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A Final Bow
Photograph by the Institute for Exploration and the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

This view from the forecastle's portside railing fades to black along Titanic's bow, the most intact section of the wreck. As the ship sank, the bow section broke away from the stern and plunged to the bottom, settling in the mud some 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) below the surface. The stern, which sank while filled with air, was mangled when the pressure differential caused it to implode. Some 2,200 passengers and crew had originally boarded the ship; only about 700 survived the disaster.



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