It appears that the man who was steering the Titanic steered the wrong way initally, into the iceberg, and that it was covered up to protect the company and the individual. Also the Captain was persuaded by management to keep the ship going instead of of stopping which contributed to its sinking faster. Here is the link to the story. Titanic sunk by steering mistake, author says - Yahoo! News Could this be just a publicity thing or is it real? I always wondered why the Titanic continued to steam ahead and push water into the hull, made no sense.