Latest evidence regarding the precise damage to the Titanic


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Perhaps you can help me with these questions with regard to the damage to the Titanic. As far as I can tell there were six horizontal gashes totalling about 30 metres and about 1 m2 in area. In addition many of the panels separated due to failure of the rivets. Have I got this right and is this source therefore accurate?

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761564059/titanic_disaster.html

and this one wrong in the limited sense that it suggests there was no gash, only plates separating

http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/titanic/
 
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>>Have I got this right and is this source therefore accurate?<<

Your take appears to be accurate though whether or not the source is accurate in it's conclusions is a whole 'nother smoke. The problem with the side scanning sonar data is that it showed similar damage on the port side, and it's really not possible to distinguish ice damage from bottom impact damage. It does prove that there was no gash and never was, but beyond that, all bets are off.
 
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Although it may be difficult to attribute specific location damage to its primary cause, but the absence of damage in specific locations can also be quite telling, and something that seems to be overlooked by some modern day revisionist theoreticians.
 
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Well I'm still a bit confused, it probably makes little difference, but just thought I better try to get my facts right.

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>>but just thought I better try to get my facts right.<<

You have plenty of company there. Smarter and better trained people then I can ever hope to be have been attempting to do the same for almost a century and the debate still goes on. The only really signifigent change in the picture was the discovery of the wreck which made a serious forensics analysis possible. We may not know everything exactly and never will, but at least we can eliminate what didn't happen from the picture.
 
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