Looks about right for a night of freezing terror in a the currents of the St. Lawrence.
My recollection is, she immediately rolled onto her side and steadily went down by the head. It was fast and dark, and the sterndidn't rise, so much as make a final gush of air. Like the others, her bow hit bottom first, but it wasn't a long struggle.
Here is a quick Preview (Note: Nothing is done and im still learning) There is a full 14 min version but i dont think its good enough to show. I my self am not a fan of the port holes and wish i could find out out how H&G achieved the effect in their videos
Great precursor! may I suggest, although I will be first to admit I may be historically inaccurate: Shouldn't the "Empress" heal over much faster, and more dramatically? My recollection is, she took a violent list of, like, 15 degrees, immediately. I suggest the footsteps should be a bit more "panicky". I happen to like the flickering port hole lights. I'd expect to see the "Storstad" in the distance, at least fading into the foggy darkness. The dramatic loss of lighting is very chilling. Of course, we'll have to get out our 1914 night vision goggles to watch the rest of the disaster take place.
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Very unscientific opinion, but I'd go with 2:09. There was a lot of air escaping from the ship, and I'd like to believe the vessel gave them three minutes more time. I know it sounds dumb, but three minute is nothing in such a situation. Who could believe an ocean liner disappearing in 14 minutes? It seems impossible.
I am making a 3D model of the Empress of Ireland and i can't seem to find any blueprints. I am making still images and an animation. I'm also in a debate with myself about the livery she had the night of the sinking.
Whatever the timing is, it's all too short in the darkness, with sloping passageways, sliding furniture, and cold water bubbling up in feet-per-minute increments.
Regarding "Estonia", the difference is the modern construction and leaking around bulkheads, rather than free-flowing. A much longer sinking, but somewhat similar in disasterous proportions would be the "Sewol" ferry in S. Korea.