Submersible access to the Squash Court?

TimTurner

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One of the most interesting places on the wreck, I feel, is the Squash Court. Due to its placement and design, the court may have been very well protected from the flooding and may have been free from water for some time during the sinking.

There's a Light and Air shaft coming down dircetly into the squash court from above. I can imagine water from the forward well deck cascading down in a giant waterfall from above.

Now, on the diagrams and in pictures , it's very difficult to find a consistent and reliable depection. The Bruce Beveridge blueprints show the Light and Air shaft only going up to the 3rd Class open area on D deck, but it would be only sensible to believe that it would go all the way to the forward well deck on C.

Does anyone know about the upper opening of this Light and Air shaft. Was it flush with C deck, or did it have a trunk? Was it open or covered by a grating?
 

TimTurner

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Also, regarding the title of this thread - it would in theory be possible to send a submersible drone down the shaft and into the squash court , provided there was no grate covering the opening, and the clearances were ok.
 

Jane Smith

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I’m pretty sure someone could send a ROV down the entrance on D Deck that way, if it isn’t blocked by debris