Frank Prentice was one of the only survivors to experience the final moments on the stern of the ship. He is one of the best people to reference, in my opinion, because he was able to feel the movements instead of attempting to make out the activities of a dark mass. In this 1966 radio interview, he describes what sounds like the settling of the stern due to the break (1:04:45). "I felt her go down, then she came up again." At that time, he said he decided to leave the stern (which would have been at the propeller blade notice). (1:29) However, in this interview, he mentions nothing of the righting motion, but says that he dropped off the stern when it was "almost vertical." We know that the Titanic was not in a vertical position at the time of the breakup, as the stern would naturally settle backward. However, Frank says that he nearly missed the blades when he jumped, meaning that the stern was lifted out of the water to some degree when he jumped. This leads me to believe that Frank jumped from the stern when the ship was "nearly vertical": the same point in time in which he felt the stern lift up and go back down. This could possibly mean that he was not referring to the break in the first quote, rather an action of the stern which occurred after the break. Is it plausible that the movements of the aft section were more violent or noticeable following the fracture than during the fracture? Prentice paints a scenario in my mind in which the stern settles back without much commotion, but when it reaches an almost vertical configuration, it bobbed up again due to the sufficient number of air pockets left before finally sliding straight down. What are your thoughts?