No that isn't really the question. As known from the wreck the reciprocating engines are still in thier beds (except for the one low pressure cylinder). After the hull broke and before the stern finally sinking the ship's center of gravity looks lie it would have been aabout 2/3 of the way aft. When the forward section finally broke free the remaining portion of the stern would have had a new center of gravity. What I was thinking is would that allowed a steeper angle than the 20ish % further forward than what is presented in the current sinking scenarios?I'm having a hard time understand the question. Are you proposing that the engines slid into the foward portion of the ship, allowing the stern to rise higher than currently estimated?
I havn't seen it yet more after Ihave watched it.It all depends on when the keel finally gave way. If the two halves had seporated while the stern were on an even keel, the stern wouldn't have actually risen a second time as described by Charles Joughin. This scenario is presented in the 2013 History Channel documentary and simulation:
However, some said that the stern seemed to stop in the air at an angle of about 60 degrees after the break. This could have not been possible if the keel had not dragged the stern back up. To me, this indicates that after the ship broke apart and settled back, the still attached double bottom was able to pull the stern high up out of the water and detach suddenly with the stern high up in the air. This would greatly slow the flooding process, giving some the impression that the ship stopped in the air, motionless. This scenario is presented in Titanic: Honor and Glory's real time sinking video: