100 years later: Explore the Titanic

100 years later: Explore the Titanic

Credit: Expedition Titanic

100 years later: Explore the Titanic

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by Jordan Gray

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 16 at 7:40 AM

In the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, on her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. The shipwreck led to the deaths of 1,514 passengers and crew and catapulted the ship into legend as one of the deadliest maritime disasters in peacetime.

Exactly 100 years to date later, fascination with the Titanic, her passengers, her builders and her wreckage has only increased. Films, plays, books and music memorialize her descent around 2 1/2 miles below the surface of the frigid ocean waters.

In 2010, RMS Titanic Inc., the official salvager of the Titanic, teamed up with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Waitt Institution and other experts to create the the most detailed portrait of Titanic's wreckage to date.

Expedition Titanic's work to create a unique photomosaic gives you the chance to dive down to the wreck and see parts of the ship that only a small group of people have had the chance to experience since the wreckage was discovered in 1985.

You can visit the stern section of the boat, the area known as Hell's Kitchen with rows of still-intact china, the famous bow and several other sections of the wreck site. You can also learn about the bacteria colonies that are slowly corroding the famous ship.

For more on what Expedition Titanic uncovered and for your own virtual tour of the wreck, you can click here.

 

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