Researchers are claiming that one reason that the Titanic sank was the use of wrought iron rivets with excessive slag due to issues with procurement of steel rivets with low slag content. Apparently the shipbuilder's archives don't give sufficient information to completely verify or deny the theory, but the engineer in me does wonder if part of the problem was the production manager who would try to sell his own mother if it only gave him a shilling's reduction in the bill of materials cost.
Lots of other problems happened with the Titanic, of course. If you doubt that little things can add up to big problems, the Titanic tragedy is a great example.
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