1. When a ship is stationary in a body of water and a current is acting uniformly along one side of it, it will align at approximately right angles to the current. The ship will drift down current at the rate of the current.
When that same ship starts to move, an additional current called a wake current is set up. This effects steering and is noticeable by the helmsman. If a helm order is given to turn the ship into the current, then the bow will attempt to push against the current, again, the helmsman will require to carry extra helm in the opposite direction to the current. The steering of Titanic does not indicate she was steaming across a current. here';s the proof:
"942. Was she a good steering ship? A: - Fairly well, yes.
943. 943. Up to the time of the collision did she vary from her course at all? A: - Not that I am aware of, not more than a degree on either side.".
If there had been a south setting 1.2 current, her head would be swinging and she would have been carrying port helm (in 1912 parlance).
In the case of Titanic, she was turning left. The wash of the left prop was playing on the face of the hard over rudder, causing the stern to be pushed to the right and consequently the bow to the left. At the same time, the thrust of the starboard prop was assisting the turn by also pushing the bow to the left. When the efficiency of the starboard prop, was reduced, the left turning action would suffer and the bow would not swing as fast as desired.
The port propeller is half buried in the mud and the base for the third blade is hidden below the mud. The area is greatly disturbed by the effects of the third blade digging deep into the mud and driving the mud upwards around the base of the propeller. However this is not the case with the starboard propeller. The mud around the base of the propeller is not unsettled, so nothing has been pushed down forcing the mud up around the base, and there is a huge hole where the third blade would have been mounted, and the bolts that held it in place are also missing.
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Has anyone considered that the Titanic never hit an iceberg?
Maybe she was blown apart.
Has anyone stopped to wonder why she broke up while she was in the act of sinking on a calm ocean?
What caused so many parts of the Titanic to come completely dislodged such that there is a debris field on the bottom which measures 3 x 5 miles.