You are quite right.
Thanks for setting me straight on this.
It seems that more recent findings have shown that so many 'water tight'
compartments were split open by the berg that nothing could have saved her
This is quite different from what was believed to have been the case
previously (like in the 1930s and 40s) when there was much speculation about
At 02:50 PM 4/3/2012 +0100, John Briggs wrote:
>On 03/04/2012 14:28, Orion wrote:
>> As it happened several forward sections were affected by the hitting of the
>> ice berg, but not enough of them to result in the sinking of the ship, but
>> enough to lower the bow sufficiently to cause the overflowing of the
>> bulkhead of the aftermost of them (the affected ones) and to fill the next
>> section (an unaffected one - one that did not leak by virtue of having been
>> damaged by the berg) thereby lowering the bow even further and thus the
>> process continued until enough sections (good and bad) were flooded to
>> result in the sinking.
>No, that's just saying that enough of the watertight compartments *were*
>What would have prevented the sinking would have been steering to hit
>the iceberg head-on, rather than with a glancing blow.
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