I've always been very doubtful with the fact that the sinking of the Titanic is only due to a starboard site contact with the iceberg. This theory is usually admitted by the majority and shown in detail in the movie "Titanic". The discovery of the wreck permits some examination of the bow's iron plates. It shows eventually small damages. The mortal injuries must be found somewhere else. The reading of the transcript of the US Senate Hearings brings me to ask myself some questions: * Why Quartermaster Hitchens stays at the wheel about 43 minutes after the impact? * Why did Ismay go himself to the Engine room after the accident? * What was the purpose of the message from Capt. Smith to the Chief Engineer Bell delivered by Seaman Olliver? The answer of the unknown message was: "He told me to take back - to tell the captain that he would get it done as soon as possible". * Who sent the famous Marconigram: ""Titanic proceeding to Halifax. Passengers will probably land there Wednesday. All safe." * What was I supposed to understand by that: - Senator FLETCHER. That condition could not have obtained unless the steel plates had been torn off from the side of the ship? - Mr. BULEY. From the bottom of the ship. It was well underneath the water line. - Senator FLETCHER. And the plates must have been ripped off by the iceberg? - Mr. BULEY. Yes, sir. … - Senator FLETCHER. You think if she had had collision mats, she might have been saved? - Mr. BULEY. That would not have done much good with her, because I believe she was ripped up right along. - Senator FLETCHER. For what distance? - Mr. BULEY. I should say half way along, according to where the water was. I should say the bottom was really ripped open altogether. - Senator FLETCHER. The steel bottom? - Mr. BULEY. Yes, sir. I was very confused by numerous inaccuracies between the generally admitted facts and the transcription of the witnesses' testimonies. The light came from an extract of David G. Brown's book named "The last Log of the Titanic". And everything became very clear. Mr Brown explain the succession of misunderstandings that lead to the fatal decision to restart the engines: "The inescapable conclusion is that Titanic's pumps were swamped by massive amounts of water pushed into the ship by its own forward motion." … "Put another way, it was not the ice that sank Titanic, but the actions of its captain and owner." Is anybody else convinced by these facts, as I am?