Starboard Hull Survey

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00:00 - This video begins on the starboard side of the bow near the break. The submersible begins a slow track down the hull towards aft.

03:52 - The submersible moves away from the hull as it nears the aft end of the bow.

04:43 - Portholes are visible below sediment built up on an upturned portion of the broken hull.

06:14 - The submersible turns back to face forward and starts moving back up its track down the hull.

07:10 - Double portholes are visible, marking the location of the D-Deck Dining Saloon.

08:40 - The submersible continues moving forward as it ascends past B-Deck.

13:24 - The starboard aft corner of the forecastle comes into view.

16:28 - The submersible drops to the E-Deck level below the forecastle and begins moving aft.

16:52 - The hull bends outwards forward of the starboard side hull breach.

25:44 - The submersible finishes its track down the starboard hull and turns back to return to the forecastle.

29:44 - The camera tilts down to view the port aft corner of the forecastle.

29:54 - The base of and aft facing ventilator sits between two falling rigging lines.

30:04 - The port end of the breakwater.

30:15 - A skylight which sat over the crew's galley is visible for a brief moment before the submersible turns away.

Starboard Hull Survey Part 2

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00:00 - This clip begins with the submersible off the starboard side of the bow near the forecastle.

00:41 - On a section of upright handrail, one of the 5 horizontal bars is missing, while the one directly above it has been broken and now hangs out over the side of the ship.

02:07 - A hole in the plating is seen just aft of the forecastle. This hole served as a drain for the forward well deck that allowed water to run off in heavy seas or rain.

03:13 - The hull plating below the well deck has fractured vertically forward of and above the starboard blowout.

03:49 - Near the top of the frame, another drain for the forward well deck is visible.

04:16 - A hull plate has folded outward above the hull breach.

10:00 - The D-Deck Gangway Doors are visible near the bottom of the frame.

13:53 - The hull bends downward at the start of the break.

14:58 - At the top edge of the break, the base of the overhang at the A-Deck level is visible over the deteriorated frames of B-Deck windows.

15:46 - The submersible turns to face forward and begins moving back towards the forward end of the bow.

16:17 - The base of the aft davit at the #7 lifeboat station sits on the collapsed boat deck. The davit arm is missing, but the base indicates it was in the cranked out position.

16:27 - A large hole is visible in the Boat Deck.

17:26 - The iconic davit at the #1 lifeboat station still stands in the cranked in postion.

19:37 - The submersible turns back to face the wreck. Though it's distant, the forward starboard corner of the superstructure from the Boat Deck to B-Deck is visible.

21:18 - The starboard hull breach is visible in the distance.

22:12 - The submersible turns in to face the hull straight on and begins another pass down the length of the starboard bow.

31:26 - The video ends and rewinds - the remainder of this video is a frozen frame.

Prow Survey/No. 1 Hatch Cover

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01:30 - MIR-1 descends over the No. 1 hatch cover

03:03 - A piece of what seems to be canvas or leather debris sits pinned to the seafloor by the hatch cover. This may be some form of passenger luggage or cargo.

06:38 - The submersible passes over a patch of brittle sea stars as it approaches the bow

09:59 - A patchwork of submersible tracks is dug into the sea floor ahead of the bow.

12:14 - The stem of the bow comes into view.

12:58 - The cable stay which connected a rigging line from the prow to the tip of the foremast hangs down with rusticle growth extending off its end in an L shape.

15:55 - The starboard anchor is faintly visible through the murky water. The submersible moves in closer for an inspection

18:40 The bottom of the anchor is covered in massive rusticle formations that reach all the way to the sea floor below. The areas surrounding the anchor are littered with the fallen remains of rusticles that have been detached by currents.

19:17 - An anemone has found refuge on the point of the anchor.

19:59 - A close up view of a C-Deck porthole shows a curtain of rusticles covering the glass.

20:26 - As the submersible rises over the starboard rail, we can see a large number of raised bumps forming on the rails surface. These are quite similar to the bumps that are known to cause secondary growths on matured rusticles, but the relative lack of rusticles seems to indicate these may be budding primary growths. Given footage from more recent expeditions hasn't shown much new growth from these, its possible that the littering of broken rusticles on the sea bed indicate that these growths reach a certain size before the rail is no longer able to support their weight, and they fall.

