National Geographic : 1986 Dec
Normally pointed toward the stern, the anchor 1 crane was skewed forward over the bow. Railings separate the forecastle, left, 2 from the well deck, upper right. Length: 882.5 feet. Maximum width: 92.5 feet. Distance from top of funnels to keel: 175 feet. Gross tonnage: 46,328. Displacement: 66,000 tons. Estimated top speed: 25 knots. Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland. gallery of photographs reveals details of damage suffered during and after Titanic's sinking. These pictures were culled from 53,500 taken during "flyovers" by the Woods Hole vehicle ANGUS (acoustically navigated geological underwater survey), an unmanned sled that was trolled 25 feet above Titanic by Atlantis II. Numbers next to the photographs correspond to the locations at which they were taken on the ship, as indicated on the blueprint diagram. Jagged lines crossing the top deck just forward of the third and fourth funnels show where the ship broke up as she descended. The forward section plowed into the ocean floor at high speed-30 miles an hour or more buckling plates on the hull and burying the bow in 50 feet of mud (painting,foldout overleaf). 6 Winches flank the base of the toppled forward mast.