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      11-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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The iceberg that sank the Titanic photo

Supposedly taken two days before the fateful Titanic sinking from another ship. The coordinates written on the photo closely match the location of the wreckage at the bottom of the Atlantic.
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      11-26-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Pretty cool.
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      11-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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i've seen a similar photo that alleged to have some red paint and/or debris on it from striking the ship.
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interesting....
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when i was a kid i was so fascinated with the titanic movie and all the artifcats.
sad, tradegic story to say the least.
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If that photo was taken in the location of the wreckage two days before the accident, wouldn't it have drifted out of that area by the time the Titanic came through?
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If that photo was taken in the location of the wreckage two days before the accident, wouldn't it have drifted out of that area by the time the Titanic came through?
Maybe James Cameron can answer this. He's a member here I think.
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If that photo was taken in the location of the wreckage two days before the accident, wouldn't it have drifted out of that area by the time the Titanic came through?
Ocean currents move very slowly (1-2mph max), so in an area the size of the Atlantic, it would likely be in close proximity of the impact (relatively speaking).
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Ocean currents move very slowly (1-2mph max), so in an area the size of the Atlantic, it would likely be in close proximity of the impact (relatively speaking).
Assuming 1 mph, after 2 days, it would be 48 miles away! Even if they had somewhat-accurate current forecasting equipment (doubtful), I'd find it hard to believe you'd could pinpoint the iceberg with any reasonable certainty.
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Assuming 1 mph, after 2 days, it would be 48 miles away! Even if they had somewhat-accurate current forecasting equipment (doubtful), I'd find it hard to believe you'd could pinpoint the iceberg with any reasonable certainty.
Regardless, some yahoo on the Titanic didn't. End of story.

In related news, the skipper of the Lusitania should have seen that coming too.
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Ocean currents are not linear in nature. They swirl and eddy, so its likely that the berg circled around the area for days. Its water after all.
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when i was a kid i was so fascinated with the titanic movie and all the artifcats.
sad, tradegic story to say the least.
Jesus that post makes me feel old. When I was a kid I was fascinated by Titanic not the Titanic movie !!!
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All i can see is rick from pawn stars offering someone, say $500 for the iceberg. I mean you could ask the world if it has some paint from the Titanic on it or something, some type of provenance....
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Jesus that post makes me feel old. When I was a kid I was fascinated by Titanic not the Titanic movie !!!
were you a survivor?
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If that photo was taken in the location of the wreckage two days before the accident, wouldn't it have drifted out of that area by the time the Titanic came through?
It could be another ship ahead of the Titanic took the photo prior to the incident.
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