"The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility" Chapter 3 (with commentary)
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Titanic: Honor And Glory: "The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility" Chapter 3 (with commentary)


Published on: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility" Chapter 3 (with commentary)

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The infamous book considered by some to be a premonition of the Titanic disaster. I read through the book giving the occasional comment on the comparisons between the ships, as well as historical context at the time.

"The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility" by Morgan Robertson, 1898

Please bear in mind that this book was written in 1898 and contains some of the social stigmas at the time. Obviously, stereotypes expressed in this book do not reflect our views here at Titanic: Honor and Glory and we hope that people will take them with a grain of salt.

Source: https://youtu.be/W_re2b934Yc

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  • mysterious world

    mysterious world

     1 months ago

    well maybe the owner read this book and dreamed of making it into reality

  • Luis Angel Santos

    Luis Angel Santos

     4 months ago


  • Unitedforever


     7 months ago +1

    I also like to point out the 'Titan's' collision reminds me of 'Olympic's' run-in with the lightship in '34; granted, the collision took place after her sisters had both sunk and it was the end of her career later that same year

  • Johanna {NOT a christie Fan !}

    Johanna {NOT a christie Fan !}

     8 months ago +2

    "Heck and darn' " HECK and DARN ?!? My gracious merciful heavens! How art thou still on this sainted internet site with such foul language as that! I shall report thee to the most saintly supervisor of this most fine online community, you...you....VARLET! 😂🤦‍♀️😇

    P.S. Pardon for losing my most lady-like temperment. 😆

  • TheCAFProduction


     8 months ago +1

    8:33 Tom, I think you might have had too much to drink. 😆

  • HistoryFan476ad


     8 months ago +1

    The titan must have been commissioned by a super villain.

  • Wandering Bishop

    Wandering Bishop

     8 months ago +2

    (crashes into a ship)
    "Yeah, we don't need to tell anyone about this right? That's an easy cover up."

  • Alex Lee

    Alex Lee

     8 months ago +8

    Bruce ismay:I thought the ship can’t sink
    Mr Andrews:it’s made out of medal sir it will sink
    Mr ismay:Heck and darn

  • Zach Walz

    Zach Walz

     8 months ago +1

    I read this chapter before watching this. I was reading on a kindle and I thought the whole hell and damn thing was just an edit that kindle made. I didn’t think that it would have been censored in the actual book.

  • Matthew Chaban

    Matthew Chaban

     8 months ago +1

    I shall use 'a titan' to cut myself a fresh slice of Cheshire cheese!

  • Matthew Chaban

    Matthew Chaban

     8 months ago +1

    I think Tom is a little tipsy... love the 'heck n darn'' though

  • A Simple Cheeseburger w/ Fries

    A Simple Cheeseburger w/ Fries

     8 months ago +1

    I'd be very careful. Heck and Darn are some of the most vile swear words I've ever heard! The YouTube bot will be all over this!
    :O lol.

  • TinLizzie1927


     8 months ago +1

    heck and darn

  • Zach Cooper

    Zach Cooper

     8 months ago

    I love getting ENveloped.

  • bassmann_1987


     8 months ago

    Posh stiff and unlikeable lol👍

  • Dinadan - History and Myth nerd

    Dinadan - History and Myth nerd

     8 months ago +1

    When you got to the collision I was reminded of the White Star Liner's Oceanic. When it was in San Francisco it ran into and sunk the SS City of Chester. An eyewitness on the Oceanic even commented that "Into her we crashed with irresistible force, cutting her just as though she was a cheese." Maybe that's where the author got the idea, especially with that cheese knife quip?

  • The Cunarder

    The Cunarder

     8 months ago +2

    Oh heck and darn the comedy of this is gold!

  • Kaidhicksii


     8 months ago

    LOVED this chapter: currently my 2nd favorite after chapter 1. I so thought that this was the chapter where the Titan would sink, completely forgetting that she literally sliced a ship in 2 like the Queen Mary did to her escort in WWII, before that happened. Guess I'll have to wait a little bit longer for that. And the more I listen to this story, the more I'm convinced that if Titan and Titanic/Titanic II (I added the replica's name because 1. The project's back on, & 2. I like to consider the Titanic II being the Titanic reborn) had personalities, they'd be polar opposites: both possess a great amount of confidence, but Titan would be more on the arrogant side (not necessarily arrogant, but close enough), whereas Titanic had a bit more humility IMHO.I'm so getting this book when I make the time. You know what'd be really cool? If you guys were to make a level in TH&G dedicated to the Titan story. Like and subscribe if ya'll agree. :)

  • P. Doc

    P. Doc

     8 months ago

    I LOVE your asides, when your personality really shines through. Thomas, you would be so fun to hang with!

  • PepsiAddict18


     8 months ago +4

    Oh, heck and darn, once again this is excellent, Tom!