Google Earth and the Titanic's wreck site


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Has anybody been able to find the Titanic's wreck site on Google Earth? I am guessing there is already a placemarker for but I can't find it anywhere. Punching in the coordinates 48.06N, 49.05W doesn't turn it up.

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Ryan Thompson
 
Hi Dave: I assume that was a minor typo. I believe you will still find nothing of interest on the bottom at the location you gave. I think you'd be better off looking about 7.5 nautical miles to the west of there.
 

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A few months back, Andy Clarkson and I pulled together a bunch of Titanic-related locations that are found on Google Earth. There may be one or two other liners I located that aren't listed there; I'll check tomorrow (when I have access to Google Earth again) and advise.
 
Thanks for all the response! Ah hah, now I see. There are like 6 different markers and the ship's bow is north of the stern.

I wish Google Earth's search engine were better at picking up placemarkers for historic things like this. I searched a few times and never found it till now.

The Britannic's wreck site has a marker, too, coincidentally, and it can't be found using the search engine -- you have to know the name of the island and then go from there.

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Ryan Thompson
 
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Alexander John Cooley

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With this being asked I am wondering if there is any thing on the sister ship Britannic being visible from the satellite imagery system?
 
The actual wreck itself being visible from space? No, while its in relatively shallow water I'm pretty sure its not. And its not in the Google Earth image, either. If the site were 50 or 100 feet more shallow, you might see a faint gray outline, during optimal weather conditions. (But I could be completely wrong.)
 
Light only penetrates so far and it's dim enough that divers can barely see the ship when they are right there with the hull plates a few meters in front of them. I don't see how a satellite could see the ship.
 
>>I was thinking of Britannic when I wrote that. I don't know why.<<

I wouldn't sweat it. The problem is exactly the same. Light only penetrates so far. With the Britannic, it's just far enough that they can barely see what they're doing. With Titanic, it's so deep that if they don't bring any lights with them, they're blind.
 
Hi everyone......apologies if this question has been asked before as I'm a newbie, but is there an on-line map somewhere that shows where Titanic sank in relation to Newfoundland, and how many miles of east of Halifax the wreckage actually is?
 
Mark: Also, a map of which I enjoy in my Nat'l Geo. collection, is of the North Atlantic's undersea features -
SEE: ngmapcollection.com/product.aspx?cid=1541&pid+15757

Go to oceans, atlantic ocean floor map '68. Keep zooming (about 3 clicks) off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and enjoy!

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 
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