London, Apr 16 (ANI): The key that could have saved the doomed ship 'Titanic' is expected to fetch at least 70,000 pounds at an auction.
The key to the ship's binocular box, which belonged to second officer David Blair, was transferred from the ship just before its maiden voyage.
However, he forgot to hand it to his replacement, reports the Daily Express.
Thus, officers had no access to binoculars on the bridge or in the crow's nest - and 1,517 people perished when the ship hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912.
The crow's nest key sold for 90,000 pounds in 2007 and the second key, with three others, is tipped to make a similar sum in the sale at Devizes, Wiltshire.
They are being sold by Titanic historian Peter Boyd-Smith. (ANI)