A free animation of the sinking of the Titanic is available on TheGlobeandMail.com. This site hosts an animated reconstruction of the boat sinking accompanied by narration. It also features a detailed map of the wreckage created by combining over 130,000 images that were taken by unmanned submarines in 2010.
Both the animation and map suggest that the bow of the boat glided into the ocean nose-first and sank to the bottom.
The Titanic was the largest moving object made by man before 1912. It was as tall as an 11-story building with a length of nearly four city blocks. The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank four days into its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. It is one of history’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters with over 1,500 lives lost. Almost all passengers who fell or jumped into the icy waters of the Atlantic died from hypothermia within minutes.