When the Titanic settled low in the water and her port side plates settled down more than 100 feet below the surface, would the water pressure at that depth push against the hull and burst open her plates? When I try to push a water basin down into a bath full of water the water basin will resist and the pressure fights back and pushes upwards. Does anyone know what kind of resistance there was within the compartments that were destroyed when she broke apart as they possibly resisted and were being pulled down against their will? When a plastic bottle is pulled down just 30 feet it is squashed flat by the pressure. What would happen to the Titanic's hull (primarily in the region where she broke) when it sank down more than 100 feet in that icy region of the Atlantic? Did the pressure squeeze against her hull plates and breach the port side compartments where she broke apart? At what depth would the hull buckle open by the pressure? A number of survivors said they were blown into the air and thrown into the sea by a terrific explosion. Did the something inside react to the pressures and burst out and break the ship apart? It appears a large section of hull plating has been torn completely off. Is it possible that when the ship settled low in the water there was a reaction to the water pressures at that depth which stripped off the hull like paper? .