The next part of our Titanic Photographic Series will look underneath the Titanic's stern fantail and specifically explore the port propeller. With the collapsing of the fantail area, getting to observe the port propeller is a very tricky and dangerous maneuver for the MIR submersible. Our submersible pilot, Genya Cherniev, is an expert pilot and we were able to get up close to the propeller without any difficulties.The first two pictures takes us directly under the stern fantail and where the rudder once was placed. The middle picture is a panoramic view of the port propeller with two of its three blades exposed. The final two photographs are close-up shots of the propeller that show the prop shaft and a blade of this propeller. Please note in the extreme close-up that the bronze of the blade is very pristine and our submersible lights are reflecting off this blade to show off a golden hue. Another noteworthy observation is that the original red paint and nuts are clearly visible.
To access these new photographs, as well as other Titanic photographs, scientific research paper and accompanying PowerPoint presentation go to our corporate website at http://www.nauticalresearch.com and within the text of this home page select the link entitled Educational Services. This will bring you to our educational page where all this valuable information can be viewed and downloaded for personal use only. I will be placing new photographs from various sections of RMS Titanic every week so you might like to syndicate our site to be notified of the latest news. Next week, we will be publishing the latest photographs from the stern section that will highlight the huge Titanic engines. The size of these engines are truly unbelievable!