Following my brief five minute presentation at the United States Capitol about the loss of six US Navy aircraft sixty years ago on Thursday, I have decided to place seven photographs of the stern section of RMS Titanic on the corporate website. I would like to give a special welcome to the Titanic Modeling group who are looking over these photos to assist them in creating a model of the wreck site. To augment their study, we have announced the release of detailed video of our Titanic expedition that will be released on our corporate website starting in January 2006. This will help to put the photographs in perspective to various locations on the shipwreck. Additionally, Nautical Research Group will be releasing a comprehensive virtual dive DVD using our high-definition video in April 2006.
The following part will show various locations on the stern section of Titanic. As Titanic descended through the depths, the stern decks imploded due to the escaping air that was not able to equalize at these extreme pressures. The result is that the stern of Titanic looks like it went through a food processor. The two photographs show the extreme aft section of the stern and its associated rusticle formation. The next two photographs will explore the top of the poop deck area and the remains of one of the stern cranes. The single photograph is adjacent to the crane and shows how fragmented and indistinguishable the stern area of the Titanic has become since her sinking. The last two photographs show the port side stern railing just above the propeller and its adjacent starboard side rail that illustrates its collapsing decks.
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 under the stern section of the ship and port side propeller. You be be amazed at the preservation of the propeller!