1. Encyclopedia Titanica

    The Titanic Break-Up Discussion

    Prior to September 1985 if you had read a book or an article about the sinking of the Titanic it would often say that the ship sank intact. The discovery of the shipwreck changed all of that...... Read the article Titanica! Fri, 15 Apr 2022...
  2. ShinGoji (Kiefer)

    George Symons' "Top-Cant"?

    Personally, I myself believe the meaning of "Top-Cant" is a sudden jolting/moving of the stern upwards after the break-up settling then after again, before taking it's final plunge, Just like Roy Mengot's break-up that also shows the stern being violently pulled upwards via B-deck (Strength...
  3. P

    Steam Line Rupture before Break up?

    Is there a beak-up theory that accounts for the boiler room 1 boilers being lit when the compartment (likely) catastrophically flooded? Boiler room 1 was used to power the auxiliary functions of the ship, including the dynamos of the electric plant. How much damage would an exploding boiler or...
  4. Aurélien WOLFF

    Why would someone believe in the V break theory?

    Serious question because it has already been debunked a lot+impossible when you take in count the law of physics : ( agood debunk from titanic animations)
  5. D

    Banana Peel Theory- Fact or Myth?

    There is a lot of question over if the so called "Banana Peel Theory" is possible. In my opinion, I think it is unlikely as steel cannot behave like shoe leather, but I want to know what you all think. -James
  6. A


    Hello, guys Some testimonies, such as the one given by Caroline Bonnel, suggested that the ship was quite hog-backed at a relatively shallow angle. We all know that the whole ship had a list to port of at least 10 degrees when the bridge went under. When the top deck of a ship starts to get...
  7. Kyle Naber

    Did Funnels Flatten upon Collapsing?

    If the popular theory that the first funnel collapsed due to the water pressure on the outside of the structure, would it be probable that the cylindrical figures would pancake in on themselves as they fell?
  8. A

    Titanic Bursting at the Seams

    Did the Titanic literally fall apart at the seams? The hull seams to have stripped off at the bottom quite significantly on the port side. ....and stripped away from the bottom on the starboard side as well. Here is a photo of the Olympic's bottom. Does anyone know what these are...
  9. A

    How the break-up occurred

    The heavy weight of the engines was causing a bend in Titanic's double bottom. Does this mean the double bottom was weakened and did the breakup start there? this would go perfectly with the V breakup theory, because the double bottom would of held on and water would seep through, causing the...
  10. Kyle Naber

    Grand Staircase

    Over the years, there has been much debate over the drawings illustrated inspired by survivor Jack Thayer. I'm sure everyone here has seen the infamous drawings, so I won't bother to include them. In the fourth drawing, the bow is shown above the water along with the stern, and the middle is...
  11. Kyle Naber

    V Break Theory

    Popular opinion of the breakup of Titanic is that the bow sunk until the forward funnel collapsed and then it split just in front of the third funnel. However, this video recreates the survivor accounts that suggest otherwise: Because of the at least six eyewitnesses plus a drawing...
  12. Doug Criner

    Financial significance whether Titanic split in two

    It seems that company witnesses in the U.S. and British inquiries insisted the the ship didn't or couldn't have split in two - although at odds with some other eye witnesses. (Of course, now we know that it did split in two.) Would there have been any difference in the financial or claims...
  13. T

    Split in the aft section of wreck

    I looked through previous threads to see if this was covered and did not find such. The split in the hull towards the back of the wreck, could such have contributed to the ship's quick rate of descent? Is such similar to where the break up of Titanic occurred? The bow of the Lusitania I believe...
  14. D

    Stupid question regarding stern split

    OK - only my second post (and probably a really dumb one)... If Titanic split apart on the surface (splitting apart like a toilet roll being bent, rather than a top-down split), and the bow then broke off while the stern was still fairly unflooded and bouyant, when the stern settled back...
  15. J

    The "SPLIT" Physics

    Hi All, I'm currently researching into my AS Physics Coursework about steel, so in my 20min presentation i thought that I could do several case studies (i'm already examining the collapse of the WTC) and what better than the break-up of Titanic. So i was wondering if anyone had the physical...
  16. D

    Did Thomas Andrews know the ship would split?

    Im just curious , after Andrews predicted the ship would founder and working out how long she would last ect.Would of he have ever thought or known that the ship would break in half?.Maybe he knew and kept it to himself? or maybe he never thought that would happen.What do others think on...
  17. T

    What was the time when Titanic broke in two

    In the final hour of Titanic's life, people later wrote having heard cracking and popping sounds....The break up had already begun, and it may have taken an hour until that final snap that tore the ship asunder. Whe she broke, the area of the breakup litterally decintigrated- the hollow areas...
  18. S

    Time of the break

    Sorry if I seem a prat for all the angle stuff but could anyone disclose the approximate time of the ships breaking. I know (Thank You Raymond) that it began to split at an angle of 78.967 degrees, and from that I figured that it was at an angle of 19.90 degrees at @2am. Now I'm trying to...
  19. S

    Could the stern have floated?

    When the titanic broke in two initially, the keel still attached the two together. At this this time the titanic's stern fell back to even level. The Titanic's sunken bow pulled the stern back up before breaking free, putting to stern in a position to sink. The stern had little to no water in it...