Over the last couple of years I have unfortunately been seeing a lot of things written in the popular press that did not tally with some of the true findings of the research team on the History Channel project. It probably all started with the Associated Press
article in December 2005 and continued up until April of last year with the Daily Telegraph
(UK) piece. The Daily Telegraph
article also led to a whole series of other journalistic masterpieces around the world, each increasingly detached from the reality of what we were actually saying.
In spite of the unjustified criticism in some of the Titanic
forums, I still believe this analysis to have been of considerable importance in the world of Titanic
research. The specific content of the JMS analysis remains subject to the Lone Wolf NDA, but you will find a summary (which I assume has been autorised) on the JMS website at: http://www.jmsnet.com/2008_Newsletter.htm
This information pretty much tallies with the contents of the Titanic's Achilles Heel
documentary, so beyond this I doubt that they are authorised to say any more.
For the most part I have to continue to be guarded about what I say in public on this investigation, but I can reiterate that as per my 2006 Commutator
article, which was approved by the production company, my current belief is as follows:
's hull broke at a shallow angle, probably when the bow was down by about about ten degrees.
2) The break-up began from the top down.
did not sink because the hull broke in half. The break-up undoubtedly acted as a catalyst in the final stages of the sinking, but by then the ship was already doomed.
4) To me it is inconceivable that Titanic
could have remained afloat long enough for Carpathia
to arrive. I don't doubt that she would have floated longer had the hull not broken, but I believe that we are only talking in terms of minutes.
There is something else that I hope can be added to the mix at a later date, but the possibility of another research paper obliges me to remain silent at this time. It'll be good, though...