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The Key Which Would Have Saved Titanic

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

We too could have witnessed Titanic sail by only if the sailor had the key to it's binocolur box. Reportedly, just before the ship went on a voyage, the key was with David Blair, who later forgot to hand it over to his replacement.

Thus, officers had no access to binoculars on the bridge or in the crow"s nest and the ship sank on April 15th, 1912, taking the life of 1,517 people on board.

If the key would have been their, then the villain of the voyage, the iceberg could have been tracked and thus the ship would have safely sailed by.

However, the key that could have saved the doomed ship 'Titanic", has now been found and is expected to fetch at least 70,000 pounds at an auction.

The crow"s nest key had been sold for 90,000 pounds in 2007 and the second key, with three others, is expected to make a similar sum in the sale at Devizes, Wiltshire.

They are being auctioned by Titanic historian Peter Boyd-Smith.

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Story first published: Friday, April 16, 2010, 16:36 [IST]
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