Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Today, not the beginning of the month when the media had nothing better to do so they brought it up, today, not April 03, when Titanic was re-released in glorious 3-D, today.
100 years ago today the RMS Titanic of the White Star line followed this path, and hit an iceberg 4 days into it’s maiden voyage.
Thanks to James Cameron’s Titanic, most of the world is familiar with the generally accepted way the ship sunk, but here’s an extended up to date version that he put together with National Geographic:
As far as I can tell there’s not much difference between that and what I remember seeing in the film, and the various documentaries I’ve seen on it.
Here’s an interesting photo that shows in great detail the wreak of the Titanic on the ocean floor:
It was painstakingly stitched together from around 100,000, photos taken by robots (damned robots…), but you can see alot of detail in the wreak and the ocean floor itself, and combined with the video above you get an idea of just how crazy the fall to the bottom was for that ship.
Also you could see this famous post of ours, what really sunk it?