Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces

Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces

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Titanic's Final Moments: Missing PiecesDramatic new revelations about the fate of the world's most famous ship. In 2005, an expedition to explore the wreckage made an interesting discovery south of the stern's debris field.

They said they found long strips of metal. Unfortunately, the submersible's camera equipment malfunctioned and they had no proof of what they saw.

But this set in motion a new theory. Maybe these long strips were from the bottom of the ship. If so, then Titanic just didn't graze the side of the iceberg, but it actually ran over part of the iceberg too.

We learn that an iceberg does not go straight down below the water (like a cliff); instead, the water causes the iceberg to form a shelf below the water.

Hence, it's now theorized that Titanic somewhat ran aground on the iceberg. If so, in addition to the gashes on the side, maybe there was also significant damage on the bottom, explaining how the ship sank in less than three hours.

If that were true, it could also explain why the front of the ship is relatively intact while the stern is crushed upon itself.

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25 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Bored wit Titanic

    The ship was rushed into service and lots of people died because of aristocratic greed

  2. Terry

    It's history Matt kuwowski level playing field with science without it we learn nothing,without science we kearn nothing keys leave it at that without ripping it to pieces ,please


    hmmmm...had to search TDF for Titanic related stuff after a radio broadcast i was just listening too.
    and after reading the intro paragraph at the top of the page, this seems quite interesting, but not exactly what i am looking for.
    anyway seems interesting that long strips of metal were found- this doc seems to explain this by the ship going on top of an iceberg.
    the radio program mentioned something about the Titanic's twin, the Olympic- and how the Olympic had gotten into an accident on the starboard side as well with a naval ship. When it was being repaired the Titanic was still being built, but could not be built in time. JP Morgan just acquired White Star and could not afford to give refunds for Titanic tickets and supposedly the ships were switched - meaning that the ship that supposedly lays off the coast of Newfoundland is really the Olympic. this is the first i''ve heard of such a story, anyone else hear this before?

  4. Duncan Fisher

    This was a great documentary. I really enjoyed watching it.

  5. Nicole Chong

    wait...so how is the discovery related to whether titanic ran over an iceberg? i thought the point of the expedition was to find out if the ship not only grazed the side of the iceberg, but also ran over it. why did it suddenly become another documentary explaining the ship's break-off? did i miss something or misunderstood the point of the expedition?

    aside from that, it's an amazing discovery.

    1. Johan Windh

      Exactly... First it seemed like a rubbish thing, then ended up to be a great documentary!

  6. Joshua Taijram

    my my my i am still sitting here ehhh that's was gud all my memories updated lol

  7. Craigzz

    With hindsight I think there were at least two fatal errors. Had they not closed the water tight doors, ironically, the ship would have continued to float. instead of breaking in half, the water would have acted like ballast, and Titanic would have remained fairly level in the water. Also the carpathian reported the site of the sinking surrounded by icebergs, which makes me wonder why it was never considered a possiility to land people on one of the bergs, they would certainly have survived longer than in the freezing water.

    1. Paul

      A new documentary based on the British investigation Lord Mersey conducted contends that those doors were actually never closed, an oversight. Confusing, all the information to sift through, though exciting. Your comment does make sense.

  8. PavolvsBitch

    I read an intriguing account of how and why this ship was sunk in the book by Eric Jon Phelps, entitled 'Vatican Assassins'. The sinking of The Titanic was a foregone conclusion, engineered through JP Morgan for the purposes of eliminating opponents to the Federal Reserve Bill/Bank's passage into legislation. Morgan's shipbuilding yard built the thing with inherent weaknesses and a plan was engineered to lure 3 prominant, powerful opponents to this great American swindle on board with promises of pioneering a momentous event in the historic launch of this death trap. Lord Astor, held to be the wealthiest man in America was one of the key figures, along with two others vehemently opposed to the banksters scam. Morgan himself promised to be on board alongside a host of glitterati as bait. Naturally, they never showed and it was too late for the 3 to disembark en route to doom. The ship was deliberately steered into an iceberg; all other lives were as expendable as the most prominent except for a particular Jesuit notary who had skipped ship at the Irish port (last exit point). The rest is history; the Bill was passed at a clandestine gathering thereafter.

