RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank on the morning of April 15, 1912. Testimony at hearings on both sides of the Atlantic included conflicting stories of the ship breaking in two or sinking whole. The discovery of the wreck in 1985 confirmed that the ship did break near the surface. Recent evidence and analysis indicates that the initial point of hull failure was at or near the double bottom and the ship effectively broke bottom up.
The Breakup of Titanic: A Progress Report From the Marine Forensics Panel (SD-7)
Mengot, Roy F. , and Richard T. Woytowich. "The Breakup of Titanic: A Progress Report From the Marine Forensics Panel (SD-7)." Mar Technol SNAME N 47 (2010): 37–46. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/mtsn.2010.47.1.37
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