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Dave Hudson

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Why is the Britannic so much more intact today than the Lusitania? The Lusitania was essentially a criser, and should have been the more stable one of the two. Both ships sank around the same time and under similar circumstances. Both lie on their sides and are in relativly the same depth. The only real differance is that the Britannic is remarkably sound, while the Lusitania is less recognizable than Titanic's stern. Why didn't Britannic's super structure crumble away like her Cunard rival's?
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A similar discussion was held before, the archive (technical/salvage) details it:

'Comparative structural integrity of Britannic, Titanic and Lusitania'
 
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FWIW, I don't think the anti-submarine excersises conducted there...with live ordnance no less...was especially helpful to the Lucy. Were it not for that, the hull might be in better shape.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 
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