    This documentary is not worth the bother of watching as, at most, it scratches the tip of the iceberg and aids as a further distraction from connected dots.

    1. Jack1952

      I knew someone would weave his own version of this tragedy. It never fails. There are no accidents. There are only incidents orchestrated by powerful government, religious and financial institutions. For every tragedy there seems to someone who comes up with a daft idea to explain how these forces operate. These forces have become the modern equivalent of evil spirits.

  9. Matt Kukowski

    These idiots are just trying to keep FUNDING coming to them so they can play in the water looking and tattered remains of a ship... sorry but true. This is not real science.

    1. His Forever

      Well, aren't you a boring kill-joy of a person! Me thinks you've done no remarkable thing your whole boring life. I think this was wonderful exploration and fantastic science, and I'm glad that they did it!

    2. Guest

      CnN, you write: "Me thinks you've done no remarkable thing your whole boring life."

      How do you know that? Why would you say that? You never even talked to Matt.

      I find your "peacefull" stand to be getting thorny lately.

    3. His Forever

      Az, That was a very wonderful moment of discovery and revelation of truth that has haunted generations for nearly a 100 years. I WANTED TO KNOW what happened on the Titanic. Matt's comment was rude and just down right unthinkably calloused. Yes, the divers were excited about Titanic, but yea know what? They were right! The theory of what happened there will have to modified if at least a small bit. And I'm quite sure he's done nothing extraordinary. A person who would condemn or be critical of such a moment of discovery has done NOTHING of worth himself. He sits at home and gripes about other people's extraordinary accomplishments. Presumably.

      I watched the documentary with my 4-year-old son, and he was wiping the tears from my eyes, and not fully understanding why I was crying. Then I read such a lame excuse for a comment. Thorny or not, I dislike passionless and critical dreamless people immensely. If this man couldn't recognice and APPRECIATE the passion of discovery that is this significant for multiple generations, I can garantee he's done none himself!

    4. Xbow

      I agree 100% C_andC.

      I think Mr B's deep sea explorations were and are amazing. I wont even mention the fact that it is these explorations and scientists that are pushing the pace of the development deep sea hardware and robotics. And that technology came in rather handy in shutting down the oil well in the gulf not too long ago as I recall. I also suppose that it should also be mentioned that the US Navy financed a portion the Titanic expedition in return for discovering and evaluating the wrecks of the Nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion that were lost in deep water. His other explorations are privately funded. Go Bob Go!

    5. Jack1952

      I don't often agree with you C_and_N but I'm do this time. It is quite amazing and there is a lot of knowledge gained by this type of exploration....not only about the Titanic, but developing new technologies to complete these missions. Learning is never a waste. To discourage the pursuit of knowledge because it doesn't interest you is short sighted and quite simply, insulting.

    6. Achems_Razor

      Not real science? explain! What does "real" science mean to you?
      Ad Hominem attacks Eh?

    7. Guest

      To them it is real science because they consider themself to be real scientists. Hey they did sit with their nose burried in books long enough, now they expect society to pay for their play time. Researchers like to disect everything including old boat in the middle of the ocean.

  10. Hugh

    The bow is relatively intact because it was filled with water before going under, and if the keel didn't snap when the ship broke almost in half...but held long enough to drag the stern under while still containing air and held for a few hundred feet until it imploded, that might explain why the stern is shattered.

    The final animation depicted the separation before the stern was pulled under, and under it's own flooded weight it may have been able to sink deep enough or fast enough to fully implode over most of it's length, but if the bow stayed attached, and the two hull segments separated from the concussion, wouldn't they look the same?

    Just asking.

  11. Jaak Wassmuth

    You don't suppose this expedition was mounted to find the large safe full of gold that sunk with the ship, do ya?

    1. Kateye70

      No, they wanted the Heart of the Ocean o.O

  12. patrickt

    great documentary......TQ

  13. Ryuji Anzen Santisteban

    Intriguing. The latest update on what happened to this very well-known shipwreck. 4/5

  14. Irineo J. Dogma Jr.

    A new piece of the tragedy has emerged...Incredible! I hope all other details can be uncovered by future generations before what now remains of Titanic
    vanishes totally...