I believe the Titanic may have struck the spur of the iceberg as a number of survivors felt her listing over to port during the collision and immediately after, and they felt the ice scraping underneath and survivors like Mr. Woolner said he could feel the ice passing underneath the smoking room and Mr. Ray said the collision felt like a movement that shunted him backward and forward as the ship's bottom slid over the ice, and this motion possibly slowed down the ship rapidly as a number of survivors said they went on deck and saw the iceberg they noticed the ship was almost stopped dead in the water, and QM Olliver believed the force of the impact against her bottom may have rapidly slowed down the forward momentum of the ship. After the collision a number of survivors went on deck to see what had happened and they saw a long spur of the iceberg jutting out a long distance like parallel ribs poking just above the surface. e.g. Mr. Hyman "I heard some of the sailors talking and heard them say that the ship had struck a spur of the iceberg that jutted out a long distance, and had slid upon it, hurting her keel." Marian Thayer "I saw what looked like a number of long, black ribs, apparently floating nearly level with the surface of the water, parallel with each other, and the side of the ship, but separated from each other by two or three feet of water, the nearest one being probably twenty feet from the ship, and they extended from near the bow to about amidship. I saw no high iceberg at the time." Boxhall "I fancied seeing this long-lying growler." "It looked to me as if it was very, very low." "Just a small black mass not rising very high out of the water." "Very, very low lying.......Very, very low in the water." Captain Moore of the Mount Temple believed the Titanic may have struck a long spur: "In some cases you may get close to them; in others they have long spurs running underneath the water. In daytime in clear water you can see the spurs, because they show quite green under the water. Of course, my orders to my officers are to give them a wide berth; not take any chances whatever." "My theory would be that she was going along and touched one of those large spurs from an iceberg. There are spurs projecting out beneath the water, and they are very sharp and pointed. They are like a jagged rock. My idea is that she struck one of those on her bilge, and that she ran along that, and that opened up her plates, the lining of her plates, and the water came in."