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New book on Titanic tragedy published

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in less than three hours in the early hours of April 15. The much-chronicled disasterous maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" ocean liner resulted in the death of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board. The ship had a total lifeboat capacity of 1,178 people.

A new book, "101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic ... But Didn't," claims a near collision as the ship set off from the docks could have averted the sinking and that the crew did not send out a distress signal until 45 minutes after the actual collision.

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