The boilers overloaded

from Bob Dylan – Tempest Lyrics on Rap Genius


In an effort to set a new transatlantic speed record, the Captain, following the owner’s orders, had the coal fired boilers heavily stoked. It was the speed that doomed the Titanic, as it encountered an ice field sooner than expected.

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