I was planning on showing the structural starboard side hull damage on the bow and the boilers for this part of our series; however, the structural damage to the starboard bow is too great and will be the most important concern to the overall integrity of RMS Titanic. Therefore, I will devote this entire part of my Titanic photographic series to this alarming damage as it will be an area of continued future study to evaluate the on-going condition of Titanic.
Part Six contains a great view of the structural damage that is naturally occurring on the starboard hull just below and forward of the bow cargo crane. The picture in the upper left shows Mir I exploring the front superstructure below the telemotor. From this angle, you can see how the mast has collapsed at such a sharp angle. The remainder of these pictures are quite dramatic when you realize that at least four deck levels are opened to the ocean on the starboard hull. As the ship is starting to collapse on the inside, the structural integrity of this area is being compromised and further deterioration is proceeding along the starboard hull. Observe the cracks and separation of the hull plates that will only get worse over time that threaten the overall integrity of the entire bow of Titanic.
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