- Oct 5, 2016
Isn't that what it would sound like as an entire ocean liner split apart?The problem with that account is that it comes from a newspaper report from the 'The Manchester Guardian', and it has been pointed out to me several times on this forum that newspaper reports don't count.
Fred Barrett was in lifeboat 13. Here are other survivor accounts from lifeboat 13 that were also mentioned in the newspapers.
"A series of loud explosions, three or four in number."
"There were two or three explosions"
"Shortly afterward came two explosions"
"Then there was one great explosion. I guessed it was the boilers."
"Explosions of the boilers"
"There was an awful explosion of the boilers bursting and then the ship seemed to break right down the middle."
"There was a terrific explosion, which threw the water in a turmoil, and fragments of the ship were hurled high into the air. I supposed the boilers had exploded."