Real-Time Empress Of Ireland Sinking

Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Since the Lusitania animation is done i thought i start working on the Next and "Final" one with the Empress.

This one will be very difficult as there is very little out there on the empress and the Lifeboat situation is even worse than the Lusitania. My hope is that if the Lusitania animation gets seen by a historian then maybe they could help.

Have some key time frames already figured out, i plan to have a short teaser for the 104th anniversary, the model is being built from scratch again by its creator so thats why im going to hold out for a final animation til then

Collision 1:56

2:01 Power is lost

2:09 Ship rolls over

2:10 Ship is lost
 
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Henry Sincic

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Good timeline so far.

The lifeboats that were launched were 1,3,5,9,11,13, and 15 (capsized). 1st Officer Jones said that he lowered 1,3, and 5, and was trying to prepare 7 but the ship turned over before he could lower it. Boat 1 is specifically mentioned as having been lowered when the water was 4 from the boat deck on the starboard side. 3rd Officer Moore, who perished, was seen lowering the boats aft on the starboard side. I think there has been mention in a few accounts of 2nd Officer Rogers and Chief Officer Steed lowering boats on the starboard side, as well, but I would have to check again to make sure.

As far as the port side goes, the boats mostly swung inward, a few of which toppling into the sea when the ship rolled onto her starboard beam (c. 2:09 a.m.)
 
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Henry Sincic

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I need to correct myself on something; The Chief Officer on the Empress was named Mansfield Steede and not "Steed" as I originally wrote. Similarly, I mentioned a "2nd Officer Rogers" in my initial posting, which was a mistake. The 2nd Officer of the Empress was named Roger Williams, so I guess I just mixed the first and last names around.
 
Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Sweet! BTW for the pre vis do people want sweeping camera angles like iv done before or a stationary one?
 
Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Okay its going to be a very basic animation for a test screening, what angle do you think the ship should reach before "lurching" over
 
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Henry Sincic

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Hmmm.... Well, the water should reach the starboard boat deck prior to the fatal capsize. Which suggests a very heavy angle. I'd say 45 degrees for now, but I'll look into it more when I get home.
 
Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Been collecting some interesting images of the wreck to help
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Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Found these on the wayback machine
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PRR5406

PRR5406

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Remarkably intact wreck, even after a hundred years. There had to be some massive failure in her design to be flooded out so rapidly. The side-scan images are amazing.
Thinking forward, in 2018, there'd be laws demanding the ship be raised within a year of the loss.
 
Itsstillthinking

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Here is a test of a idea i have for a Intro to the Animation. Its very early but i was just trying to show off the glamor of the old girl
here is also a animation i found and compiled together
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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Remarkably intact wreck, even after a hundred years. There had to be some massive failure in her design to be flooded out so rapidly. The side-scan images are amazing.
Thinking forward, in 2018, there'd be laws demanding the ship be raised within a year of the loss.
The failure was that the watertight doors were not properly closed as they were required to be when steaming in low visibility conditions in restricted waterways.
 
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