Thank you Dave, I stand corrected. I do indeed mean the liner Niagara
. I was so involved looking at other similarities, I was a little careless with my post. The cargo vessel Normandy
was two years earlier on 7 May 1910. In dense fog she hit an obstruction - attributed to a berg, but it could have been a rock - 15 miles of Tors Cove in Newfoundland. She sank, though no lives were lost. I absolutely cannot imagine what it would be like to run smack on into a totally immovable mountain of ice at 21 knots, but your earlier description is pretty vivid. If you look at pictures of fully loaded heavyweight objects like trains in collisions - with the most incredible inertia even at 20 mph - the damage is devastating. For me, it is a miracle that Titanic
was not lost within minutes, taking nearly everyone with her.
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