First off, greetings everyone. Now that I've finished my introduction on another thread, I'd like to pose my first question. Here goes. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Titanic was capable of opening hatches or something of the sort near her stern. I believe it said they were located near the keel, though I could be wrong. If this is true would it have allowed the ship to sink on an even keel? If so, how much time do you think this would have bought for the passengers? I know this is a highly hypothetical question but I would think many questions about the Titanic do fall under the 'what-if' category.