Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# unsinkable
Watch this unsettling recreation of the Titanic sinking in real-time
Turns out it took a long, long time for it to happen.

THE TITANIC IS ONE of the most well-known tragedies of the 20th century but the time it took to sink after hitting an iceberg wasn’t as immediate as you might think.

Games company Four Funnels Entertainment made a real-time animation of how it sank. The entire video is two hours and forty minutes long so even if you fast forward it, it’s going to take a bit of time for you to watch it all.

The reason for the long length was down to the makers wanting it to be as historically accurate as possible.

Titanic sink Titanic Honor And Glory / YouTube Titanic Honor And Glory / YouTube / YouTube

Starting off with the moment it hit the iceberg, the video offers captions for every major moment that happened – for example, the first lifeboat that was launched could carry 65 people but only had 28 on board, and rescue didn’t arrive until an hour and 40 minutes after it sank – between then and the sinking.

While the actual sinking takes a long time, the final moments see it breaking up before finally sinking quickly with roughly 1,500 people still on board.

The recreation was part of a game called Titanic: Honor and Glory which Four Funnels Entertainment is working on.

Titanic Honor And Glory / YouTube

Read: This bendable sheet just happens to be a functioning camera >

Read: Watch a beer-drinking Mark Zuckerberg explain ‘’ >

Your Voice
Readers Comments