Sinking angle/funnels falling

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Its interesting to look at the updated H&G animation (which shows the break up briefly) and i think i calculated they put that it took around 7.5-8 seconds for the ship to break and settle, im putting it at around 7 due to the stern not settling all the way back. The 2012 animation also shows a fairly gradual drop, animating a redo of it now
 

Kyle Naber

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Here's some insight on the nature in which the funnels fell from TH&G:

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There was also the remark that there’s some “solid evidence” that the third funnel fell forward and the fourth fell aft. Is there any evidence that supports this?
 
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Dunno about the 3rd funnel but I remember what I believe to be Frank Prentice, or Bright. It was someone on the poop deck who said that the 4th funnel seemed to "cant towards" them. I don't have my notes in front of me so I can't look it up. I'll edit again in the morning after a fresh nights sleep and access to my workstation.
 
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Dunno about the 3rd funnel but I remember what I believe to be Frank Prentice, or Bright. It was someone on the poop deck who said that the 4th funnel seemed to "cant towards" them.
Charles Joughin perhaps ?
It was none of them. That statement came directly from Dillon in his testimony at the British Inquiry.

3860. Did you notice anything about the funnel? - Not then.
3861. Did you afterwards notice something about the funnel? - Yes.
3862. What? - When she went down.
3863. Was that after you had left the ship? - Before I left the ship.
3864. What did you notice? - Well, the funnel seemed to cant up towards me.
3865. It seemed to fall aft? - Yes; it seemed to fall up this way.
3866. Was that the aftermost funnel? - Yes.