Question How was Titanic's final plunge really like? Can you give me all the details and timeline of the final plunge accurately?


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The 1997 movie depicts it a way that everyone knows and use, but with new theories and especially Titanic: Honor and Glory's development videos, I wanna know how was Titanic's final plunge like, with all details and timeline accurately and up to date, so I can know, I'm new to the Titanic community and I don't really know what theory to believe, even though I use a few theories from the internet from time to time.
 

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speak friends, very cool this 3d animation that shows the sinking of the Titanic. BruggerFilmes YouTube channel.

 
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Good day to you,



To see the final plunge as survivors witnessed it I truly would recommend watching the “What they saw” series by TitanicAnimations. In these videos you’ll see the final plunge as described by survivors from their respective lifeboats:




For advanced research on the breakup theory, which variations there are on it and such, I also would recommend his playlist regarding them:






I hope you’ll find these videos helpful to show the final plunge in a bit more detail.





Yours sincerely,





Thomas
 
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I'm gonna take a look on that, I've already heard about the Mengot theory, but I've read a survivor account that says it was a clean break, so I'm researching more.
The Final Plunge I'm talking about is from when the water gets close to the 1st funnel area until the stern's sinking. Also the video from Titanic: Honor and Glory called "Titanic's Final Plunge - April 15, 1912" depicts the stern as sinking like Britannic, you know, capsizing to port and sinking at the same position, is this accurate? Because they say Titanic: Honor and Glory is the most accurate depiction of the sinking up to date, but I feel like the stern's final plunge seems to be wrong.

- Here's the video.
 
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I'm gonna take a look on that, I've already heard about the Mengot theory, but I've read a survivor account that says it was a clean break, so I'm researching more.
The Final Plunge I'm talking about is from when the water gets close to the 1st funnel area until the stern's sinking. Also the video from Titanic: Honor and Glory called "Titanic's Final Plunge - April 15, 1912" depicts the stern as sinking like Britannic, you know, capsizing to port and sinking at the same position, is this accurate? Because they say Titanic: Honor and Glory is the most accurate depiction of the sinking up to date, but I feel like the stern's final plunge seems to be wrong.

- Here's the video.
My understanding is that the H&G team aren't entirely convinced by their own animation. An "experimentation" that looks wonderful but to many of us (and them) seems to be a bit off. This interpretation is based off Joughin's account more than anything else, one which has puzzled a lot of us for years. This video also shows Collapsible B landing at an angle rather than upside-down, quite a curious effect.

We could spend hours going through the many different accounts and what matches and what does not - but I'd say far too many eyewitnesses describe her as going "almost perpendicular" to dismiss. I'd say their earlier real time sinking video is closer to what actually transpired.
 
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I'm gonna take a look on that, I've already heard about the Mengot theory, but I've read a survivor account that says it was a clean break, so I'm researching more.
The Final Plunge I'm talking about is from when the water gets close to the 1st funnel area until the stern's sinking. Also the video from Titanic: Honor and Glory called "Titanic's Final Plunge - April 15, 1912" depicts the stern as sinking like Britannic, you know, capsizing to port and sinking at the same position, is this accurate? Because they say Titanic: Honor and Glory is the most accurate depiction of the sinking up to date, but I feel like the stern's final plunge seems to be wrong.

- Here's the video.

The dark and eerie environment is probably one of the most accurate depictions, but as far as the movements of the ship, some improvements can be made. Most likely the port list wasn’t so severe at the end, and the stern probably rose up a bit higher (I don’t think it was quite ever vertical, though). I do like the way that the breakup happens, as it’s slow enough to not create a massive wave like in the movie, and also shows it breaking in the correct area and angle.
 
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I have a theory about the Final Plunge after a bit of research, it's based from a few theories too, I think the final plunge may have occurred like this:

The water comes to the Boat Deck, and the ship starts to sink much faster than before, still with a 10 degree port list. The 1st funnel's base gets crushed by the water and the funnel falls off to port side, killing a lot of people. As the water reaches the 2nd funnel's base, something inside the funnel explodes, and it falls to starboard side, and a huge black smoke covers the area of the funnel (as described by Jack Thayer). The water touches the area of the 3rd funnel, and the ship is now at 23 degrees, and with the stress caused (as the Titanic reached a angle it wasn't meant to reach, it was too much stress for it), the ship starts to break at the keel (as the keel cannot bend like Banana Peel theory, it's too rigid to do it, but not too rigid to break away), and after the keel breaks, the upper decks immediately break until the lower decks, and the Titanic breaks in half in front of the 3rd funnel, and the 3rd funnel falls off, only the lower decks hold the ship togheter; the forward and aft tower are very weak after the break, and as the bow starts to push the stern with it, the forward and aft tower end up breaking off the ship while the lower decks break off too (the lower decks can't push the stern up), then the stern capsizes to port, and the 4th funnel falls off, then it starts to sink, lifting itself high in the air too, being almost vertical at a certain point, but as there is still lots of air escaping in the stern, it remains afloat for a few seconds and sinks.

I think that makes sense.
 

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The 1997 movie depicts it a way that everyone knows and use, but with new theories and especially Titanic: Honor and Glory's development videos, I wanna know how was Titanic's final plunge like, with all details and timeline accurately and up to date, so I can know, I'm new to the Titanic community and I don't really know what theory to believe, even though I use a few theories from the internet from time to time.
I would suggest Titanic Animations Real Time Sinking.
 
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