- Sep 6, 2017
Very interesting sinking process was described by Joseph Scarrott:I think I’ve asked this question in another thread, but is it possible that the ship was “vertical” before the breakup? At certain points of view, the 20-25° angle of the ship would have looked very extreme, and then exaggeration is added during the re-telling of the story. Then to some, the lights go out, and the stern settled further down into the water, missing the break. This would make 25° be the greatest slope the ship ever experienced on the surface. The keel separates completely when the stern is in a horizontal configuration, and it rolls over and sinks with a point of rotation at the poop deck.
"She went slowly down. bow first with a slight list to starboard until the water reached the bridge, then she went quicker. When the third funnel had nearly disappeared I heard four explosions, which I took to be the bursting of the boilers. The ship was right up on end then. Suddently she broke in two between the third and fourth funnel. The after part of the ship came down on the water in its normal position and seemed as if it was going to remain afloat, but it only remained a minute or two then it sank. The lights were burning right up until she broke in two."
Most survivors stories agree with each other. They saw a ship, sinking at an angle of about 60 degress, with all lights still on. Only after the lights went out, survivors stories split into 2 groups.
1 - Titanic sank as Cameron's movie shows it.
2 - Titanic sank as Night to remember shows it.