I have been a member of THS for 13 years, have a huge collection of everything TITANIC. Anyone that has done any research on TITANIC should know that the TITANIC weighed 66,000 tons, spanned 882 feet 9 inches and was 90 feet tall. These factors taken into consideration not to mention she also broke in two ( between the #3 and #4 funnels) she lies 2 1/2 miles down and has been at rest for 95 years!! All of these factors make it impossible to raise her. I think that Dr. Ballard( my idol) states it the best " you will never raise it, you will never do anything with it, but put a wreath on it, which is what we did. AMEN !! TITANIC is my passion and I am so excited to find this board.
Paula, you'd better add a more accurate book to your collection!
Titanic didn't weigh 66,000 tons. That's an ancient error that researcher Mark Chirnside has traced back to 1910.
Titanic actually was designed to weigh, or more correctly displace, 52,310 tons.
Titanic's designed deadweight was 13,550 tons. It is likely that in 1910 somebody added the designed displacement to the deadweight and called it 66,000 tons. However, the deadweight is already included in the displacement.
Thanks Dave for correcting my weight error!I have a great library and I think my books are quite reliable! Do YOU have a 1912 copy of the Sinking of the Titanic, or the 1915 edition? Sometime wrong facts stick in my head!
>>Do YOU have a 1912 copy of the Sinking of the Titanic, or the 1915 edition?<<
I think you'll do a lot better with primary sources as the "quickie books" of that time, even in revision, are notoriously inaccurate and little used among Titanic researchers except perhaps in a study of cultural reactions.
What? This is a waste of thread pace. I have had threads (on other forums) that have been lock with more meaning about Titanic than this thread had. I am going too sigh.
By the way,what were you actually talking about in you're link? Ps,there is nothing on you're link that mentions anything about the titanic,and I must add that you're thread heading suck me in so much lol.