How Far Deep Did the Titanic Sink?


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The Titanic sank 2.2 miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, which is equivalent to 3.75 kilometers, or 12,600 feet. The Titanic broke in half before it sank, eventually separating the bow and stern by 1,970 feet on the ocean floor.

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The Titanic sank around 2:20 a.m. on the morning of April 15, 2012. The ship struck an iceberg in the late hours of April 14, roughly two and a half hours before it sank. At the time of its sinking, the Titanic was about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The ship had more than 2,200 passengers and crew on board, and more than 1,500 of them died in the ship wreck.

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