Sunday, April 09, 2006


Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces A top-secret expedition by The History Channel to the Titanic wreck site, conducted in August 2005, produced never-before-seen footage that could completely rewrite the final moments of the world’s most famous sunken vessel. Using high-definition photographic equipment, an internationally acknowledged team of experts has located brand-new information that maritime historian Simon Mills has termed "...possibly the most significant pieces of evidence since the wreck was located in 1985." In August 2005, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, hosts of , led an expedition to the wreck of . Diving two and a half miles down in Russian submersibles, they searched outside the known debris field for new evidence. On their final dive they made an extraordinary find: two large intact sections of the bottom hull of the Titanic in pristine condition with the red bottom paint still on them. For four months, a team of historians, marine architects, and engineers has been conducting a forensic analysis of this find. All agree that it's the most significant new discovery since the wreck was located in 1985. Analysis is ongoing, but preliminary indications are that these bottom sections will change our understanding of how the ship broke apart, and rewrite the story of the .


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