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The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank

New images show how the exact break-up of the Titanic might now be understood – and whether the ship had a fatal design flaw.
Mar 9th 2012, 4:52 PM 16,803 25

AN EXPEDITION TEAM which scanned the floor of the ocean where the Titanic sunk in 1912 have discovered more information about how the ship sunk to the bottom.

A series of photographs stitched together on a computer have provided a detailed photo mosaic of the debris left by the ship – and of the marks left on the ocean floor by the landing parts of the liner.

An article from Associated Press yesterday explained how the photos showed that “the stern rotated like a helicopter blade as the ship sank, rather than plunging down”. This is the first time that the extensive Titanic sinking site has been fully mapped and researchers hope it means that they will discover if there was a major flaw in its design by uncovering how exactly it broke apart and descended to the ocean floor.

We have obtained these photographs from AP today which map the site:

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