25:28 - When viewed from above, the starboard rail visibly bends outward near the anchor crane.

25:34 - The rail has broken slightly aft of the outward bend. The bars from the broken section are still attached to the portion further aft, and they can be seen hanging nearly straight down. The section they're attached to is bent outward nearly 90 degrees, and is separated from an upright portion further aft.

30:14 - In the starboard aft corner of the forecastle, the rail has been smashed downward and out, and a section of steam pipe from the #1 funnel has lodged itself into the bars.

Port Side Anchor/Debris Field

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00:00 - This video begins with the submersible near the port side bridge wing moving forward towards the forward well deck.

00:54 - The submersible reaches the well deck. The guardrail at the edge of this deck has fallen away at the aft port corner of the well deck. Also evident around this timestamp is the dramatic bend in the foremost portions of the bow caused by its impact with the sea floor. This can be observed by noting the angle of the deck compared to the angle of the bulwark that forms the forward wall of the C-Deck staterooms at the aft end of the well deck. This is most easily observed by noting these angles as they appear from 00:22 to 00:54

01:14 - A section of the guardrail on the edge of the forward well deck hangs over the edge of the ship. A hole that allowed seawater and rain to drain off the deck is visible at the base of this segment.

02:02 - A length of rigging line is stretched across the well deck. This line was attached to the foremast, and after the mast collapsed it went slack, allowing it to fall to the deck.

02:10 - An open doorway is seen on the aft bulwark of the forecastle. This door leads to a staircase that runs down to an open space just aft of the firemen's bunks.

02:15 - The aft bulwark of the forecastle has visibly deteriorated here, with a large hole opening up behind the door that once covered the open doorway to the stairwell previously mentioned. The door has been blown off its hinges, likely during the impact with the bottom.

02:23 - A section of the aft rail on the forecastle has fallen forward and now lies flat on the deck. When the ship was discovered, this section of rail was upright.

02:33 - A skylight which sits over the crew's galley on C-Deck.

03:00 - A pair of mooring bitt's remain fairly intact near the port rail of the forecastle. At the right side of the frame, the breakwater can also be seen in fairly good condition.

06:35 - The submersible begins a descent to the sea floor.

08:23 - The submersible reaches the sea floor.

09:15 - A large pile of sediment surrounds the foremost portions of Titanic's bow, further evidence of the force of the impact with the sea floor. This pile buries the bow almost all the way to the bottom of the anchors, and hides around 70 feet of the stem of the bow.

11:09 - A length of chain tangled with nylon rope is seen on the sea floor near the port side of the bow. This chain is not from Titanic, but rather modern debris from a lift bag used in the salvage of heavy artifacts from the wreck site.

11:54 - The mound of sediment rises to meet the port side of the wreck. The mudline is littered with fragments of detached rusticles.

12:12 - The mudline meets the hull at its highest point on the port side of the wreck, at least in this location. This is noteworthy, as on the starboard side of the wreck, the mudline peaks with a 1-2 foot gap between the highest point on the rise and where sediment meets the hull.

14:08 - An IPSCO BART test platform is spotted.

14:20 - A large silt up occurs, obscuring the camera's view.

15:38 - The submersible exits the silt cloud.

16:21 - The camera cuts while the crew waits for the silt cloud to clear.

17:09 - The ISPCO BART platform is spotted a second time. The submersible closes the distance between it and the platform and stops so Lori Johnston can inspect it.

19:52 - The submersible moves away from the platform

21:27 - A section of railing from the forecastle has fallen and now lies flat in the mud below the bow. A rigging line caught in the rail runs vertically back up to the bow. Nearby, another rigging line hangs down but does not touch the sea floor. This was likely once connected to the line caught in the railing segment, but was broken when the rail fell.

23:06 - The port side anchor is spotted below the submersible, which turns and starts descending to inspect it.

Boat Deck/Officers Quarters

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00:00 - This video begins with a view of the Officer's Quarter's and the iconic bathtub belonging to Captain E.J. Smith. The Captain's sitting room and bedroom have been completely destroyed, with only the outline of their floorboards remaining under the tattered remnants of the roof.

01:50 - A small hole is visible in the Boat Deck outside the Officer's Quarters

02:45 - A series of window frames are visible in the debris pile on the deck, along with the decayed remains of the collapsed bulwark from Captain Smith's cabin.

