The Titanic Wreck | Titanic Underwater
"If you look in your dictionary you will find: Titans - A race of people vainly striving to overcome the forces of nature. Could anything be more unfortunate than such a name, anything more significant?" Arthur Rostron, Captain of the rescue ship Carpathia, in 'Home From The Sea', 1931
2.3 - the approximate depth at which the wreck of the RMS Titanic lays, in miles (3.75 kilometres, or 12,600 feet).
15 - the approximate time, in minutes, that the Titanic took to reach the ocean floor, sinking at a speed of around 10 mph (16 km/h).
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220 to 245 - the estimated length, in feet, of the gash caused by the collision (minimum to maximum length).
12 - the actual estimated size of the opening, in cubic feet.
1,970 - the gap between the wrecked bow and the stern, in feet (600 metres).
60 - the distance into the sea bed that the bow penetrated, in feet (18 metres).
6,000 - the approximate number of artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck to date.
1,000 - the approximate number of acres of sea bed over which Titanic debris is strewn.
74 - the number of years after the RMS Titanic sinking before it was rediscovered.
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