1. Sarah S

    If they avoided the iceberg

    Hello everyone, if they had seen the iceberg in time and avoided the collision succesfully, what would they have done next? Stop all the machines and rested for the entire night, or would Smith still have ordered to continue with “low speed”? Would the thought of having “almost” collided with...
  2. I'd Hit That

    Answered Of her 3M rivets, approximately how many rivets failed due to the iceberg strike?

    Of her 3M rivets, approximately how many rivets failed due to the iceberg strike? Dozens, hundreds, thousands, etc?
  3. Jason D. Tiller

    News The Titanic, the Iceberg and the Rest of the Story at FAB FEST Oct. 16

    The Lakewood Film, Art and Book (FAB) Fest is proud to announce a riveting and informative presentation centered on the 15 April 1912 sinking of the mighty RMS Titanic, the newest and largest passenger ship afloat. Our presenter is historian Peter Cook a member of both the “Titanic Historical...
  4. Jason D. Tiller

    News A new Titanic exhibit in Halifax has props, pics and a living relative of the fateful iceberg

    While Halifax had its eyes on the wild prospect of a $300-million Titanic replica on the waterfront—which, as you may remember, sank before its maiden voyage—another Titanic attraction was quietly setting up shop in the background. Titanic expert Larry Daley opened Titanic & Iceberg in late...
  5. Jason D. Tiller

    News These iceberg hunters are on a mission to make sure there's never another Titanic

    The International Ice Patrol was born from tragedy. After the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in 1912, the group was formed to monitor the movement of icebergs in the North Atlantic and keep mariners safe. More than 110 years later, the team continues to plot ice from the air and advise...
  6. Jason D. Tiller

    It's Titanic 2.0: Passenger as Norwegian cruise ship hits iceberg

    A Norwegian cruise ship that set sail on a nine-night trip smashed into an iceberg, as is evident from a video shared by passengers on-board.
  7. P

    How would it have been possible to see surf against the iceberg?

    The calm conditions on the night are often used to explain why the iceberg was difficult to see since there would be no surf against it. However, if even if there was a slight surf how would it have been possible to see it without any directional lights? Would the masthead light generate...
  8. Dan Parkes

    Titanic collision - from the point-of-view of the iceberg

    Today, on the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I have released a new animated video of the collision between the "unsinkable" and the "unthinkable" re-imagined in a single, uninterrupted, 360-degree shot, set to the 1912 Titanic poem "Convergence of the Twain" by Thomas Hardy...
  9. R

    Titanic should not have hit the iceberg!

    If this topic has already been aired, I apologise, but I am still going to do it. Yes, it is my opinion that the Titanic need not have hit the iceberg! When the berg was sighted and the bridge crew informed, two orders were issued, to turn to port and engines to full astern. That last order...
  10. Tim Gerard

    Saturday Night Live interview with iceberg

    I'm not sure if anyone is interested, the Weekend Update on this weekend's Saturday Night Live had a mock interview with the iceberg that sank the Titanic.
  11. chrismireya

    Anatomy of the Iceberg

    I was searching through the Encyclopedia Titanica forums for a thread that dealt specifically with what we know of the Titanic iceberg itself. Unfortunately, I haven't found one that focused entirely upon the anatomy of that iceberg. There are posts/threads about the various photographs which...
  12. Cam Houseman

    Was the Hull near G-Deck damaged?

    Was the Hull near G-Deck, (for example, the Mail Room) damaged in the collision? As soon, or immediately after, the Mail Room was reported to be flooding, and as we know, the Mail Clerks began to try to drag the mailbags up to Higher Ground. Being the closest Deck to the top of the waterline...
  13. Cam Houseman

    If Titanic got damaged by the iceberg in Boiler Room 2?

    Would Titanic capsize? Or would she sink bodily? Maybe the water could flow towards the bow/stern?
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    The Titanic as she appeared on April 14th-15th, 1912.
  15. Encyclopedia Titanica

    The Iceberg that Sank the Titanic?

    Rare photograph of probable Titanic iceberg set to be auctioned.... Wed, 17 Jun 2020 Read more...
  16. chrismireya

    Did Titanic experience any angular shift when it turned hard to starboard/port?

    Did Titanic experience any roll/loll when it turned hard to starboard/port? If Titanic was at or near top velocity prior to sighting of the iceberg, is it possible that it experience any yawning or rolling during the emergency "hard to starboard" maneuver? The reason that I ask is that so many...
  17. Adrien Arcand

    I found a 3D Image of the iceberg damage.

    Look! I was just browsing through Google, and I found this image showing how bad the damage from the iceberg was from the collision, and it had a man added next to the hole to give off an idea about how big the damage was. Well, I'll be damned. No wonder the Titanic sank. How are you supposed...
  18. Curiosite

    Question Most survivors couldn't hear or feel the collision with iceberg. Why is that?

    I've read a few accounts, and each one of them stated that there was "no sound" or "just a light sound". Honestly, I'm confused. Why would the ripping of the hull by massive knives of ice not be heard or felt?
  19. chrismireya

    Did Titanic "bounce" off of the iceberg?

    Greetings! I was speaking with a friend recently about Titanic. He is an amateur sailor and said that he was always puzzled about something. He wondered about the science behind why the iceberg didn't cause damage along the entire starboard side of the ship. He felt that a starboard-side...

    Distance to the Iceberg when sighted, and questions about the lookouts.

    If you just want to know the answer, it is 430 meters, or 1410.5 feet. Alright, so I haven't really found a consistent answer on how far away the iceberg was once it was spotted, and I get it, we can't go back to that night and see it with our own eyes, but I would of expected more consistent...