Most likely, in the world there is not one person who has not heard of “Titanic”. And not just because it was a major disaster – it’s all in the eponymous film by James Cameron, who always made the Titanic the most famous shipwreck of all. But from the moment of the ship with the iceberg has been more than a century, so why is the legendary liner is still not brought to the surface? Well, try to understand.
The largest in the world, at the time of construction, passenger liner Titanic sank in the Atlantic ocean due to the collision with an iceberg, April 15th 1912. On the way from Southampton to new York. On Board were more than 2,200 people, including crew. To escape managed about 700 passengers. Many of the remaining on the ship were rich people, so their relatives immediately began talking about the need to raise the Titanic from the bottom.
But despite the sufficient amount of money to perform this operation. And it wasn’t just the technical possibilities, which of course, in the early 20th century was very different from the present. The exact coordinates of the sinking of the Titanic was unknown, as the ship sank in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean. And even with a length of 269 meters, to find it was not easy. In addition, during prolonged immersion, the ship drifted, and although the radio gave the exact coordinates, he could move in any direction. And don’t forget about the fact that the ship broke into 2 parts that doubled the complexity of the search.
There were various versions of the rise of the Titanic, in the case of detection, but in the midst of the discussion happened the first and second world war. And the idea of raise the Titanic was for a time forgotten.
Again on the sunken liner again talking only in 1953. In the place of the alleged burial place of the Titanic, a British salvage firm has made attempts to map the ocean floor using echo from the explosions. And again, to no avail.
Basically want to raise the Titanic is still due to the fact that the ship was literally Packed with treasure rare collections and personal treasures of passengers. Has advanced and there are thousands of absurd ideas of how it would be possible to lift the legend from the bottom. But that’s the problem what to find it can not