It's well-stated that Titanic could have remained afloat if her first four forward compartments were flooded. With hull ruptures across six compartments Titanic was a doomed ship. However, my question is if it wasn't for the two feet of ruptured plating into Boiler Room 5, could Titanic still have remained barely afloat? While this would have meant technically five compartments were ruptured, compartment 1 was not like the others. The damage was localized to the forepeak tank, which was self contained with was watertight horizontally meaning once filled the water wouldn't rise up the upper decks. Indeed compartment 1 only flooded from water spilling over from compartment 2. So instead of five compartments being compromised in this scenario, it's really more like 4 1/3 compartments. If Titanic had been a second faster in turning and avoided scraping the hull into boiler room 5, could she still have remained afloat with only 4 1/3 compartments filling with water? Was there enough wiggle room in the calculations for that?