The New Yorker: “And the captain of the Titanic was blamed for sailing full steam, even in an area notorious for ice floes, in deference to the White Star Line’s determination to wrest the Blue Riband from Cunard.”This is false. Titanic was built with gracious living in mind, not speed. Of course, this would falsify the thesis of the article so an urban legend becomes fact. Sensible gentlemen have always known “fast” is not better in fine dining, ships, or women.
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