Fourteen years before the unsinkable ship went down a novelist, Morgan Robertson, wrote a book called Futility. This fictitious story revolved around a huge (at that time) imaginary vessel hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on a cold April night. The massive ship in the storyline was named Titan and the real ship Titanic, which had not even been built then, were eerily similar in design and their ends as grisly.
Although the novel was written before RMS Titanic had even been designed, there are some remarkable similarities between the fictional and real-life counterparts. Like the Titanic, the fictional ship sank in April in the North Atlantic, and there were not enough lifeboats for the passengers. There are also similarities between the size (800 ft long for Titan versus 882 ft 9 in long for the Titanic, speed (25 knots for Titan, 21 knots for Titanic) and life-saving equipment. The Titanic struck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic 400 miles away from Newfoundland. And on an April night, in the North Atlantic 400 miles from Newfoundland (Terranova), the Titan hit an iceberg also on the starboard side.
Truth is stranger than fiction, in deed!