posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Eurofile007
Are there any photos or videos from the Titanic wreckage of the tear in the hull?
Wouldn't a sub need more than one torpedo to sink the Titanic? I remember that one sub needed 20 torpedoes to sink a big ship during WWI.
How did the Titanic break in half? I never understood that part.
Anyone can say anything, but I'd like to see the Titanic sinking replicated under controlled conditions with miniature models.
There was no evidence, at all, of an explosion. All the eyewitnesses agreed that the ship hit an iceberg - some of the passengers were even seen
playing football on the main deck with ice that come off it. The 'berg itself damaged the hull, pupping rivets and tearing the occasional hole along
the side of the ship, opening the first five compartments of the ship to flooding. She could have floated with two or even three compartments flooded,
but not all five - the weight of the water dragged the bow of the ship down, so that the flooding spilled over into the next compartment, and so on.
She didn't sink on an even keel therefore - the water pulled her bow down and her stern up, subjecting the keel to stresses that it wasn't designed
to withstand. That's why she broke in half.