About 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, under two and a half miles of icy Atlantic Ocean water, is where the wreck of RMS Titanic lies. The ocean liner sank on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, just five days into her maiden voyage.
More than 1,500 passengers died. While you might expect to find Titanic’s wreck littered with skeletal remains, only the victims’ possessions remain. Today shoes and personal belongings serve as grim reminders of where bodies once laid. So, what happened to all the skeletons?
This video by National Geographic tells the story:
A documentary by the Smithsonian Channel suggests that fire, not an iceberg, caused the sinking of the Titanic. You can read about it in Soundings’ April 2017 issue.