It amazing to me how many times conspiracy theories pop up in big stories. The sinking of the Titanic is no different. Three ships were built for White Star: Olympic, Titanic and Gigantic. The Olympic had a unfortunate run and hit several boats over the years. The last accident was so bad that they would need to scrap the boat and take a huge loss that would put them out of biz. Instead, the boss, J. P. Morgan, decides to make some minor repairs and switch nameplates with the Titanic and such and send the Olympic to a watery grave 2.5 miles below the ocean surface. Instead of losing the investment, they receive the insurance money and all is well... for them. Their plan was to have another boat in the vicinity to pick up the the crew and passengers once the ship started sinking. Due to a bonehead move, the skipper of the rescue boat got the coordinates wrong and was too far away to make the rescue. I am not making this up folks! This is a fascinating story and if you would like more detail, click here.