Titled “Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved,” the show is set to premiere on the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, considered worst in the history of maritime disasters.
The show is expected to provide facts on the most intriguing part of the incident about how the “unsinkable” ship broke apart before plunging into the icy waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912.
“In TITANIC AT 100: MYSTERY SOLVED viewers see newly discovered pieces of the ship for the first time, follow the expedition’s new finds, and will come to learn the definitive story of how the ship broke apart. The event special will answer the biggest questions about Titanic: did she have a fatal flaw, and if so, who or what was responsible? By the end of TITANIC AT 100: MYSTERY SOLVED viewers will finally know the whole story,” the television channel said in a statement.
The History special will also reveal some never-before-seen wreckage of the RMS Titanic, discovered in the latest expedition that led scientists to obtain the first ever comprehensive map of the entire Titanic wreck site.
Dubbed the “Queen of the Ocean” and the “Unsinkable” ship, the Titanic was launched by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 31, 1911. Hardly a year later on April 15, 1912, the ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean after she struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.
The shipwreck, discovered in more than 12,400 feet of water in the North Atlantic in 1985, is now an archaeological resource site as defined under the United States Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
While the television show is expected to present the most exclusive findings about the Titanic, a number of events, including auctions, exhibitions and cruises, are planned for the 100th anniversary of its sinking.
Guernsey's Auction House in New York is set to sell off the biggest ever collection of the Titanic's assets comprising over 5,000 pieces in a single lot on April 11.
The Titanic Memorial Cruise will set sail its two fleets to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s doomed voyage. Following the original route taken by the Titanic, the Balmoral will depart Southampton, England, on April 8, carrying 1,309 passengers, same as those aboard the RMS Titanic a hundred years ago. On April 10, the deluxe 694-guest Azamara Journey will depart New York City; it would have been the final destination of the Titanic.
On April 15, guests on both the ships will come together for a memorial service at the original site in Atlantic ocean, where the Titanic sank.