Some of us have probably seen James Cameron’s Titanic more than once, but not many of us have seen the actual Titanic and what its current state looks like. For the first time in nearly 15 years, there is now new images and footage of the current of the Titanic.
Voyaging from Southampton to New York City in 1912, the RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank due to hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
Atlantic Productions tweeted: “Atlantic Productions are pleased to announce they have recorded the first ever 4K images of RMS Titanic for a new Documentary. The images reveal the state of the wreck on the first manned dive for 14 years. #titanic”
Atlantic Productions are pleased to announce they have recorded the first ever 4K images of RMS Titanic for a new Documentary. The images reveal the state of the wreck on the first manned dive for 14 years. #titanic pic.twitter.com/oxuEugs2N6
— Atlantic Productions (@AtlanticProds) August 21, 2019
The ship carried an estimated number of 2,224 passengers and over 1,500 were lost to the sinking of the ship. The RMS Titanic was apparently the largest ship during its time and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast and the chief naval architect of the shipyard at the time Thomas Andrews died in the wreck.
Watch the video below to see other images of the deterioration of the once-mighty ship:
“Titanic is returning to nature,” ship historian Parks Stephenson spoke to the BBC.
“That whole deckhouse on that side is collapsing, taking with it the state rooms,” he told the British outlet as part of examining the deterioration of the wreck site. “And that deterioration is going to continue advancing,” he added.
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