Everybody makes mistakes, but the Royal Navy’s inquiry intto the collision between HMS Hawke and Titanic’s sister ship , Olimpic, was more than merely mistaken- it must have been an international cover-up, a travesty. In order to accurately fix the position of the collision, the Navy said that it had recovered Hawke’s arm
oured ram from the sea bed where it had settled after being torn off as the cruiser reeledaway from Olimpic. In reality Hawke’s ram had not been torn off at all but had survived the collision without any appreciable damage. The ram, clearly still in excellent condition , had still been attached to the cruiser when she returnned to Portsmouth Harbour.