The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most infamous disasters in maritime history.
After being adapted into books, film, music, and art, the infamous shipwreck has now been remade via 3D technology.
A current scan of what the ship looks like now has the potential to answer some of the most sought-after questions about its sinking, offering an accurate and detailed view of what the ship looks like in 2023 without being drenched at the bottom of the ocean.
Titanic Analyst, Parks Stephenson said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 that the images could provide new forensic evidence that could prompt a rewrite of how the sinking unfolded.
“I’ve seen enough in my years of studying the Titanic that I am suspicious of the narrative that we’ve become accustomed to over the past century,” Stephenson said.
“There is still much to learn from the wreck, which is essentially the last surviving eyewitness to the disaster,” he added. “She has stories to tell.”
There are questions being raised about whether or not the Titanic actually hit an iceberg, as widely assumed.
“I’m seeing a growing amount of evidence in recent years that suggests Titanic actually grounded, ran over a submerged shelf of the iceberg, which was the first scenario proposed back in April 1912,” he said.
The scan was conducted by Magellan Ltd in the European Summer of 2022, and a documentary is currently being produced about the discovery.
In April 1912, more than 1,500 passengers died when the ship, which was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew, sank. This number includes Captain Edward Smith, who went down with the ship. The Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time, and was billed as being unsinkable.