NY Times article (1997): "Toppling Theories, Scientists Find 6 Slits, Not Big Gash, Sank Titanic"


chrismireya

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I was searching for an article explaining how scientists determined that smaller "slits" -- and not a long gash -- doomed Titanic. This one from April 1997 is very interesting!
 

Jim Currie

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Hi Chris!

It is very easy for anyone trained in ship construction methods of the era to imagine what might have happened during the 6 or so seconds that the ship side was in contact with the ice. The method of construction and the texture of the ice points very firmly to distortion and selective rivet -head failure in t e way of the contact.
 
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