- Apr 21, 2009
That's true. The so called "unsinkability" of the Titanic was more of a public perception fuelled by advertisements and press statements and never an official claim or belief.
As you can see, the statement in that article about the Cedric is that due to its 9 watertight compartments, it was "practically unsinkable". That word 'practically' makes the phrase just a figure of speech to denote how safe the ship was supposed to be in comparison with its predecessors and most contemporaries.