or it could be the double bottom keeping the bow and stern connected for those few seconds. Bow swings down, The Stern falls back. The DB isn't meant to act like a hinge, so of course its bent, just in a different way of your thinking. (sorry if i sound rude)The broken end appears to be bent downwards. If the keel is upside down then the bow and stern were going upwards when she broke.
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But if the keel is upside down then it looks like this.
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Mrs Ida Hippach was reported as saying - "We heard a fearful explosion. I saw the ship split open. At the same time the ship’s bow rose up in the air as the steamer sank towards the center."