Futility - Disaster Of RMS Titanic was Foretold

RMS titanic ready to sail away
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'RMS TITANIC' was the second Ocean liner in the 'Olympic-class series' and the one which had an unfortunate accident in its Maiden voyage. It was built to last and was described as 'The unsinkable' but fate had different idea.

About the mighty 'RMS Titanic'


Carrying more than 2200 passengers, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14,1912. The Unsinkable sank and more than half of her 2200 passengers and crew died.

Coming to its foretold disaster - we can find many books which depict this same chain of incidents. But this single book named as 'Futility' or ' Wreck of the Titan' tells the incident very much the same as the real disaster.

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About Futility or Wreck of the Titan


'Futility' or 'Wreck of the Titan' is a novel written by Morgan Robertson in 1898, 14 years before the 'RMS Titanic's Disaster. This novel features an ocean liner which sinks nearly as Titanic did.

The sinking of Titan and Titanic have been noted to be very similar to each other. In this novel - Titan sinks in the first half of the plot and the second half carries on to give thrilling experience to the readers as the main character fight against many odds to live and survive.

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What did 'Futility' foretold about disaster of 'Titanic'?


  • Both Titan and Titanic sank in the month of April.
  • Like Titanic, fictional Titan sank in the North Atlantic with more than half of her passengers.
  • Both the Ocean-Liners had insufficient no. of lifeboats to save all the passengers.
  • Titan was 800ft long while Titanic was 882 ft in length.
  • They were traveling at the same speed during the impact with an iceberg.
  • They both had triple bladed propeller and were described as 'unsinkable'.

But the most interesting part is -

'Titanic' struck an Iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April in the north Atlantic, 740 kms away from Newfoundland.

'Titan' also struck an iceberg on the starboard side on an April night in the north Atlantic, 740 kms away from Newfoundland!. 

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