Filling up with water


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Could anyone tell me where the water first started coming into the Titanic and where it spread to causing the Titanic to eventually sink?
 

Dan Cherry

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Hello, Charlotte,
the initial flooding started in the peak tank, the two cargo holds, and boiler room 6, with a 2 foot puncture into boiler room 5. Shortly after the collision, the water had begun to flood the mail room and the baggage compartments. The weight of the water pulling the bow downward eventually passed the point where the ship could remain afloat, as the damage allowed water to spill fully into boiler room 5, then 4, etc.
 
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