03:19 - MIR-1 is seen shining its lights into the A-Deck promenade.

03:51 - The teak gunwale edge is visible under the sediment on the Boat Deck.

04:12 - The interior of the Officer's Quarters Deckhouse is visible through a large hole that has opened up near the ceiling just forward of the doorway which leads into the interior. Through the hole, it's evident that the walls in the corridor have completely deteriorated.

04:19 - Another view of the Captain's tub shows the plumbing and tap handles on the aft wall.

04:49 - The roof of the deckhouse is visibly sagging aft of the Captain's bathroom. The beams supporting it have begun to bend outward.

05:15 - MIR-2 moves in close to observe the interior of the Captain's bathroom.

05:17 - A hit from behind knocks MIR-2 forward, the submersible collides with the officer's quarters deckhouse.

05:26 - As MIR-2 reverse off of the wreck, the twisted beams of the collapsed outer bulwark of the officers quarters are seen below. These beams fell when the outer bulwark collapsed, but the bulwark has since detached.

05:41 - The aft wall of the bathroom is seen clearly behind the tub. The outer bulwark is still standing just aft of the tub, and can be seen peeling away from the frames, which still stand vertically.

05:55 - The fallen bulwark is seen face down on the deck, a handle used to open a window is seen sticking up vertically from the inboard side of the window frame.

06:21 - MIR-2 stops to observe the handle. The camera zooms in for a close up view.

08:34 - The hole previously seen in the Boat Deck is seen again, closer this time.

08:52 - MIR-2 passes over the expansion joint.

09:17 - A winch which would have been used to pull lifeboats back up sits tucked in the corner of the first class entrance and officers quarters. The bulwark of the First Class Entrance has deteriorated to the extent that the pneumatic tubes which run from the Pursers Office on C-Deck to the Marconi Room just forward of the Grand Staircase are visible inside. Just outside the First Class Entrance, the Boat Deck collapses onto A-Deck, and a large hole in the deck can be seen in the collapsed area.

10:20 - A tangle of rope lies on the deck wrapped around the base of the aft davit at the #7 lifeboat station.

10:33 - A ladder to the roof over the First Class Entrance is still attached to the wind guard which protected the door from the wind caused by the forward motion of the ship.

11:00 - Large portions of the First Class Entrance's starboard bulwark have completely deteriorated.

11:25 - MIR-1 can be seen again, having now ascended to the boat deck level. MIR-1 turns in to inspect the open windows in the Officer's Quarters.

11:42 - MIR-1 reverse to prevent a collision with the deckhouse.

12:29 - The combined lights of MIR-1 and MIR-2 light a large portion of the wreck on both the Boat Deck and A-Deck, allowing for an unusually wide view with reasonable amounts of detail visible.

13:18 - From this wide view, the collapse of the Boat Deck is much easier to see.

14:14 - Through a large hole in the boat deck, the windows of the A-Deck promenade are visible beneath a set of collapsed supports which once held up the Boat Deck.

16:16 - The B-Deck gangway doors are faintly visible below MIR-2.

17:15 - MIR-2 crosses the threshold of the First Class Entrance into the Grand Staircase.

18:17 - The fallen aft davit for Lifeboat #8 lies on the deck.

18:30 - The forward facing ventilator sitting aft of the Grand Staircase is briefly backlit by MIR-1's lights.

19:39 - As MIR-1 prepares to make the transit to the stern, the camera provides a downward facing view of the Grand Staircase.

20:15 - MIR-2 is seen inspecting the #7 lifeboat station.

25:38 - MIR-1 reaches the stern.

26:07 - A section of hull plating hangs lies flayed out over the sea floor. This piece would have been attached below the poop deck, the handrail at its edge providing a barrier between third class passengers and the ocean.

27:01 - The poop deck has folded over onto itself, the supports which once held it up are now sitting on top of it, weighing it down.

27:24: A set of mooring bitts sit pinched between the folded section of the poop deck and the portion which support them.

28:38 - The ever mysterious "mystery boxes" remain where they were first spotted on the poop deck. Over the years, these 3 crate shaped objects have been a source of intrigue and curiosity. After much deliberation, they have never been identified.