Titanic – they said it’s unsinkable. Without realizing, it is now approaching the 100th anniversary since its legendary sinking incident on April 15th, 1912 in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. A team of scientists, engineers, archaeologists and imaging experts have come together to answer one of the most haunting questions surrounding the legendary disaster – How did the “unsinkable” ship, sink?
Thanks to HISTORY channel, TITANIC: MYSTERY SOLVED will be premiering on Sunday, April 15th at 8-10pm (Astro Channel 555), to document the most recent mission of unveiling astonishing pieces of never-before-seen wreckage and presenting the unexpected findings and answers to the public. Just think about it, the technology that we have today compared to those in the 20th century alone is enough to make one shiver in excitement while waiting for the mystery to be unveiled.
This undertaking, which took place recently in 2010, revealed unprecedented new discoveries and the first comprehensive map of Titanic’s watery grave – the entire 15 square mile patch of ocean floor where Titanic came to rest – helping to solve the puzzle of what went wrong and who or what was responsible. TITANIC: MYSTERY SOLVED will reveal for the first time the complete picture of the breakup and sinking by use of a virtual hangar. No other anniversary show has the exclusive story of this unique expedition and its startling revelations.
I have to say, the popularity and awareness of the story of Titanic is partly thanks to James Cameron, for directing one of the most famous movies of the century. Back then, it was the movie that people watched over and over again, crying every single time while they did. It was after watching this movie that more people began to understand the story behind the “unsinkable” ship, and even more began to question this tragedy to discover the truth. What really happened on April 14/15, 1912?
This 2-hour special documents this extensive mission, captures the high-tech mapmaking process, unveils astonishing pieces of never-before-seen wreckage and presents the expedition’s unexpected findings. CGI will illustrate what happened structurally to the ship -minute by minute – after the collision with the iceberg.
Some facts about the 1st (and only) Voyage:
- Departure: Southampton, England on April 10, 1912
- Projected arrival: New York City on April 17, 1912
- On board: 2,200 passengers and crew
- Lifeboats: 1,178
- Titanic was cruising at 22 knots when it hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912 at 11.40pm
- The iceberg cut a hole into the hull between 220 to 245 feet long
- Water rushed in at an estimated 7 tons/second.
- Titanic sank in less than 3 hours.
- Titanic’s final resting place: 350 miles southeast of Newfoundland, Canada, 2.3 miles below the ocean’s surface
- Passenger Survival Rate:
- 1st Class – 60%
- 2nd Class – 42%
- 3rd Class – 25%
- Crew – Less than 25%
For more information on Titanic Mystery Solved, visit http://titanic.historyasia.com/
Titanic: Mystery Solved premiers on Sunday, April 15th at 8-10pm (Astro Ch 555)
Repeat airings on HISTORY channel (Astro Ch 555):
16 April (Mon): 1am, 9am, 8pm | 17 April (Tues): 2pm, 11pm | 18 April (Wed): 7pm |
20 April (Fri): 10pm | 21 April (Sat): 2pm | 23 April (Mon): 2pm | 28 April (Sat): 7pm |
29 April (Sun): 3am, 10am
Titanic: Mystery Solved trailer