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The Titanic: 100 Years Later

A look back at one of the biggest moments in steamship history, including how Scientific American covered it

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How did Titanic really break up?

Hello, everyone!I'm a member of the Marine Forensics Committee, and author or co-author of three peer-reviewed papers on the “Titanic”. My most recent paper, “The Breakup Of Titanic – A Re-Examination of Survivor Accounts”, was presented at the First International Marine Forensics Symposium on April 4.Working with Roy Mengot (with whom I co-authored one paper), I've been gathering evidence to support a reconstruction of the breakup of the “Titanic” that differs somewhat from the one you may have seen in movies or in other publications...

April 9, 2012 — Richard Woytowich
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