could have been given a Titanic Propeller for it's repair and then sunk intentionally with a name change, Insurance fraud in other words. But one is sunk and the other destroyed by White Star with brand new diesel engines for some strange reason ? , Anyway I don't think that they actually properly fixed The Olympic after it was rammed into by a British Military ship and in court denied any restitution . My guess is that JP Morgan, Isn't and The Ship builder decided that Insurance fraud was the best answer to The White Star lines financial crisis and a was the Ship Builder and JP Morgan could both be paid by Ismay and The ships captain Smith was expecting to be Rescued after iceberg wreaking and explosion sabotage by The Californian because it was another White Star ship , but his boss Ismay was not paying him any retirement and had his own plan to save only himself after making sure that the ship sunk.

  15. It was a fire it really was if you believe me because I know it I watched all the videos the films I thought everything and it was a fire and also it was two if I am the iceberg if I make the fire started it and made the titanic week so yeah

  16. My theory… Too many idiots stood at the front of the ship at the same time shouting they were the king of the world. The titanic just couldn't handle it and snapped right in two.

  17. Random guy: Yo! You watched the Titanic movie?
    Me: meep. Yes
    RG: Kk who’s your favourite character
    Me: La iceberg

  18. Ok the ship definitely hit iceberg. Dozens of people on board clearly saw the ship collide with the iceberg, now what caused the mythical explosion?

    Simple science. What happens when hot boilers are rapidly cooled in a uncontrolled manner? Thats right kids. Explosions. The few Firemen (men that operated boilers in the era) that had survived all confirmed the collision with the iceberg including the men on look-out that fateful night. Not to mention the firemen said they ran as fast as they could before the boilers exploded.

  19. I I Jaiaismwokqksjsmxkks zkakamsxjkskakamakajmam ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m rageing! He’s lyeing! Really lied! Grrrr

  20. Paul Harvey had a Rest of the Story episode that claimed the Titanic had a coal fire in one of the bunkers that caused the Captain to go fast to try and reach port for help putting it out. The ship went into the uce field too fast for what it could see and rammed the iceberg.

  21. I heard it was sunk on purpose for insurance purposes. And that it’s not the titanic. It was the sister ship that’s on the bottom. The port holes are different than that of the titanics. Another history is a lie agreed upon moment.

  22. There's was a girl who used to be obsessed with Titanic/Britannic she tells me that she watched the movie 2-3 times already, she even asked me to borrow my phone so she could show a video about the Britannic to her friend😔

  23. BRIGHT SIDE : – What happened after was a miracle..

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  24. Did you watch the titanic movie?! its an iceberg! Also the person who made the titanic movie was a passenger from third-class

  25. A Conspirithy theory is that titanic wasn’t actually the titanic but the Olympic that the buiseness also had besides titanic

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