- May 24, 2020
Wish they could attach a spade to their submersible and dig around the starboard bow. Might see her original coat of paint under the sand. They could also dig around the starboard propeller and see if the third blade is there.
it was in discovery of the titanic .jack grim thought it was a blade .but it turned out to be a rockIt would be fascinating to get a better look at the large blade that was found on the sea floor a few miles away from the wreck.
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The original survey teams thought the current was strong enough to push the Titanic 4 miles away from her SOS position, and they searched inside this circle. They found a large blade but they could not find the wreck.
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The wreck was found just outside the circle and was around 3 miles E.N.E. of the large blade, which could mean the currents were far more powerful than they realized. The bodies and lifeboats were carried away in that direction and the debris field on the seafloor is also scattered across a great distance in the same direction.
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It would be interesting if the blade could one day be recovered. I believe it struck the ice and fell during the collision or was thrown off soon after by the rapid stopping of the engines. The blue circle is where the blade was found, and the red dot is where the wreck was found. The lighter debris was scattered further in the same direction.
Chart from 1981.
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