- Dec 13, 2007
The bow of the wreck is pointing towards the north, but how did it get like this? The Titanic was heading west, she must have gone towards the south to try to avoid the berg, the order was 'hard a starboard', then the engines were reversed. Reversing the engines would nullify the rudder, that is maybe why she only managed a 2 point turn to port before hitting the berg. It is said that the Titanic was moved afterwards, forward, back, and forward again, before coming to a halt, this would mean that she was more or less back on to her westerly heading. She now starts sinking by the head and efforts are made to get folk off. When she is upending, all sorts of heavy and loose items are heading towards the bows of the ship, and then she starts to break in two. The bow section is tearing itself away from the stern but is held back by a large piece of keel still connected to the stern, with all of the weight hurtling forward, the bow section twists itself underwater and finally breaks free from the stern. Due to this twisting movement in trying to free itself from the stern, the bow section is now pointing towards the north, and it planes down to the bottom of the atlantic where it now rests, still pointing towards the north. If this is what happened, then how could the mystery ship that was seen off the port bow be the Californian, she was to the north, not the southwest.