Friday, March 9, 2012

RMS Titanic: New Images Map Entire Wreck Site

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built between 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried over 2,200 people – 1,316 passengers and about 900 crew.
Source: Wikipedia

The Bow of the Titanic
photo: AP

The Titanic sitting in 2 pieces, bow & stern, two and a half miles down under the sea. A new 3D photo mosaic map made from over 130,000 robotic camera images, sonar readings and the latest computer imaging technology marks the 1st time the entire 3 x 5 mile debris field can be seen with astonishing new detail, clarity, and accuracy. 

The Stern section of the Titanic

The History Channel will air a 2 hour special on the anniversary of the Titanic's fateful end. The Titanic sunk to the muddy Atlantic Ocean bottom on April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. More than 1,500 passengers and crew died in the disaster. Due to outdated maritime safety regulations of the time, the Titanic carried only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people - a third of her total crew and passenger capacity.

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    A new CGI reenactment of the sinking of the Titanic narrated by none other than James Cameron.