The sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912 is probably the most famous shipwreck of all time. The romantic pairing of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett in the movie rendition helped to cement its notoriety.
For real Titanic buffs, the sinking of the Titan in 1898, though entirely fictional, is equally memorable for the remarkable similarities to the real sinking of the Titanic.
But to dig even deeper and complete the bizarre trinity, consider the near-shipwreck of the Titanian in 1935, also in April, also in the North Atlantic. Unlike the fictional Titan or the real Titanic, the Titanian was able to avoid colliding with icebergs because of the watchful eye of lookout William Reeves, who remarkably enough, was born on April 15, 1912… the day the Titanic sunk.
To back the story up a bit, let’s lay out the well-documented similarities between the Titan and the Titanic…